The 2017 American Music Awards were full of big, show-stopping moments, but none more so than Christina Aguilera’s Whitney Houston tribute. The tribute was actually a salute to the 25th anniversary of Houston’s movie, “The Bodyguard,” which is also the best-selling soundtrack of all-time.
Aguilera sang “I Will Always Love You,” “I Have Nothing” and “Run to You” while scenes from the movie played behind her.
As one human being who called a karaoke cab to drive me around and sing Houston songs the night she died, I thought Aguilera did well. As a person who also went home and watched “The Bodyguard” the night Houston died, I also thought Aguilera did well. Not everyone agreed with me.
Sometimes, people seem to forget that Houston was literally a once-in-a-lifetime vocalist. No tribute to her will be able to stand next to her.
Before moving onto “I’m Every Woman,” Aguilera told the audience, “this is a Whitney celebration. The greatest vocalist! This is for every woman in the audience. Get on your feet for Whitney Houston. We love you Whitney! The greatest, my idol!”
After the show, Aguilera tweeted, ‘to the AMAs, to Whitney’s beautiful family, thank you so much for this incredible opportunity, thank you so much for making a little girl’s dream come true. I’ve had the time of my life, and I hope I did you proud, Whitney. Love you forever.”