Even Better Than The Real Thing: Belinda Davis’ Tribute To Whitney Houston Wows Viewers With Song "I Have Nothing"

Date April 19, 2018

"Even Better Than The Real Thing" aired on Saturday night, featuring the best tribute performances in the land. The studio audience enjoyed the spectacular acts before they had the chance to vote for their favorites.


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The BBC One’s show, hosted by Paddy McGuinness, brought together the world’s top tribute artists for a fabulous night of performing and competing.

The first episode featured an amazing line-up of tributes to George Michael, Whitney Houston, Bruno Mars, Amy Winehouse and Little Mix, and delivered a fun and lighthearted impersonations of the biggest pop stars.

Despite the fact the show had mixed reviews on social media, the critics went silenced and the viewers were mesmerized when Belinda David started performing "I Have Nothing" by Whitney Houston.

Here's the original version:

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Belinda's tribute:

Her performance was so incredible that it comes as no surprise it won the show. The South African singer quickly became the viewers’ favorite and received a lot of praise on Twitter.

Other artists also tried to channel Whitney Houston before:

This is not the first time Belinda paid tribute to Whithey:

Some users even said, they would happily pay to see Belinda perform, because she was "so amazing". Other commented how they enjoyed watching the show calling it a "feel good" program.

The fan base of "Even Better Than The Real Thing" will be in for a treat as the show will return for an additional Christmas special later this year. The viewers will enjoy tribute singers performing well-loved Christmas favorites from across the decades. More details about the festive special will be reviled soon.

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