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I liked it. She was American Idol runner up last year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swwGSPa80SM

At the American Idol...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBmMaDJK74U

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Admittedly, NO ONE will ever sing it as well as Whitney but Jessica did do it justice imho...

RIP Whitney Smile
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It's a Dolly Parton song...
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On 2013-06-03 14:32, tomsk192 wrote:
It's a Dolly Parton song...


It is, I know... Smile

But she sang the Whitney version. Smile

Love Dolly as well...
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I love the Dolly Parton version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_utP1mGoutQ

This guy said it as well as I could:


"Zach Bond 2 weeks ago
Dolly's is much better than Whitney's. I'm sorry, Nippy has a fantastic voice, however Dolly's version is much more heartfelt and emotive. I feel that Whitney was just trying to prove that she had the best voice out there, it was way too showy. Plus, You can listen to Dolly's version over and over and over and never get sick of it. I have listened to it about 7 times in a row just now and not sick of it. Whitney is good the first time, but then its impossible t get through a second time."
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Elvis wanted to record "I Will Always Love You" but the standard deal with Elvis was if he recorded your song you had to turn over at least half the rights. Dolly said she was heartbroken that Elvis wasn't going to record it but she had long since made the decision not to sell her publishing, and stood firm. Turned out to be a very wise move as the Whitney Houston version made her an absolute fortune.

Regardless of the version it's a great song. At one time or another the two versions topped almost every chart there is. Hot 100, Hot 100 Country (twice), Hot 100 Adult Contemporary, Hot 100 R&B, Hot 100 Single Sales, etc. And when it hit the top, it usually spent weeks and weeks there. A pretty amazing accomplishment.
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On 2013-06-03 15:54, Pop Haydn wrote:
I love the Dolly Parton version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_utP1mGoutQ

This guy said it as well as I could:


"Zach Bond 2 weeks ago
Dolly's is much better than Whitney's. I'm sorry, Nippy has a fantastic voice, however Dolly's version is much more heartfelt and emotive. I feel that Whitney was just trying to prove that she had the best voice out there, it was way too showy. Plus, You can listen to Dolly's version over and over and over and never get sick of it. I have listened to it about 7 times in a row just now and not sick of it. Whitney is good the first time, but then its impossible t get through a second time."


This is kind of reminiscent of something I heard about, recently. Harry Connick, Jr., trying to coach Amrerican Idol contestants in how to sing older ballads (I think one of them was "I'll Be Seeing You"). They just couldn't bring themselves to reign the vocal fireworks so that it worked well with the words and music. The vocal talent had to be primary, and on display - performance had to fit the singer, rather than the singer adjusting for the music - and the meaning/character of the songs were rather lost.

This is the same reason I don't care at all for a lot of performances of the Star Spangled Banner - the singer makes it about his/her own performance, rather than what the song is about and *why* it is being sung.
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