Whitney Houston - The Star Spangled Banner 27/1/1991
Even though this wasn’t an original song by Whitney this has got to be one of the best covers in general, by Whitney and of the song.
The control is essentially the most excellent part of this performance, from the easy start to the powerful, emotive and moving power in the middle to the end. No other singer has been able to do such ever since, in the same way or even in their own. From chest, to upper chest, to the transition into falsetto, Whitney was able to do it all effortlessly!
The range was incredible and one of a kind in this performance, Whitney was definitely able to fill that stadium (without the micro) because of the power and range she displayed in this!
Somehow she was able to do it so effortlessly smiling, swaying and moving yet the vocals were perfectly on point with no fault. I don’t think your favourite could even dream!