On in Australia from 9 January (starting in Perth), Belinda Davids will be appearing in The Greatest Love of All – The Whitney Houston Story. Davids is amazing as she belts out all of Whitney’s classic hits, she took the time to have a chat before the show gets under way here.

 

Joy – Apart from Whitney, who are other soul divas that you love?

Belinda - There are so many! Aretha Franklin was absolutely amazing though.

 

Joy - How daunting was it taking on the role of Whitney in the show?

Belinda  - For me, it was a huge responsibility. Whitney is my idol and I wanted to do her justice – hopefully I have!

 

Joy – Have you been to Australia before?

Belinda – This will be my second time in Australia. The first time was in 2015 where it was quite emotional for me because the last time Whitney was in Australia she was booed off stage. My main goal was to try and restore her name – hopefully I did!

 

Joy -What do you hope to see while you’re in Australia, in your down time?

Belinda – I’d love to dip my toes into the ocean! Other than that I’d love to be as touristy as I can be and explore all the attractions.

 

Joy – The show looks and sounds incredible, do you have any favourite songs or moments that you can share?

Belinda – This year in Ireland, everyone in the crowd was on their feet singing along with me word for word to Saving All My Love For You… This was truly one memory I will cherish forever… The atmosphere was so emotional and loving.

 

Joy – What is next for you, after ‘The Greatest Love of All’ winds up?

Belinda – I definitely want to create my own music.

 

Thanks to Belinda for taking the time to talk singing Whitney’s greats, we are looking forward to the show, The Greatest Love of All – The Whitney Houston Story is on in Sydney 2 February, for more information and tickets see: http://www.thewhitneyhoustonshow.com/rr_events/sydney/  

 

This Month in Sydney

18 Oct - 4 Nov
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Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, the world’s largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition celebrates its 22nd anniversary this year, returning to the spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk from 18 October – 4 November.

The iconic exhibition will see the coastline transformed into a two kilometre long sculpture park over three weeks featuring 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world.

Aqualand proudly returns for its third year as Principal Sponsor, along with the prestigious Aqualand Sculpture Award, which has increased to AUD70,000 in 2018 and will be awarded to an exhibiting artist whose sculpture will be gifted for permanent public enjoyment in Sydney.

In 2017, Aqualand’s sponsorship was renewed for an additional five years and is the most significant in the exhibition’s history, continuing to support the growth of the iconic Bondi exhibition.

As one of Sydney’s most beloved and photographed events, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi attracts over 500,000 visitors over the course of 18 days and signals the beginning of summer in Sydney.