Whitney Houston: The Legacy

Part 11: The icon has influenced everyone from Jennifer Hudson to Lady Gaga.
3:09 | 02/23/12

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OK so. She's -- a better place and she is. A great place -- be still here obviously wrong. On Saturday in a private service for her family and friends Whitney Houston we'll be brought home again to the new hope Baptist Church in New Jersey. Where she -- so memorably in -- junior -- some thirty years ago. And through music that would become a pillar of -- soon. Learned valuable lesson. Church is you get instant feedback first OK if you hit it right. You'll know everybody's tolerant on their -- you know if you're. People are warmer than their zone blitzes. You know. These roots in gospel music shone through her every recorded. Just as they did with the other legends of American used only. Sam Cooke and the incomparable. Fareed. Then she told me once -- consider you know. Aretha Franklin said to me -- passed the torch went on to you it's Whitney's gospel underpinning. That really -- us all away. When she sings gospel every fiber body -- she spends -- looking -- -- happen. She sang he saw the man I mean. She was singing that our savior. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- She would sing gospel in her first performances. And did her final one. And Jesus loves me as significant because Jesus loves me as a moment that we share. And while she was -- she said to me until mentions. That -- yearning for transcendence. Elevating 2000 -- I look to you. And then me. It was the voice. It was more than just a voice it was the honesty in the truth that was inside. Of the reports. Part of a legacy that has inspired millions one that will be remembered tomorrow in the place where it all began. -- a young girl with the rarest of gifts found the courage to share her once in a generation voice. With the grateful world.

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