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Whitney Houston live performances on CD/DVD: Seeking that sparkle
Whitney Houston live performances on CD/DVD: Seeking that sparkle

Clive Davis excused himself and stepped out of the room while hopscotching through video highlights of Whitney Houston's career during a recent playback session. At that moment, it was during Houston's characteristically ultra-emotional performance of Diane Warren's "I Didn't Know My Own Strength" on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 2009. On the TV monitor, Winfrey blinked tears away as Houston — three years before her death — sang: Survived my darkest hour, my faith kept me alive I picked myself back up, held my head up high I was not built to break I didn't know my own strength Returning to the room at the song's end,...

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