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Charles On… A lost chance of having Whitney Houston as a mentor

Imagine walking into a room and auditioning for one of the biggest names to have ever entered the entertainment industry. I’m talking about having the chance to sing for musicians like Elvis Pressley and Janice Joplin or to perform a monologue for Judy Garland or James Dean.

Contestants on season two of “the X Factor” would have likely had the chance to do so, but that possibility abruptly ended on Saturday when Whitney Houston was found dead at the Beverly Hills hotel in California.

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Whitney Houston: Retrospective of an Icon

Whitney Houston ruled the charts from the mid 80s into the late 90s becoming one of the world’s best-selling artists.  Her dance anthems (“I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and “So Emotional”) and ballads (“I Will Always Love You” and “The Greatest Love of All”) have left such a huge mark in the pop culture universe.  Her death at the age of 48 leaves millions with sadness and grief for she was a role model to so many, with her effortless and powerful voice.  Houston has inspired so many from Christina Aguliera to Mariah Carey, who was compared to Houston when Carey first came on to the scene.

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Whitney Houston Grammy tribute already being planned

The unexpected death of Whitney Houston on the evening before the Grammy Awards telecast has left producers scrambling to modify the show.  Several sources are claiming Jennifer Hudson, who received her first Grammy from Houston, has been approached to honor the late singer.  No details have been confirmed yet.  The Grammy’s telecast airs live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles tomorrow on CBS.

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