Deborah Cox to provide vocals for Lifetime's Whitney Houston biopic

By Jorie Goins,

Yaya DaCosta has nailed the look of late songstress Whitney Houston, right down to her 1,000-watt smile. But the former America’s Next Top Model runner-up won’t be providing her own vocals in a Lifetime biopic on Houston.

TMZ has reported that producers of the Lifetime biopic have experienced difficulties obtaining the rights to Houston’s music as a result of her family believing that a television biopic does not honor her properly. As a result, according to TMZ, singer Deborah Cox will provide Houston’s vocals for the upcoming film.

As previously reported, the Lifetime biopic is set to premiere sometime in 2015. Directed by Angela Bassett, the film is said to be focused on Houston and her relationship with ex-husband and New Edition member Bobby Brown.

In keeping with their displeasure with the TV film, Houston’s family has not been involved in the production of the film. Her daughter Bobbi Kristina has also been very vocal in her criticism of the film.

A snippet of Cox performing “I Will Always Love You,” arguably Houston's greatest hit, surfaced on TMZ.

Do you think that Deborah Cox’s vocals will do Whitney Houston justice?

image courtesy of Scott Kirkland/INFphoto.com

 
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