The much-beloved pop icon Whitney Houston recorded a duet with fellow actress and singer Jordin Sparks just four days before her untimely demise. Now, Whitney fans can hear the diva show off her rehabilitated voice in her final song.
Singing alongside Sparks for a tune called “Celebrate,” Houston sounds like her old self. The song is for the upcoming movie “Sparkle,” which is a 1976 remake of the original “Sparkle” that starred Philip Michael Thomas, Irene Cara, and Lonette McKee.
“Sparkle” chronicles the lives of a girl group in the 1960s who struggle with drug abuse and fame. The remake, starring the aforementioned Houston and Sparks, will also star Cee Lo Green, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, and Derek Luke, among others.
For the song, movie producer Harvey Mason Jr. gushed about Houston’s performance of the song, adding that Houston’s recording session was “really positive” and Houston herself was overjoyed by her performance:
“We ended the session dancing around the control room while she said ‘Turn it up! Turn it up!’ She was so fun-loving.”