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When Whitney Hit The High Note – ESPN


Like the best heroes, Whitney makes bravery look easy. She is calmly joyful — cool, actually, and free of fear. And when she arrives at Oh, say [cymbal] does our star- [cymbal] spangled banner yet wave, she moves to lift the crowd. She sings it like an answer. People were weeping in the stands, weeping in their homes. The song itself became a top-20 pop hit. Folks called in and requested Whitney Houston’s national anthem on the radio. Whitney’s version made it all absolute, for a moment. Her head was back, as one’s can be when victorious, and as one’s can be when asking for and ecstatically receiving the glory of God.

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