True divas are the most talented and celebrated women in the industry with few other artists matching their incredible impact. Yet, when these acts join forces, the results are even greater!
As such, Way Back Wednesday will reflect on some of the most thrilling combinations of women who have influenced their fans as well as their peers. Watch some of these performances below in The Lava Lizard’s special Diva Duets segment:
Aretha Franklin & Dionne Warwick – ‘I Say A Little Prayer’
Brandy & Monica – ‘The Boy Is Mine’
Destiny’s Child & Celine Dion – ‘Emotions’
Patti Labelle & Mariah Carey – ‘Got To Be Real’
Tina Turner & Cher – ‘Shame Shame Shame’
Whitney Houston & Mary J. Blige – ‘Ain’t No Way’
It is always exciting to see divas on the same stage. Whether it is the spectacle of their combined stage presence, the harmonies of their voices or the idea of a possible fight over the spotlight, there is no denying that indescribable feeling of simply seeing our favourite artists in the same setting.
However, concerning the younger generation of artists, the possibility of such unions seems almost impossible. Most of the female acts who currently dominate Pop music could barely sing on-key and when they try to work together it is similar to listening to a pair of cats screeching in an alley with the assistance of auto-tune – Rihanna and Britney Spears’ ‘S&M’, for instance.
Still, there have been a few impressive duets within the last 10 years. Beyonce and Shakira’s ‘Beautiful Liar’ was enjoyable, despite the fact that they never performed it live, and so was Fantasia and Jennifer Hudson’s ‘I’m His Only Woman’.
To end this trip down diva lane, let us watch Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey’s show-stopping rendition of ‘When You Believe’ on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’. Perhaps, they should reunite to perform this tune one last time, even if it might sound a bit rough today.
Whitney Houston & Mariah Carey – ‘When You Believe’
PS: Yes, Celine Dion and Destiny’s Child’s performance was technically not a duet but think of them as two acts instead of four people. In other words, humour me!