Whitney Houston on GMA: A Disaster in Pictures

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Some comeback performances are so moving, they leave you longing for the days of yore and simultaneously marveling at how good the stars still are.

Anyone who saw Whitney Houston on Good Morning America and its summer concert series this week knows that was not one of those comebacks. No.

Voice cracking constantly and leaning on the audience to hit the high notes, Whitney reminded us that some singing careers are better left to history.

But she still looked good at least. Click to enlarge photos of Whitney Houston below, comforted by the fact that you don't have to hear any of the "music" ...

Triumphant Return
Good Morning America Goner
Voice Cracking
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Whitney Houston Comeback

Whitney Houston's comeback begins and ends in Central Park. [Photos: Splash]

Okay, we can't resist. If you need to hear part of the Good Morning America train wreck to prove we're not being unnecessarily harsh in our critique, or because you just love seeing celebrities fail miserably, check out the video below:

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I absolutely agree with all of you. Shocking that this site exists, and they have the nerve to say 'a disaster in pictures' about a woman so beautiful and with talent that will perhaps remain unmatched forever. She was a goddess, and anyone who has the audacity to say otherwise obviously doesn't know anything about music. She lived and breathed music, and she was perhaps one of the most honest & down to earth while having all that talent. Whitney I will love you and miss you till the day I die.

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I second that you are so right whitneyjackson...this is the reason a good part of the reason a woman with such class such flare found it difficult to reenter this dramatic split tongued society of hollywood...cuz of the people that want and want perfection-without the grace of saying ''thank you for all the perfection you have already given''...we ask of you nothing more then join us and enjoy your life with us let us share and love the whitney we love...with you with us...but no! you have to take more well look at what you got from her now! and her poor daughter god bless her and keep her safe.

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After reading more hurtful comments about whitney, i know that some ppl r goin 2 hell 4 sure. The important thing 2 remember is that her fans will always outnumber her haters!!!! I feel 4 whitney so much. She didn't even have 2 do a comeback after all the trauma shes been tru, but she did and then 2 be critisized 4 her every move is just ridiculous. I don't want ppl to hate her just cos of 1 performance. Please stop. ALL WHITNEY HATERS OF THE WORLD I WANT U 2 REMEMBER:
To judge a person is very easy thing to do but one day you'll be judged,so be careful! I judge ppl too but I regret it unless its someone really bad who deserves it.
What I'm really trying to say, is... God, please give Whitney the strength 2 pull thru, pls shield her from hurtful comments and keep her strong. p.s If all haters DONT STOP, I will hunt you down AND FEED U TO YOUR DOGS!!!

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and another thing is- this a shitty website. the ppl who made this r lowlife scum who have nothing better 2 do with their crappy lives.
YEAH! I'M TALKING 2 ALL OF YOU, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF U WHO HAD ANYTHING 2 DO WITH THE MAKING OF THIS STRAIGHT-FROM-HELL WEBSITE. THE PARAGRAPHS 2,3+4 REALLY PISS ME OFF. THE NERVE OF YOU GUYS, THE NERVE. YOU THINK PPL WILL CHANGE THEIR OPINION OF SOMEONE AMAZING, AND CARING LIKE WHITNEY JUST BECUASE YOU f***ing SAID SO!!?
sure, her voice isnt AS GOOD AS IT USED 2 BE, but the fact that u have the audacity to critisize her 4 getting back on her feet unlike many drunkies who just sit at home feeling sorry 4 themselves, is just unbelievable. Anyone who agrees with me, can u pls say:HELL YEAH!!! I will do everything in my power 2 shut this website down, everything. And anyone who doesn't agree can F OFF!
so, HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP, IF U THINK U HAVE THE POWER, WELL THNIK AGAIN. COS I'M THRU WITH PPL LIKE U!!!!!!!!

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Its so annoying- we live in a society where ppl r always talking about how when you're in trouble, you should get back on your feet. Well, thats exactly what whitney is doing, isnt it?! But nooooo, we can only critisize.
All u haters just need to remember without whitney there would be no beyonce, mary j, brandy, pink, mariah carey and many others. I know some of u r gonna hate on me for saying this, but its true- this whole scenario is just like mj! He battled with his demons and came on top amd many hated him 4 it. whitney is doing the same. whitney is a real person, not fake, not plastic(unlike many celebs of today), plain real- authentic as SAZ said. I think she knows her voice aint gonna be the same as a it used 2 be,but us fans need to stick by her in her time of need!!!

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Comments like this about women (Whitney Houston) are what keep our society sick, here is a women Witney who has the guts to get back out there and try to pick up what she loves to do and idiots like you (whom perhaps have never had to struggle through great pain)pick her to pieces, vocally she is not the same (yet) but I thought her tribute to her mother and daughter were fantastic and are what the world needs more of...authentic, real people who don't hide behide plastic pink template like this website!! Good for you Whitney I found it inspiring.

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She still sounds better than 80% of the so-called 'singers' out there.