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VIDEO: John Legend, Jordin Sparks, Whoopi Goldberg & Bobbi Kris SPARKLE For Whitney Houston Tribute At The 2012 Billboard Awards

Whitney Houston was honored tonight at the 2012 Billboard Awards with an introduction by Whoopi Goldberg, performances by John Legend and Jordin Sparks and appearances by Bobbi Kris and Pat Houston. Watch it inside....

Tonight's tribute to Whitney Houston at the 2012 Billboard Awards was introduced by the legendary Whoopi Goldberg. The musical portion featured John Legend singing "The Greatest Love Of All" while Whitney's Sparkle co-star Jordin Sparks sang "I Will Always Love You."

The Millennium award was accepted by Bobbi Kristina (who brought up "step-brother" Nick Gordon) and aunt Pat Houston on behalf of Whitney.  Bobbi Kris said,

“I just really want to say thank you to everyone who supported us through it all, not just from when it was good, but when it was bad, to just everything. Thank you so much for showing that much love ’cause she deserved it. I’m just blessed to have been in such an incredible woman’s life. There will never be another one, ever.”
 

Watch the tribute below:

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Both John & Jordin did an

Both John & Jordin did an outstanding job. Anyone listening with an open mind would know this. It's just to bad that some will always only have something negative to say. Life for them must be terrible!
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Tears, tears, and more tears.

Tears, tears, and more tears. That song will always be a WH classic. When BK looked up like she was singing to her mom....I was done!
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That was HOT. Loved it

That was HOT. Loved it Jordan!
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Ok.. I'm sorry but anyone

Ok.. I'm sorry but anyone with ears that can hear KNOWS that Jordan Sparks SMASHED that song.. closest to Whitney I've heard... I'm TRULY IMPRESSED... #stopthehate
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When I saw BK cry it brought

When I saw BK cry it brought tears to my eyes. We need to all keep her in our prayers. I believe that God allowed us to see her display her emotions for a reason. I don't know what Pat's motives are, but I pray that she will do right by BK. Please YBF family say a prayer for BK and her family. Thanks and God Blessed
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That Jordin Sparks

That Jordin Sparks performance was not on point. It just seemed rushed and not put together. That was not be right song for her voice
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That Jordin Sparks

That Jordin Sparks performance was not on point. It just seemed rushed and not put together. That was not be right song for her voice
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Man I have tears n my eyes. I

Man I have tears n my eyes. I miss n love Whitney Houston n Jardon Sparks did a woundeful job.
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Jordan Sparks did an amazing

Jordan Sparks did an amazing performance !!!!!!!!!!!!! She did it with such grace and class!!!!!!! of course nobody can sing like W. Houston.... she was the best ever... like Brandy said.... Hello Jordan was doing a tribute to her Icon.....she 's the star.... in the movie Sparkle.... of course it was W. Houston Movie.... no doubt .......Jordan is a beautiful singer.... and has great talent.... just because she not a hoe.... on stage like other performers........ she's a good girl!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jordan Sparks did a wonderful emotional performance......Tears to my eyes..... very emotional..... touched my heart...... That was too emotional for Brandy and Monica ...... this was Jordan Sparks time..... let her have her moment..... she starring in the movie with W. Houston.....Haters ain't nothing but admirers.............. Blessings to u Jordan such a beautiful talent continue your success...... u doing a good job...... it's doesn't matter how good or bad u are people still going talk bout........But Jordan Sparks is a wonderful singer..................God bless...........let's be happy people..... God= Love.........
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I was nervous for Jordan when

I was nervous for Jordan when she started singing only because it's such a big song but i was pleasantly surprised. She really did an awesome job!
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I wish they would have chose

I wish they would have chose stronger vocalist. I like Jordan and John for their own music, but I don't think they were right for THIS tribute.
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Jordan did very very very

Jordan did very very very good!
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John Legend did a great job

John Legend did a great job and he did the song like John Legend would do do not over the top. Jordin sparks did and amazing job that sent chills throughout my body. She didn't make this song about her but did Whitney good and proud. Yes JHud can sing and also did a good job but she made the song about JHud. Pat I still feel is trying to hide something and control Bobbi Kris like she's a little child and not a young adult. I'm sure wehn Whitney was alive she try in all ways she could to raise her daughter to learn to live a good life through anything that may comes her way. R.I.P Whitny and let it be known that your angel will always watch over your daughter.
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Hmm.. Jordin was just ok..

Hmm.. Jordin was just ok.. again.. i mean.. you really dont touch i will love you unless you are ready.... she was kinda of flat in the beginning.. and kinda chest voicing at the end.. but she brought it home.. it was a touching tribute.. and it just makes me misssssssss Whitney so much...
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they should have had Brandy

they should have had Brandy do something
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Yes Brandy & Monica

Yes Brandy & Monica definitely should have been apart of the tribute. They both were there.
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Thats what I thought too till

Thats what I thought too till I remembered that yup they sure were right there- Partying it up with clive davis in the same hotel where Whitney's body lay before it had even gotten cold. That s#!t really pissed me off. Lol. So negative. They dont need to do no damn tribute.
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Yes Brandy & Monica

Yes Brandy & Monica definitely should have been apart of the tribute. They both were there.
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Jordin's voice is perfect for

Jordin's voice is perfect for the song. Whitney will be remembered through great artists like Jordin Sparks. A great talent and inspiration for the current generation.
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That parasitic Pat Houston

That parasitic Pat Houston gives me the creeps. Bobbi Kris was appropriately dressed imo, still missing Whitney though I know she was watching with a smile.
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Sparks did not even SING on

Sparks did not even SING on KEY how did she "KILL" it. Yes she destroyed the SONG yes. But she sure did not Sing well. Jennifer Hudson did a FAR better JOB!
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Im going to have to agree

Im going to have to agree with you on this one....I'm NO vocal coach or critic (disclaimer before the birds come a chirping and replying)-but her vocals were shaky on the high notes----JHUD normally yells but I was by far more moved by her subdued singing of this tribute more so than Sparks. Sparks is young and this was too big for her-JHUD is mature with vocals-like it or not people-she may yell to sell records but when the time is right-she can bring it down and shake the house with SIMPLICITY!
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I watched the awards last

I watched the awards last night and I though Jordin did an "okay" job of "I Will Always Love You". Jennifer Hudson's performance was better in my opinion which we are all entitled to. I did not like John Legend's performanc at all!! I loved the tribute to Donna Summers. I thought she (cannot think of her name) did a great job. I read all of the comments and I agree that Patty can't be trusted. I did not have a problem with Bobbi's dress either. Now as far as her hair is concerned, that wig was too much for her face! I like her better with straight hair.
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Jordin Sparks did a great

Jordin Sparks did a great job! Bobbi Kris made me cry...Pat Houston and John legend should have both taken bathroom breaks during this tribute.
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Thank you so much to the

Thank you so much to the person who made the comment about Bobbi's dress! She is not a teenager and she can wear what she wants to wear! Her mother, and may she rest in peace, wore similar and/or tight fitting dresses during her performances or public outings. It's too bad she did not inherit her mother's looks. She just has her body but her father's facial features. And yes, I don't trust Patricia at all. Hell I don't know her but my sixth sense is kicking in! I will admit that Bobbi needs some positive guidance which should come from her grandmother and I hope she has some positive friends who aren't trying to use her in any way, shape, or fashion!
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@Elizabeth 11:37 am I think

@Elizabeth 11:37 am I think this is exactly what the issue is. Krissy does not have the right guidance. Cissy is part of this new show and it's clear from how Krissy looks that she has ALL the wrong people around her. Bobbi Kriss knew where she was going. She was attending a TRIBUTE to her mother. And people can say what they want about Whitney she NEVER dressed CHEAP. Krissy looked CHEAP. That dress was too tight she looked pregnant and her hair????? That was the sloppiest weave I have ever seen. Crissy just looked a HOT MESS! And that was not the time to look BAD. I just don't know who anyone who LOVED Crissy allowed her to leave the house like that. And right next to her was that LEECH Nick Gordon. Chrissy is not going to do well. You can see the writing on the WALL.
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Pat pat pat u sure was quick

Pat pat pat u sure was quick to grab that mic
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For those of yall wondering

For those of yall wondering why people are saying Jordan sounded horrible, is because more than likely, those are the ones that saw it on live television . The video didn't pick up everything the same that we heard live. On the live performance, it had got to the point of where she started raising her voice, and I had to turn the tv down, cause it wasn't cool. Not hating on the girl, nor am I trying to take anything away from her, because I think she has a nice voice, it just couldn't pull off that song, and if only you could ask somebody who was actually there, I'm sure they would tell you the same thing, unless they're in front of a camera, cause then of course they're gonna lie and say that it was amazing, to keep the peace.
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Jordin did an AWSOME job she

Jordin did an AWSOME job she really made me proud. John Legend has a horrible voice and should have been the last person asked to give someone like Whitney a tribute. He SUCKS BIG TIME! Jordin did a much better job than J-HUD. I am not a fan of her voice either. Poor Bobbi K she already did not inherit her mom looks or talent but she looked so terrible representing her mom at this event w/ that wig that dress and when she speaks I just cringe because her mom was so well spoken and articulate. I just wish this girl had something going for her. Whitney's voice was 1 in a billion the chances of her inheriting that kind of voice was slim to none but at least she should have had her charisma and ability to speak well. God help her because this girl desperately needs help. I guess instead of everyone picking her apart myself included she needs our prayers. BADLY! Bobbi K has a real uphill battle ahead of her and no ones perfect but the people she is around could not save Whitney. So how in the world can they help her. I just hope someone from outside her little circle can help her before it is too late!
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Imma need for theybf to REALLY stop these scammers! Anyhow, I too, don't think Pat should have been on the stage with Bobbi. The whole week they were advertising the award show, they kept saying a tribute to Whitney Houston with her daughter Bobbi Kris. All along I'm thinking it was going to be a more personalized tribute. All in all, it went well. Jordin IMO was on point. Of course she not gonna sound like Whitney, because....she's not Whitney. John was okay too, but I feel like certain parts were too rushed. As for the acceptance part, Pat goes up there to introduce Bobbi, and mention that Bobbi should accept the award. I was looking at the tv like....."Ummmmm, isn't that what Whoopi JUST did?! Introduce her?" She needed to really go around that area and have a seat in everyone's chair because she looked a damn fool yesterday. Imma also need to ask for those close to Bobbi, find her a stylist for public events such as last night's event. Her dress was a bit too fitted...and her weave was not doing anything AT ALL for her.
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Jordin sparks was amazing and

Jordin sparks was amazing and she looked beautiful!
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Sorry JENNIFER HUSDON killed

Sorry JENNIFER HUSDON killed this song for Whitney....TWICE. Once when she was ALIVE and AFTER she died when she has moments to prepare and was overtaken with Emotion she still delivered a FAR superior version than Sparks.
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Do your kids ever embarrase

Do your kids ever embarrase you with their clothing, hair, actions?
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Some of you may not like what

Some of you may not like what I'm about to SAY, and that's fine too.....but Bobbi Kris looks a HOT-A-MESS. My heart goes out to this child as I'm sure her heart is still heavy from the passing of her mother; but there comes a time when we have to accept responsibility and accountability for our OWN actions. Despite Whitney's personal struggles/battles - she was always a CLASS ACT when it came to her appearance. We never saw Whitney, Mrs. Cissy, or even Dionne Warwick dress provocatively. Bobbi Kris needs an INTERVENTION asap and if I were Bobby Brown I would intervene on my daughter's behalf ASAP - because if not, she will not live long. I agree, there is something a bit off when it comes to Pat Houston; and I cannot quite place my finger on it. And this is not to judge her - I'm just saying I've seen pictures of her daughter (who is the same age as Bobbi Kris) and she would not allow her own daughter to dress and behave in such manner so why is she NOT intervening on behalf of Bobbi Kris? And some may say, well she is old enough to make her own decisions - by age YES; but by actions HELL NO. CONSERVATORSHIP-CONSERVATORSHIP-CONSERVATORSHIP!!!! As a TRUE Whitney Houston fan - I love Bobbi Kris as I do her mom and want the very best in life for her - and I do not expect for her to fill her mother's shoes; as Whitney did not try to fill her mother's shoes; but I would like for her to clean up her act and get the right spiritual, emotional, mental, and PHYSICAL help she needs to survive the bitter/cruel world. She can have all the money this world has to offer - but money cannot buy happiness, longevity, TRUE FRIENDS, or eternal blessings. I'm pulling for you Bobbi Kristina BROWN!!!!! P.S. John Legend and Jordin Sparks' performance were STELLAR!!!!
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you got all that from her

you got all that from her style of dress. she was at the billboard awards, not the white house convention. bobby kristina is going to be her own person. she may sexy dresses, but that does not define who she is. and fyi, whitney houston wore a dress way more seductive than bobbi kristina, at the 2008 ali celebration. it was red, and her breasts were popping out. she had sexy eye make up, and hair pinned up, there are pics with she and kevin posing. she's giving him a sexy look, and he's blushing/smiling. so, whitney wasn't always pristine either, but considering the fact it was costner, she probably wore thst dress, because costner is a dude you want to be sexy for. lol anyways, clothes don't make a lady, or a slut. character and morals. the dress wasn't that bad, the girl wanted to be sexy, it ain't that serious.
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When I saw Pat Houston I saw

When I saw Pat Houston I saw a VULTURE. That woman gives me the CREEPS. Whitney has not been in the ground for a YEAR and these people are already Pimping her name and reputation. And if Pat Houston is responsible for taking care of Bobbi Kris she has been doing a HORRIBLE Job. Bobbi Kriss looked CHEAP on that stage. That is NOT how you honor your mother. Bobbi Kriss looked like a string out HOOKER! I was so disappointed in her. And when she spoke I just wanted her to leave the STAGE. Those people are MEDIA WHORES. I'm not supporting that show or that disgusting family. I'm also losing faith in Cissy Houston. To find out she is involved with this show is really disappointing. Whitney did not have anyone around her interested in helping her or saving her gifts. I feel so bad for her. Love...REAL love is a GIFT. Too bad Whitney did not have that. Kriss is LOST.
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how is pat houston pimping

how is pat houston pimping bobbi kristina? bobbi kristina wants to be an actress/singer since was a child. her mother spoke about that. she has said that. now suddenly, pat is taking this opportunity to get bobbi kristina exposure, and people are hating it. whitney is dead, but the idea, that pat shouldn' capitalize off this momentum is ridiculous. and for people to say pat killed whitney, . please understand that pat is pnly the executor, and has no say in bobbi money, whatsoever. actually, bobby brown is next in line. yet noone is telling bobbi to stay away from him. it's amazing how people want to say whitney's own family took her out, when there is no proof, if there is, please elaborate. people don't want others to trash ray j, or bobby but pat her sister in law/manager is fair game. let me tell you this, it would not benefit any family member killing whitney, because her estate wasn't lucrative. like mj, his estate is constantly making money , because of his atf catalogue, other investments, so it was plasible, but whitney, no. her estate was 20 million plus, with that amount, you would have to save and make it work for you. pat , gary, ray were all employed by whitney why would you kill your employer. people are attacking her on the basis of her actions during the funeral, ok, alot of people won't get on stage, and clown, they want to be composed. her actions during the death, well, people go into shock,etc. her actions during the oprah interview, she spoke her truth. she didn't have a problem with bobby, and said whitney was wrong as well. no matter what she feels about bobby, she wouldn't go on national tv, and say anything about him, that's bobbi kristina's father, you don't destroy that bridge. and as far as her attitude about whitney chasing a younger dream, pat is a woman that is of a mature age , mind to say something is not right. she said, whitney basically was a homebody, yet she was trying to hang with a young dude who likes to go out. it couldn't be real lasting love, i just think whitney wouldn't want the public to dog her family out, , she didn't seek out love from he fans, unlike mj who believed he was relevant through admiration of fans, she loved and cred about her family. we really shouldn''t judge her family based on what we see on tv, rember, they were there living in her addictions with her, when just last year, people were dogging her out, her family was there.
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@Pp.....did you watch the

@Pp.....did you watch the CLIP? Pat Houston is not an entertainer. That MOMENT was not about HER. That moment was about one person Whitney. Pat used the moment to plug her show and Krissy. I don't care how long Krissy has been training she will NEVER be an accomplished singer. People will always compare her to Whitney which means she has to be BETTER then Whitney which is next to impossible. If people loved Krissy they would encourage her in another direction or encourage her to work outside of entertainment. And sorry that interview with Oprah is a prime example of how GREEDY PAT is. That interview was filled with LIES and SOFT questions. Everyone involved wanted something. Oprah wanted ratings to save her network and Pat Houston wanted to paint herself as some savior which she was NOT. Whitney was doing DRUGS up until she died which flies in the face of the LIES PAT was telling about how CLEAN Whitney was. In fact Whitney was doing drugs before she DIED which means PAT and Co cleared those DRUGS out of the room before they called 911. So don't tell me about PAT. Pat is going to PIMP Bobbi Kriss on that reality show and push her into show business knowing full well she will FLOP. That is not love. That is exploitation!
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Well..I totally agree! I

Well..I totally agree! I think that Bobby Kriss should not have worn tht dress. She looked like a prostitute. Sorry.. but she did! That aunt of hers should have avsed her differently... i they tuely cared. That Pat ..I just dont know. Suspect. I think she was a GREEDY enabler. One more thing......Uhm who else thinks that Bobby Kriss looked zooted (high)?
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Typo- Well..I totally agree!

Typo- Well..I totally agree! I think that Bobby Kriss should not have worn that dress. She looked like a prostitute. Sorry.. but she did! & that aunt of hers should have advised her differently... if they truely cared. That Pat ..I just dont know. "Suspect." She was a GREEDY enabler. One more thing......Uhm who else thoght that Bobby Kriss looked zooted (high as a kite)?
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Jordin did a really good job.

Jordin did a really good job. I'm sure she was extremely nervous. There's a lot on the line when it comes to paying homage to celebrity that passed away, especially someone of Whitney Houston's caliber. I think it was a sweet gesture to ask Jordin to sing. Amazing job!
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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! JORDON

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! JORDON KILLED IT!!!! BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES
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stop the shade Jordin Spraks

stop the shade Jordin Spraks sounded great! Nobody is gonna sound like Whitney hence she slayed the song that was Dolly Parton's
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Jordin gave me chills. Pat is

Jordin gave me chills. Pat is real suspect....I dont believe a word she says!
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