Whitney Houston’s first performance on national television

On 29th April 1983, Whitney appeared on US national TV for the first time ever, on The Merv Griffin Show. In other words, this was her world debut.

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She was 19 years old.

She sang a cover of Home, a song from the 1975 Broadway musical The Wiz. It was originally performed by Stephanie Mills in the stage production and by Diana Ross in the 1978 film adaptation.

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