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Confident without being cocky, emotive without being melodramatic...
But the risk of having three individually successful singers collaborate on one track is that the song could drown in the weight of competitive vocal acrobatics. But Houston, Evans and Price are secure in their gifts (Price started out as a backing singer for Mariah Carey while Evans, who was married to The Notorious B.I.G., was the first female artist signed to Puff Daddy's Bad Boy label).
Confident without being cocky, emotive without being melodramatic, they've made a tidy meal of this track which does nothing for Houston's increasingly derided image, but reminds you why she had an image in the first place.
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