Years of crack cocaine have only improved Whitney Houston’s voice. Here she sounds like an angel more than ever. Ha, just kidding. It sounds like someone punched her in the throat or she has emphysema or both. Whitney, however, blames her crackling voice on Oprah. Before she took the stage in Central Park, she told the audience,

“I’m so sorry. I did ‘Oprah.’ I’ve been talking for so long. … I talked so much, my voice,” she said, trailing off.

“I shouldn’t be talking. I should be singing,” she said before breaking into her final, crowd-pleasing number, “I’m Every Woman.”

Right. I’m sure that’s the reason she sounds like a crack addict trying to karaoke. The people with no vocal cords who have to use those voice digitizers could have sang better than this.