While hanging out with friends this week, Jennifer Lopez took on a Whitney Houston classic. But does she have the pipes to pull it off? Some fans don’t seem to think so.
J.Lo joined vocal coach Stevie Mackey and singer Sheléa for a cover of “Saving All My Love For You.” Stevie posted it on his Instagram stories. Check out the video below and judge for yourself.
Can Jennifer Lopez Pull Off Whitney Houston?
Sheléa sat at the piano while Stevie and J.Lo stood next to it. The trio sang together, with Stevie’s voice seeming to come through the loudest. From what fans could hear of Jennifer’s part, they weren’t too impressed.
Another commenter wrote that J.Lo isn’t “the real talent here,” she’s “just the celeb.” Someone else added, “I think she was showing off her vocal coach’s voice…” Yet another commenter said, “…He sounds great!!!”
So it’s safe to say that a lot of people don’t think J.Lo’s talent is up to Whitney Houston standards. Jennifer may have judged American Idol for a time, but it sounds like it’s a “no” from these commenters.
J.Lo Has Been Insecure About Her Voice
Earlier this year, some fans were surprised to learn that J.Lo didn’t sing her own backing vocals on the 2005 song “Get Right.” Instead, singer Y’Anna Crawley handled that part. Y’Anna won Season 2 of BET’s Sunday Best.
In 2018, Jennifer Lopez shared that other people have had to encourage her to feel confident in her talent over the years, as she’s questioned whether she’s a good enough singer. J.Lo said those moments inspired her to “keep going.”
“I’d go into studios and I’d be like ‘Well I’m not a great singer,’” J.Lo said, “and they’re like ‘What are you talking about?’ and I was like, ‘Well I don’t sing like Aretha Franklin,’ and they’re like ‘It doesn’t matter. You sing like Jennifer Lopez and people love it,’ and I’m like, ‘They do?’ and she’s like ‘Yes.’”