Whitney on X Factor...
New York Daily News: Whitney Houston has 'wardrobe malfunction' on Simon
Cowell's UK TV hit 'X Factor'
BY Elliot Olshansky
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Monday, October 19th 2009, 9:05 AM
Whitney Houston's comeback had another awkward moment Sunday, and this one
couldn't be blamed on an extra-long gabfest with Oprah Winfrey - the diva
experienced a "wardrobe malfunction" while performing on Simon Cowell's UK
reality show "The X Factor."
Thankfully for all involved, the incident wasn't X-rated, as Houston's
incident involved the back of her dress. However, it was another snag,
albeit minor, in Houston's long-awaited comeback, which also included a
less-than-stellar "Good Morning America" performance that the diva felt
obliged to apologize for.
After serving as a guest mentor to the show's contestants on Saturday,
Houston sang her latest single, "Million Dollar Bill," on Sunday's results
show. Just over two minutes into the song, a strap at the back of Houston's
long silver dress popped open.
While Houston made one brief attempt to adjust the rebellious strap, she
quickly returned her full attention to the song, and seemed to take the
mishap in stride.
"I sang myself out of my clothes," Houston joked to the audience after the
song ended, before going on to discuss the U.K. release of her album "I Look
To You," and a scheduled world tour stop in April.
Currently in its sixth season in the U.K., "The X Factor" has been a point
of discussion in Cowell's current contract negotiations with Fox, the
network that hosts "American Idol." The network has extended an offer of $50
million for Cowell to produce a U.S. version of the British show, according
to the Hollywood Reporter.
19 OCTOBER 2009