Whitney Houston Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction On UK TV, Kills It Anyway

By Nuzhat Naoreen

The road to a comeback isn't without its challenges, as Whitney Houston learned first-hand on Saturday (October 17) during a performance on English television show "X-Factor" (an "American Idol"-esque show produced by Simon Cowell). Houston, who recently hit Oprah's couch and took over the "Good Morning America" stage in order to promote her new comeback album I Look to You, experienced a wardrobe malfunction during an energetic performance of the Swizz Beatz-produced "Million Dollar Bill."

The legendary singer appeared in front of a cheering crowd Friday, wearing a sparking silver dress with straps in the back. Halfway through the song, the straps suddenly became untied. The mishap seemed to catch Whit off-guard for about half a second, but in true diva style, she simply shrugged at the camera and plowed through the rest of the song. Luckily for her, the front half off her dress managed to stay in tact throughout the whole fiasco, and it didn't stop her from hitting all her high notes and staying in the pocket of the tune's infectious groove.

After she wrapped up the song, Houston laughed off the malfunction to "X-Factor" host Dermot O'Leary: "I sang myself out of my clothes!" she said. It took the poise of a true diva to work her way through that, which is why there is no doubt the Houston still has it, and that her performance — combined with the excellent video for "Million Dollar Bill" — means that the comeback is complete.