Deborah Cox and Tamia appeared on “The Talk” in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and blew the wigs off fans when they covered Whitney Houston and CeCe Winans’s emotional hit “Count on Me.”
Cox, who is known for hits like “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here” and “We Can’t Be Friends,” joined the “Stranger In My House” singer and six-time Grammy Award nominee during the show’s Jan. 18 episode to perform a beautiful rendition of the hit from the “Waiting to Exhale” soundtrack, with Grammy Award-winning artist and producer Shep Crawford playing the piano.
Both Cox and Hill shared the performance on their personal accounts, looking as good as they sound, the former rocking a bedazzled denim jacket with wavy curls and the latter in a black leather top and long blond tresses.
The two singers, along with Crawford, previously covered the song in early 2020, toward the start of the COVID-19 pandemic as part of a #CountOnMeChallenge that was circulating on social media at the time.
“Even though we’re apart I love that we are all finding creative ways to keep connected and stay together during these times,” Tamia captioned the original video. “My friends @deborahcox @shepcrawford and I found comfort in this beautiful song and we hope you will too. Thank you to the legendary @cecewinans & #WhitneyHouston. Keep your friends close ❤️ (but not closer than 6ft!) #countonmechallenge #cecewinans #countonme #deborahcox#tamia #tamiahill #shepcrawford#stayhome”
Fans were overcome with emotion at the sound of both singers’ strong and soulful voices and flooded their comments section with compliments.
“You ladies are still so beautiful and your vocals are still unreal 💜🙌🏿”
“Geesh goosebumps everytime I hear you ladies sing”
“What do they put in the water in Canada? Sheesh these voices 🔥🔥❤️”
“😩my favorite song🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🥺I’m not crying you are❤️❤️”
“Can we just get an EP already?!!!! *SHOUTS* GLORAYYYYYY!!!!”
Hill and Cox previously attempted to form a group, the Queen Project, with singer Kelly Price in 2010, however, the project barely got off the ground due to legal and timing issues, according to Crawford, who was attached to produce.