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'Glee' Filming Whitney Houston Tribute Episode

Fri, March 9, 2012 9:58am EDT by 3 Comments
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Amber Riley’s rousing rendition of Whitney’s ‘I Will Always Love You’ came only days after the legendary singer’s death. ‘Glee’ is now planning to honor the singer and her impressive catalog in a full-episode dedicated to her music.

Glee is shooting a full-episode tribute to the late-great Whitney Houston, singing eight songs from her catalog, a source confirmed to E! Online. “Starting a new episode today. A very special tribute to one of the worlds most amazing singers. Very excited about this one,” Lea Michele, who plays Rachel Berry, tweeted on March 8.

Amber Riley gave a remarkable performance of Whitney’s classic hit “I Will Always Love You” on the Fox hit’s Feb. 14 episode, which was filmed before the diva’s tragic death at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 11.

Glee’s graduating seniors will use Whitney’s music to express their hesitations about letting go and moving on from the halls of McKinley High School.

“It’s using Whitney’s music as a way to say goodbye,” the source reveals. “A way to respectfully say thank you for her music.”

Glee has given tribute previously to Madonna and Michael Jackson. Not everyone has been a fan of the episodes dedicated to one artist, but this seems only fitting. What a great way to give a final send-off to Whitney’s memory and all the wonderful music she gave us.

Do YOU think a Whitney-tribute episode is necessary or was Amber’s unplanned tribute performance perfect enough?

Emily Morgan

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  3. Whitney Houston Wasn’t Depressed Or Suicidal, Says Dionne Warwick