The Grammys organized a show stopping tribute by Jennifer Hudson in memory of Whitney Houston, after her shocking death Saturday. Ken Ehrlich, the show’s executive producer, stated that the plan was to honor Whitney’s life through a musical tribute.
[getty id="69741" title="The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images" src="http://cbswvmv.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/138861767-291x385.jpg"] “It’s too fresh in everyone’s memory to do more at this time, but we would be remiss if we didn’t recognize Whitney’s remarkable contribution to music fans in general, and in particular her close ties with the Grammy telecast and her Grammy wins and nominations over the years,” Ken said.
The performance by Jennifer was simple and on point as she hit every note during “I Will Always Love You”, one of Whitney’s late hits. The tribute followed a beautiful Memoriam that honored other talented musicians that have passed throughout the year. Surprisingly, Jennifer stayed very composed during her performance. It was reported that during the short rehearsal before the show, Jennifer was breaking down and struggling to hold back tears.
Watch the tribute here: