Last month we got to see video of Glee’s inadvertent tribute to the late Whitney Houston when their Valentine’s Day episode featured a cover of I Will Always Love You just days after her untimely and tragic death. Today we learn that Glee is going one step further and is devoting an entire episode of the show to Whitney’s memory by performing songs from her amazing catalog.
Glee is currently shooting a tribute episode to Whitney Houston that will include eight songs from the late great musical icon, sources confirm to us exclusively. Unlike the previous tribute last month (Amber Riley performed “I Will Always Love You” and producers added in a dedication card), this Whitney episode was planned after Houston’s death, and according to a reliable show source, will “not be a typical tribute”. “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.” I’m told that unlike the show’s Madonna and Michael Jackson episodes, the Whitney tribute is more of a “character piece” that focuses on Glee’s graduating seniors having a real hard time letting go. Earlier today, Lea Michele herself tweeted: “Starting a new episode today. A very special tribute to one of the worlds most amazing singers. Very excited about this one.” As are we! In fact, this Whitney episode has all the makings of one of the series’ most emotionally gripping to date. So count us in. (With a ginormous crate of Kleenex on stand by, just in case!)
No date for this special Whitney episode has been revealed but I’m certain we’ll be finding out soon. In no time the first preview clips for the ep will be out and, well, we can join Glee in saying goodbye to one of the most important artists of our time. I am wholeheartedly, fully on board with this decision to pay tribute to Whitney Houston. I can’t wait to see and hear more. What do y’all think of this planned Glee tribute to Whitney? Are you on board?