Just a month after Fox‘s musical hit Glee coincidentally featured a rendition of Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You in its Valentine’s-themed episode, the series will now pay homage to the late singer in a full-length, hour-long tribute.
According to E!, unlike the show’s typical tributes to artists such as Michael Jackson and Madonna, the Whitney tribute will be crafted as more of a “character piece” focusing on Glee‘s graduating seniors. Eight songs from Whitney’s extensive catalogue will highlight the drama and emotion of saying goodbye.
I don’t know about you all, but I can dig this, especially if Amber Riley is involved. After her version of Houston/Dolly Parton’s I Will Always Love You aired a few days after the singer’s death, the video quickly gained millions of views on YouTube alone and was touted by some as the best Whitney tribute to date.
However, I wonder if she’ll get much shine in the graduation episode, or whether it will simply be used as a way to give the other members of the cast – Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer, and others – a chance to participate in the Whitney love.
See Riley’s performance below:
Glee‘s Whitney Houston tribute episode went into production this week. The air date hasn’t yet been announced, but we’ll keep our ears to the ground.