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Jennifer Hudson's Whitney Houston Tribute at Grammys - Watch Now!

Jennifer Hudson's Whitney Houston Tribute at Grammys - Watch Now!

Jennifer Hudson looks absolutely stunning on stage at the 2012 Grammy Awards held at Staples Center on Sunday (February 12) in Los Angeles.

The 30-year-old singer performed a sweet and simple rendition of the classic song “I Will Always Love You” in a tribute to the late singer Whitney Houston.

It was announced last night shortly after Whitney‘s death that Jennifer would perform a tribute performance during the Grammys.

Jennifer‘s performance followed an In Memoriam segment that honored such talents as Amy Winehouse, Clarence Clemons, and Steve Jobs.

Jennifer Hudson’s Whitney Houston Tribute at Grammys
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Posted to: 2012 Grammy Awards, Jennifer Hudson, Whitney Houston

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  • longchamp

    no, no, no, let’s not try to spin this “I lost 80 lbs I must be awesome” chick into the late, great Whitney!

    had to immediately rinse out my ears on UTube with the original rendition…

  • jjenn

    jhud did such a great job simple,nice and respectful…i was very so emotional all over again..whitney u will be missed u,love ur personality..i pray ur family will be okay

  • Brandi

    Jennifer did a wonderful job, and I know how hard it was. I was asked to sing at the funeral of my pastor, and I was so emotional, I couldn’t finish the song because I started crying. I’ve always regretted that I couldn’t rise to the occasion when it counted, but I’m not a professional singer. I just sang occasionally in church. In the final months before his death, he asked me several times to sing his favorite song for his funeral, and he always said that if he didn’t jump out of the casket to give me a hug and a kiss, then we’d all know he was truly gone. Of course, I remembered that while singing, and when I realized he would never again give me a hug and a kiss, I just lost it. So since then, I’ve always admired those who are able to put aside their own grief and pain and rise to the occasion, because it’s incredibly hard. Bravo, Jennifer, bravo.

  • facts

    Best vocals of the night. Period.

  • Really

    Such a brilliant voice and classy tribute.

  • http://- maya

    She sang great. Always loved her. Well done :)

  • kel

    Jared, please make it available, cus it won’t play

  • ozangel

    JH you should be ashamed of yourself. That would have had to have been the worst performance I have ever seen and that’s saying a lot. Ms H deserved a lot better than whatever the hell you want to call that!

  • nyob

    She did a great job, but no one signs that song as well as Whitney. And probably no one ever will. Her voice had a lightness to it that carried that song to another level.

  • ozangel

    Ms H being Whitney Houston. Hudson you nearly killed one of the greatest songs in our generation. Hang your head in utter shame.

  • melissa

    mediocre or less
    where are the great talents of now?
    Adele, beyonce Jay z- brusce springsteen- john mayer ryan adams- those people can really sing

  • Bobo

    No one said she was trying to sing like, or be Whitney. Shut up people. She asked what was done of her, gave a tribute to an idol of hers. Jeez.

  • facts

    @melissa: NONE of the ppl you just mentioned could have done better than Jennifer. The closest would have been Beyonce, but she would have made it all about her. You’re an ignorant twat.

  • A

    Well, if anyone was going to do it, i’m glad it was Jennifer Hudson because she can actually sing unlike some others… (i’m looking at you Adele) …without you being uncomfortable her voice will break.
    Jennifer makes it so you can relax because you know she has control over her voice and can go high and low and in between, basically, she has range. She’s not Whitney but then, who is? No one. So give her a break, she’s the best we have at the moment.

  • miss t

    great tribute. she did her way and it was respectful and moving.



  • Mike


    You are an idiot. Period.

  • Jasper

    that wasn’t very good. some random from xfactor or american idol can do way better FOR SURE

  • peggy


    What an asshole you are!!!! It was a tribute – Jennifer is an Oscar winning actress/singer with her own career maybe you should follow suit and get your own life.

  • For a kinder world

    Whatever happened to, if you don’t have something nice to say, say nothing.

  • PNK

    She sounded nervous and kinda off-key. Way too deep-voiced for the song, and it was so slow. Dunno, it wasn’t great IMO.

  • myatwutyeemoe

    i like this song

  • JUN

    Oh my! She always have that “angry” style of singing. Very different from the emotion WH gave to the song.

  • jackie

    Whitney seemed to be quite please 2 years ago at Jennifer’s tribute to her…when she was here to witness it…so pass this link around to all the haters…

  • peggy


    If that’s the worst performance you’ve ever seen then you not only know nothing but never have seen anything.

    Another talentless, pathetic jerk on JJ trying to act like they actually know something about anything and don’t.

    Whitney doesn’t need phony, nasty fans pretending to greive her by trashing a tribute by a singer she liked.

  • Try

    The tribute on BET was much more lively and strong. But this night wasn’t about proving how well she can sing. It was a polite tribute.

  • Paula

    Why did she sing THAT song? THAT is Dolly Parton’s signature song NOT Whitney’s!!!
    Jennifer should have sang a Whitney song! That was stupid!

  • rachel


    Haha. Okay, y’all are haters. And really. Why would you lump JayZ in with people that actually have singing voices? I wouldn’t exactly call 99 problems, but a bitch aint 1 a greatest hit. Shame..

  • Clare

    Considering they added this tribute to the show this morning, Jennifer did an awesome job. Have I heard her sing better? Yes, but given Whitney died YESTERDAY and JH wasn’t even in the lineup to perform until today, she did much better than a lot of people would or could do in her position.

    No one sounds like Whitney – that’s why she was loved. Jennifer did what she intended, she used her beautiful voice to pay tribute to her idol.

  • claus

    She entertains better in those weight watchers commercials. stick to that J-hud.

  • Clare

    @Paula: Whitney’s version of that song surpassed Dolly’s original in popularity. It became a signature Whitney Houston song. Dolly Parton has acknowledged that herself.

  • kel


  • Polly

    @Try: Exactly, this was not the time for JHud to show she can hit every note – it was a farewell to her idol.

  • Marie


    Adele is a amazing Singer, if someone can’t sing it’s for sure YOU

  • Brian

    Jennifer is a remarkable talent and to take on such a tribute with only 24 hr prep, shows only that she is a true STAR!!!!!!!

  • Toni

    I wish we could hear other Whitney songs as tributes. I mean I Will Always Love You is her biggest hit, but she has so many others too that I would like to hear. Like I believe in you or Exhale or Saving All my love or you give good love for example.

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  • ZOE

    Jennifer is good but Withney is great…

  • oleyeo

    they should have at least have WH’s pictures/videos going on in the background while she was the bodyguard..just saying.

  • deliciamo

    I loved it… Thank you Jackie for the link. J-Hud keeps it classy always. We will always love Whitney Houston. May she rest in peace.

  • Lord Sexy

    @PNK: Well you must be deaf. Or you just have terrible taste.

  • Sean

    this was OK. Couldnt hit the big notes like Whitney. Should’ve let the Taiwanese kid sing it. Dude sounds like a Whitney clone.

  • Lovelydee

    This was so beautiful.
    I was truly speechless.

  • d

    Wow!! no words..

  • http://MSN Gary

    Whitney Houston was a beautiful artist and had a beautiful voice. However; Jennifer Hudson did an absolute AWESOME job last night on the Grammy’s. I literally sat and cried while she was singing.

    Keep up the GREAT work Jennifer!!

  • Sally Wong

    wow! Jennifer did a fabulous job last night and after watching this link taken two yrs ago, even Ms. Houston was touched. Thanks for sharing! all those non-believers should watch this!

  • Will

    That was beautiful! Jennifer Hudson is a great singer in her on right!

  • http://yahoo carolyn carter

    The grammy’s was missing a lot of performances, Charley Wilson,Usher, Kelly Price, R Kelly, etc. It was BORING and too long. I didn’t see the musical tribute to Whitney, but once I do, I will give my opinion.

  • Robert

    I once sang at the funeral of a young woman who had been attacked, raped and murdered while jogging. While I sang, I could not look at her white coffin or I would have lost it all. It’s difficult. As hard as you might, you have to look somewhere else for a focus. We will all miss Whitney Houston and I’m glad Jennifer could get through this tribute.

  • Britney

    Shew! that made me cry. Awesome tribute<3