Jennifer Hudson is set to pay tribute to the late Whitney Houston at today’s Grammy Awards after the “I Will Always Love You” hitmaker tragically died in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel yesterday afternoon.
The Oscar-winning Dreamgirls star has been a lifelong fan of Whitney‘s and stated on Piers Morgan Tonight recently that receiving a Grammy Award from her idol in 2009 was a career highlight.
Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich told CNN, “I’ve asked Jennifer Hudson to come and we’re really, at this moment, talking about what she’s gonna do.
“It will be something respectful. It’s not gonna be a full-blown tribute; to me that seems like it’s too early, it’s too fresh… (It will be) appropriate to Whitney’s memory.”
Grammy’s president MC Lyte adds that “appropriate moves” will be made to include Houston tributes during the ceremony.
Late R&B star Etta James is also set for a tribute at the Grammys, with Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt paying respects to the “At Last” singer.