American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson paid tribute to the late Whitney Houston by delivering a very emotionally charged performance of her hit â€œI Will Always Love Youâ€ during the 2012 Grammy Awards only a day after the shocking death of the singer on Sunday (February 12)- watch video below.
Jennifer, who broke down â€œsobbing hystericallyâ€ during rehearsals, managed to pull it together and offer a very solid and heartfelt performance of the classic. Even though the former Idol was pretty good (pitch-perfect), the bland performance also proved that no one will ever sing it quite like Whitney did.
At one point, Jennifer changed the lyrics to â€œWhitney, we love you.â€ The legendary 48 year-old singer was found dead at her room in the Beverly Hilton hotel on Saturday (February 11).
R.I.P. Whitney Houston.
Jennifer Hudson Sings “I Will Always Love You” At Grammys 2012 Video