Whitney Houston’s shocking death on the eve of the Grammy Awards has turned the production upside down, but the show will go on, with Jennifer Hudson handling the vocal tribute to the fallen superstar.
Access Hollywood reports:
However, viewers won’t see the show turn into a “full-blown tribute,” according to the show’s executive producer.
“We had a long-term association with Whitney. Whitney was a multi-Grammy winner. She appeared on the show a number of times… obviously we are very saddened. We don’t want to rush to anything that wouldn’t be respectful,” Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlich told CNN on Sunday night of the music awards show’s plan to honor Whitney, who died on Saturday at age 48.
“Our plan at this point, I’ve asked Jennifer Hudson to come. We’re really, at this point, talking about what she’s going to do, but it will be something respectful,” Ehrlich said of Jennifer’s performance. “It’s not going to be a full-blown tribute, to me that feels like it’s too early, it’s too fresh at this moment, so we’re working on something that will be really respectful and appropriate to Whitney’s memory.”
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