Jennifer Hudson will perform a tribute to Whitney Houston at tonight’s Grammy Awards (CBS, 8/7c), the show’s exec producer Ken Erlich announced late Saturday.
“She’s a good friend of the Grammys,” Erlich said in an interview to CBS affiliates. “She’s had some very significant appearances on the show. It felt right to ask her to come and help us honor Whitney, which she will do musically.”
Houston was pronounced dead Saturday afternoon in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The cause of death remains unknown, although police told the AP they had found “no obvious signs of any criminal intent.”
In other Houston tribute news, producers of Glee may turn Tuesday’s Valentine’s Day-themed-episode — which features Amber Riley performing a cover of Houston’s power ballad “I Will Always Love You” — into a full-fledged dedication to the singer. A source tells TVLine that the show’s brass are looking into the possibility of adding an appreciation into the closing credits.