'Glee' Plans Full Whitney Tribute Episode
Last month, Glee made the most out of a tragic coincidence as the February 14 episode featured Amber Riley singing I Will Always Love You, just three days after Whitney Houston's death.
It was an unqualified hit as Amber's stunning vocal prowess catapulted the song atop iTunes Hot 100 -- and now, Glee is heading back to the Whitney well for an official tribute episode, slated to air later this season.
According to E!Online, who broke the news, the episode will "not be a typical tribute. It's using Whitney's music as a way to say goodbye," a source reveals. "A way to respectfully say thank you for her music."
Yesterday, Lea Michele Tweeted, "Starting a new episode today. A very special tribute to one of the worlds most amazing singers. Very excited about this one." According to sources, the episode will diverge from the typical tribute format as it will use Whitney's music to express the difficulties McKinley's graduating seniors are having with moving on.