The Straits Times
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Published on Oct 13, 2012
 
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Hudson, Spears, LL Cool J honour Whitney Houston

 
 

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jennifer Hudson embodied the look of one of her idols, Whitney Houston, during a tribute to the late singer put on by Grammy organisers.

Rocking a pompadour and glittery jacket reminiscent of Houston's stage costumes from the 1980s, Hudson belted out a medley of Houston's hits on Thursday at the Nokia Theatre for We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston, which will air as a TV special next month.

"She has been a huge part of my life musically," Hudson said. "She's just been like this outline, this blueprint for myself."

Britney Spears, LL Cool J, Halle Berry, Taraji P Henson, Usher, CeCe Winans and Yolanda Adams also participated in the musical tribute.