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Glee to perform Whitney Houston tribute episode

Glee: The First Time

Story by Jack Foley

GLEE‘S creators have confirmed that an upcoming episode will feature a tribute to late singer Whitney Houston.

According to various reports, the musical drama is currently shooting an instalment featuring eight songs from the late musician.

But according to a source quoted by E! Online, the episode will “not be a typical tribute” as the focus will be on the graduating characters struggling to deal with the changes in their lives.

According to the source: “It’s using Whitney’s music as a way to say goodbye. A way to respectfully say thank you for her music.”

The report follows a Tweet by Glee‘s Lea Michele, aka Rachel, which revealed that the cast were paying tribute to another star. It read: “Starting a new episode today. A very special tribute to one of the worlds most amazing singers. Very excited about this one.”

Glee has already featured Whitney Houston’s song I Will Always Love You, as sung by Amber Riley but on that occasion the performance had already been planned.

The episode in question, which aired in the US days after the singer’s death, added a title card in her memory at the end.

It is not yet clear when the tribute episode will air in the US but it follows the success of the Michael Jackson themed episode, which aired on Sky1 last night. Read our review

However, the show appears to be losing viewers in the UK, as overnight figures from last night’s episode showed Glee only managed to attract 281,000 fans for the tribute episode. compared to the 406k who tuned in the previous week.

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