What a coincidence!!
Glee had already decided to do I Will Always Love You *before* Whitney Houston's death.
But now that the legendary singer has passed, Mercedes' rendition of the beautiful song will fit in perfectly with the tribute card they plan on airing before the credits.
Ironically enough, Amber Riley (the lovely lady who plays Mercedes if U somehow didn't know that) actually MET Miss Houston on Thursday! If that's not karma, we don't know what is!
She describes the experience:
I didn't need her to take a picture with me. I didn't need an autograph. The fact that she even acknowledged that I was standing there was enough for me.
I was very broken up [when I heard]. My dad actually called me and told me. He was like, 'Are you driving because I'll need you to pull over' because he knows how much I love Whitney Houston.
Aww… poor gurl!! One of the MANY in mourning right now! We all are!!
Glee's special Valentine's episode airs Tuesday night on FOX!! Don't miss it!! Set DVR if UR gonna be lovin-dovin' it up with UR boo!!
Annnd! If U want a sneak peek at the other songs they plan on airing throughout the episode, give a little clicky click right here.
Tags: amber riley, cover, death, dies, glee, i will always love you, mercedes, sad, tribute, video, whitney houston