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Dion, Hudson to Perform at Houston Tribute Special

by Antoinette Bueno 2:01 PM PDT, September 27, 2012
Photo: Warner Bros.

A-list music stars Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson and Usher are confirmed to perform on the upcoming one-hour TV special dedicated to the late Whitney Houston, titled "We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute To Whitney Houston."

The special, airing November 16 on CBS, will celebrate Whitney's life through interviews and performances from various artists paying homage to the legendary singer, and will include her own most memorable performances of her career.

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Jennifer has paid tribute to Whitney before by singing her iconic hit I Will Always Love You at this year's Grammys, and Celine has also expressed her admiration for the troubled singer.

"I was just in shock when Whitney's life had been taken because of drugs. It's a big loss for all of us," she told V Magazine in August. "I have always been scared of the industry. Why? Because I think it's a place where anything is possible. It's a 'Yes' place, especially if you have success. And then you think that you have family and friends, true friends. But sometimes the love of family isn't strong enough to overcome."

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Whitney died from an accidental drowning in a bathtub at a Beverly Hills hotel on the eve of the Grammy awards in February.

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