‘Glee’ to air Whitney Houston tribute episode

The episode will feature eight of the late singer's tracks

Glee will broadcast a special tribute episode to Whitney Houston, it has emerged.

A forthcoming episode of the hit musical comedy will see the students of William McKinley High perform eight of the late singer’s tracks.

According to E! Online, an insider said that the episode will “not be a typical tribute” instead focussing on the graduating characters strugging to adapt to the changes in their lives. They said: “It’s using Whitney’s music as a way to say goodbye. A way to respectfully say thank you for her music.”

Lea Michele, who plays Rachel, recently tweeted that the cast were working on a tribute to an unnamed star, writing: “Starting a new episode today. A very special tribute to one of the world’s most amazing singers. Very excited about this one.” She later added that she would be “singing a really great version of one of my favourite songs.”

Glee has already broadcast a tribute of sorts to Houston when Mercedes, played by Amber Riley, performed ‘I Will Always Love You’. The performance had always been planned to feature in the episode, but following Houston’s death, producers put a title card in her memory at the end of the episode.