Amber Riley’s ‘I Will Always Love You’ Tribute to Whitney Houston on Glee [Video]

Amber Riley Whitney Tribute

It was just a mere coincidence that the Valentine’s Day episode of FOX’S hit show GLEE featured singer and actress Amber Riley (aka Mercedes Jones on the show) singing Whitney Houston‘s greatest hit, “I Will Always Love You.”

The episode aired on the heels of the tragic death of the music icon this past weekend in Beverly Hills.

Here’s what Amber said about the episode:

“I Will Always Love You” was a song I didn’t even want to touch. They [‘GLEE’ Producers] have been asking me to sing it since Season One. It was vocally challenging of course but that song is just sacred to me. Whitney Houston was one of music’s angels. I admired, loved, and looked up to her. Her music made me feel like I knew her, like we were close. There will never be another Whitney and no one will ever take her place.