A Salute To Whitney Houston

By KATE MORAWETZ

We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute to Whitney Houston starts out with a dance party and ends with tears, as celebrities gather at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles to pay tribute to the legacy of Whitney Houston.

The show airs tonight on Global and takes the late singer's admirers, and peers on a nostalgic journey via live performances, testimonials, rare video and family snapshots.

With big hair and a sequin blazer Jennifer Hudson kicks off the night in true Whitney fashion tackling an upbeat medley of "I'm Every Woman", "How Will I Know" and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody."

Other vocalists like Usher, Celine Dion, CeCe Winans and Yolanda Adams bust their chops on more songs from the late singer's collection.

Lifelong fan Halle Berry follows a long line of celebrities including Britney Spears, LL Cool J, Taraji P. Henson who speak to the career achievements of Ms. Houston.  "She inspired a generation of little girls and women to believe in their own dreams and to know that they had within themselves the greatest gift of all," Halle says in tribute.

Watch a preview of the show below and make sure to tune-in to the special on Global tonight at 10 p.m. ET!