Mon, 18 January 2010 04:32:14 ET
Before the 46-year-old legendary songstress accepts her award at the 3rd annual BET Honors, she is saluted by the 'Dreamgirls' actress with a rendition of her famous song 'I Will Always Love You'.
"American Idol" alum Jennifer Hudson
has saluted her idol Whitney Houston
at the 3rd Annual BET Honors by taking the stage and singing a song for the 46-year-old legendary songstress. On Saturday, January 16, the 28-year-old singer sang her rendition of Houston's song "I Will Always Love You".
" actress' performance wasn't the only salutation the star of "The Bodyguard" received that night. Prior to Hudson's performance, gospel singer Kim Burrell sang "I Believe In You and Me" to Houston. Both performances received standing ovation from the audience as well as Whitney Houston herself. After the stunning performances, R 'n' B singer Ne-Yo
presented Houston with the BET Honor for Entertainment.
The BET Honors celebration was taped at Warner Theatre in Washington D.C. and will be aired at 9 P.M. on Monday, February 1. The 2010 honorees included actress Queen Latifah
, rapper Sean "P. Diddy
" Combs, accomplished educator Dr. Ruth Simmons and world-neurosurgeon Dr. Keith Black. Mary J. Blige
and India.Arie were among the performers paying tribute to the honorees.
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