Graduation day is looming and the students of McKinley High are struggling to say goodbye. Luckily, they’ve got the songs of Whitney Houston to help them through.
The episode dedicated to the the late singer features seven of her classics, including “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” and “So Emotional.” Blaine (Darren Criss) confronts his boyfriend, Kurt (Chris Colfer) with a dance remixed version of “It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay.” Kurt, on the other hand, takes on the ballad “I Have Nothing,” staying true to the original. And with their respective relationships on the line, Mercedes (Amber Riley), Santana (Naya Rivera), Kurt and Rachel (Lea Michele) take to the halls for an a cappella rendition of “How Will I Know” to figure out if their boyfriends do, in fact, really love them.
In a sneak preview of this week’s episode, the cast said they had one goal: “Just make Whitney proud.” Riley even felt like Houston was there in spirit and hoped the show would be a celebration of her music.
In January, the show did a similar tribute to Michael Jackson , and have dedicated entire episodes to the music of Madonna, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga.
Watch the Glee performance of “How Will I Know” and a sneak preview of tonight’s Whitney Houston episode, which airs at 8 p.m. on Fox, below.
–Shannon Carlin, CBS Local