Report: Celine Dion Set To Perform At Whitney Houston Tribute Special

Published: Thursday 27th Sep 2012 by Rashad

‘My Heart Will Go On’ hitmaker Celine Dion is set to join Usher & Jennifer Hudson as headliners of a new CBS special designed to honor late pop icon Whitney Houston.

As reported here, the trio are the first set of performers confirmed to take the stage at the Nokia Theatre-hosted event (though it is widely speculated R. Kelly will perform as well).

Due for taping October 11th, the event will undoubtedly see more of many singers Houston has influenced step up to take the stage.

Fans looking for tickets to the Los Angeles-hosted event can click here for details.  Those unable to make the show can catch it when it airs on CBS in November (source).

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  1. MC September 27, 2012

    I am happy Celine is honoring her fellow divas, friend, and counterpart. I think Mariah should also pay tribute.

    • LaLa September 28, 2012

      Agreed with this! 2 of The Vocal Trinity in the 90’s should honor their fellow Diva. The Legendary Ms. Whitney Houston <3

  2. mkigz September 27, 2012

    I can’t wait to watch this tribute – Celine Dion will just bring it I know it! I hope Jennfifer sings a different song from the Grammy’s. I’m still undecided about Usher’s role in this, I want him to sing well for Whitney’s tribute.
    God rest her soul! xxx

  3. Suicide Blonde September 27, 2012

    Finally a decent post in this site, f*****’ love Celine Dion, so much respect for this woman, bow down b******.

  4. Realest September 27, 2012

    Celine will out sing just about all the girls and those she can’t outsing she either outlasted (vocal upkeep) or has excelled far oast them commerically.. They should all have their pen and pads ready to take notes.

  5. truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) September 27, 2012

    eh…so

    • OK BOO BOO September 28, 2012

      lmao @ your user name.

  6. Gigi September 27, 2012

    She can SING !!! She will do whatever Whitney song she does justice. She is a true singer and vocalist, just like Whitney.

  7. JJFan1814 September 27, 2012

    Get Beyonce, Mariah, Kelly Clarkson, & some of the motown divas signed on!!!! This can turn out great if they sign on great vocalists

    • Jay Scorpio September 27, 2012

      No plz we dont need no SCREAMERS at this tribute so keep… Alicia and SCREAMyonce far away

      thnkx

    • mob: TeamBreezy Always B!+@#es September 27, 2012

      But what does Kelly Clrkston hve to do with WHITNEY HOUSTON?

      I’m starting to CRINGE RIGHT NOW! I know this is going to be some “POLITICALLY CORRECT, LETS BOAST THE PPL THE ‘POWERS THAT B’E WANT FOLKS TO ACCEPT & LOVE type bullsh**!

  8. REAL SANGERZ PLEASE September 27, 2012

    glad to hear that celine is doing this. it’s appropriate. definitely kelly clarkson. mariah. cece winans.

  9. DOSSOME September 27, 2012

    Is this like the 1st time EVER celine is mentioned on tgj…wow i’m so excited,now i really hope my queen mariah should also do this & with both icons,it’s sure goin 2 be epic….& plz,usher should not sing euphoria or any of his songs frm the past 7yrs bt jst stick 2 honouring the gr8 whitney.

    • JOHNVIDAL September 28, 2012

      They have made a couple of posts about her these last months. They don´t want to cos she is not urban but even them can´t deny who the biggest female superstars ever are (none of their faves are on the list) so sooner or later they end mentioning Celine

  10. mob: TeamBreezy Always B!+@#es September 27, 2012

    I actually WOULD NOT like to see Usher or Jennifer Hudson tribute Witney Houston. I would much perfer Brandy, Monica and the “old heads” like R Kelz, CD, MC, Isley Brothers, ppl like that tribute her.

  11. That B*tch (I can’t with these delusional stans) September 28, 2012

    Yessss. Celine is my girl. I grew up listening to this woman because of my mom. A lot of her songs bring back so much memories when I listen to them. She is a walking legend that has stood the test of time.

  12. nicolas September 28, 2012

    bout frigging time this site got on with a little posting about the Dion – great to hear this happening and i just hope to god that she does at least two songs as her vocals on Whitneys songs will be fantastic. this event is sure to be a great tribute – i cant wait.

  13. PrettigurlrockD September 28, 2012

    Yay. I love her!

  14. JOHNVIDAL September 28, 2012

    Just what I was saying yesterday. We need true greats and real megastars to do this tribute this time. We have had all the tributes from the black comunity and all those gospel singers already (and they were great, being the BET one the best by far)
    But Whitney was so much more than that. This is the time to celebrate the worldwide MEGASTAR and icon. And it would be nice to have the biggest to do the tribute. Can you imagine if Mariah is there too… or Madonna? haha that would be so weird and amazing
    Whitney herself said on an interview in France in 2009 that she is not just the Queen of R&B (they refered to her as that in the tv program and Whitney was not having it lol), that she transcended that and did a lot of things (pop, gospel, R&B, etc)
    I want all type of artists to pay tribute, meaning she transcends it all, just like Michael. Some guetto b****** can stay mad cos Whitney ia a worldwide treasure. You can start living out of your bubble for a second please

    • Suicide Blonde September 28, 2012

      You can start living out of your bubble for a second please.

      lMAO! haha….but i don’t think Madonna will be there, first because she’s on tour right now and second because the only Whitney song she could sing very well is “Saving All My Love For You”, it fits perfectly with her voice.

      • JOHNVIDAL September 28, 2012

        haha I know she´s not going to be there (and yes she can not sing a single Whitney song 🙂 )
        But it doesn´t matter, my point was about needing legends to do this
        Anyway… does my English make any sense? Cos that sentence I wrote about the “bubble” is weird as f***, isn´t it?

  15. ERIC September 28, 2012

    I think I’ve heard enough Whitney tributes from Jennifer. I love the idea of Celine taking part. Maybe Tina Turner, Anthony Hamilton?

  16. Ja September 28, 2012

    Now THAT is the untouchable force that oustold all your flopping favs !
    Her sales are a b**** slap to anyone in the game outside Madonna. She’s also the best singer out there !

    • sharon September 28, 2012

      so true!! Her album sales are insane!!

  17. Mely B September 28, 2012

    Celine Dion made comments right after Whitney passed that rubbed.me.wrong. Not sure how I feel about her participation. I just hope Aretha Franklin DOES NOT participate – still salty about her actions & comments after Whitney passed. I love JHud but wish they’d swapped out Usher for Kells and hope they add people who can actually sing like Monica, Jazmine Sullivan, Jill Scott, Chrisette Michelle, Anthony Hamilton, Tamia, Yolanda Adams, etc.

  18. ASIPOFBRANDY September 28, 2012

    Imma need Brandy to do a ballad this time around and also I wanna see two people peform “Count On Me”, maybe Mariah and Ce Ce Winans should peform that. #STARZ OCTOBER 16TH!!!

  19. Slick September 28, 2012

    I don’t think Mariah, could Do justice to a Whitney song with her current voice. I would Love for her to do it, but I would hate it to be awful, and basing her last Live performance for the NFL Yikes…

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