LOS ANGELES (CBS)  — It wasn’t just that Jennifer Hudson sang her heart out to Whitney Houston’s remake of “I Will Always Love You,” maybe it’s the way she ended the song with a haunting “Whitney, we love…we love…you,” that bought an audience to their feet and the twitter universe — stars and music critics — to their blackberries and iPads.

Chris Daughtry: Jennifer Hudson has some serious pipes!

CBS2 Anchor Pat Harvey: Whoa…have goosebumps! Liked the way Jennifer came out with no introduction. None needed.

CBS2 weathercaster Jackie Johnson: Jennifer Hudson looked, and sounded like an angel. #grammys

Talk show host, former “America’s Got Talent” judge Piers Morgan: Just saw @IAMJHUD ‘s tribute to Whitney online (Thanks again @CBS ) – simple, beautiful, powerful, perfect. #Grammys

Khloe Kardashian Odom: I think they should have saved Jennifer Hudson’s tribute for the finale.

Noted music producer/”X Factor” judge LA Reid: Thank you @IAMJHUD

Political commentator Donna Brazile: Wow. Can we do a repeat? Another song… National Anthem? More…RT @EW Jennifer Hudson @IAMJHUD pays tribute to Whitney Houston #grammys

iTunes Music: Jennifer Hudson’s moving tribute to Whitney was heartwrenching. #GRAMMYs #wewillalwaysloveyou

Pandora Radio: Even the Media Room here at @TheGRAMMYs was absolutely silent & reverent as Jennifer Hudson sang “I Will Always Love You” #GRAMMYs @IAMJHUD

Huffington Post: Jennifer Hudson nails Whitney Houston tribute with “I Will Always Love You” http://huff.to/Afsins #Grammys

TV Guide Magazine: How about that Jennifer Hudson tribute to Whitney Houston? #Grammys

E! Online: Jennifer Hudson Performs Pitch-Perfect Whitney Houston Tribute at Grammys

“Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts: Is anyone else crying like I am after listening to Jennifer Hudson at the #Grammys? Such a beautiful tribute to Whitney. Blessings to all.XO

“90210” star Trevor Donovan: Jennifer Hudson struggling to keep her composer, but pulls it off. Great Tribute to Whitney Houston #Grammys

Billboard: Jennifer Hudson ends with the line “We will always love you,” blows kiss toward pictures of Whitney. Chills. #grammys

Editor Bonnie Fuller: Jennifer Hudson crying as she sings 4 Whitney! Standg ovation! Beautiful moment of remembrance, honor

Cosmopolitan On line: We know we’re not the only ones who got chills when @iamjhud sang “I Will Always Love You.” #Grammys

Glamour Magazine: Jennifer Hudson, we will always love you for this perfect tribute. #grammys

People Magazine: Jennifer Hudson is flawless #iwillalwaysloveyou #whitney #grammys

IHeartRadio: Jennifer Hudson is performing her tribute to #WhitneyHouston. This is sending chills down our spine! So powerful. #GRAMMYs

“The View” co-host Sherri Shepherd: You did Whitney Houston @IAmJHud and looked fabulous!!! Girl can you bottle up some of those hips in a 6oz jar & sell ’em to me! xoxo

Shannon Elizabeth: Jennifer Hudson’s Whitney tribute was BEAUTIFUL!!

“Glee” star Amber Riley: That was absolutely beautiful Jennifer Hudson. Absolutely beautiful! Made me smile. Great tribute

“Young and Restless” star Michelle Stafford (Phyllis): Jennifer Hudson!!!! Gorgeous!!!

“Tonight Show” contributor Ross Mathews: JHUDJHUDJHUDJHUD. #jhud

CBS2/KCAL9 Reporter Suraya Fadel: #JenniferHudson nailed it! #grammys2012

“Dancing With the Stars” Derek Hough: It’s amazing how the lyrics to I Will Always Love You had a whole new meaning tonight . Bravo Jennifer . RIP Whitney

Former “Bachelorette” contestant Kiptyn Locke: Big winner tonight is Adele, hands down. Second biggest winner though is American Idol — Kelly, Carrie, Jennifer killed it! #Grammys

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