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
TV Guide Magazine: How about that Jennifer Hudson tribute to Whitney Houston?
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
Billboard: Jennifer Hudson ends with the line “We will always love you,” blows kiss toward pictures of Whitney. Chills.
Editor Bonnie Fuller: Jennifer Hudson crying as she sings 4 Whitney! Standg ovation! Beautiful moment of remembrance, honor
Glamour Magazine: Jennifer Hudson, we will always love you for this perfect tribute.
“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!