The first clip from the big “Glee” Whitney Houston tribute, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” is in, and be forewarned: you might cry when you watch Amber Riley,
and Chris Colfer absolutely slay a chilling a cappella version of Houston’s classic “How Will I Know.”
Really — it’s goosebump-inducing like the best moments of Season 1 were, and it’s also really, really promising in terms of how this whole Whitney tribute will play out. Although the music of Michael Jackson is just as (if not more) iconic, it seems like this episode could turn out better than Season 3’s other tribute just because they’re being more creative with the song arrangements. Remember how well the Madonna episode worked?
As for context, it’s unclear what’s going on before the song occurs, but during, the New Directions members hang out at a locker shrine dedicated to Whitney before they walk ‘n sing through the McKinley hallways and wind up in the auditorium. To borrow a word from Jennifer Lopez, it will leave you covered in goosies.
Just wait until the beat kicks in and the four stand on the stage in spotlights. Goosies!
The “Glee” Whitney Houston tribute will air Tuesday, April 24 at 8 p.m. on FOX.