The deathof Whitney Houston the day before the Grammys left one question in people’sminds: how will they pull together a tribute? With many left wondering, we alltuned in the over three-hours long telecast to find out. The result? Major loveto Jennifer Hudson and very high ratings for the Grammys!

Sunday’sshow had more people watching than any other Grammy ceremony in the last 25years, according to E! Online. In fact, it was the second-most watched GrammysEVER! Could it have been the passing of Houston or the crazy list of performersscheduled to perform? Or maybe the fact that it was Adele’s big return to thestage after undergoing throat surgery?

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Regardless,reviewers praised the show, especially Hudson’s rendition of Whitney’s powerballad I Will Always Love You. Entertainment Weekly said it was “a performancethat Houston herself would have been proud of.” PopMatters called it a “near-flawlessimitation” if the original.

Whilethere was some strange points during the show (Nicki Minaj anyone?), theGrammys brought in around 39 million viewers, the most since Michael Jackson’sThriller-era in 1984. It definitely was a show to watch and their constant lovefor Whitney throughout made it absolutely perfect.

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