The death of Whitney Houston on the eve of the Grammy Awards last year sent her fans into shock, but also pushed the producers of the award show into an 11th-hour panic.
How to pay tribute to one of pop’s most renowned vocalists? Who to perform said tribute? How to change - and how much do you change – the tenor of what is usually a celebratory event?
On the eve of this year’s Grammys, Feb. 9 (two days prior to the one-year anniversary of Houston’s death), comes the TV special, “The Grammys Will Go On: A Death in the Family.”
The show, airing at 9 p.m. on CBS, gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the backstage shuffling and last-minute rehearsals that took place in the hours before the 2012 Grammys, as well as interviews with some of those tapped to pay homage, such as Jennifer Hudson, Bonnie Raitt and LL Cool J.