On Saturday at 9 p.m., CBS is airing a special focused on how the Grammys were affected by Whitney Houston's shocking death on the eve of the annual musical celebration.
There's plenty of never-before-seen rehearsal footage plus interviews from Bruce Springsteen, Bruno Mars, Dave Grohl, Taylor Swift, host L.L. Cool J, Katy Perry and Bonnie Raitt, among others.
* Host L.L. Cool J came up with the idea of offering a short prayer for her during his introduction. "They didn't want to perform at a wake. We didn't want to ignore Whitney's passing. I was in this weird no-man's land between mourning and celebration," the star of "NCIS: Los Angeles" and rap star said.
* Jennifer Hudson was producer Ken Erhlich's first choice to sing a tribute to Houston with "I Will Always Love You." Hudson immediately said yes. He remembered Hudson's performance of "You Pulled Me Through" in 2009 after her mother, brother and nephew were murdered in 2008 and thought she'd be the perfect representative to honor Houston. The special shows Houston handing Hudson her first Grammy that year as well.
* Bruno Mars was the unlucky first performer after LL Cool J's intro honoring Houston, singing a peppy version of "Runaway." At one point, he said all the sadness had tamped down the crowd and he had to exhort them to stand up and get into the music, which was naturally the focus of the night.
* The special also showcases a behind-the-scenes look at the comeback of Adele after vocal surgery, the reunion of the Beach Boys and the collaboration of two superstars Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney.
TV preview "The Grammys Will Go On: A Death in the Family" 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, CBS