"It's kind of eerie."
This is what Matthew Morrison has to say about the passing of Whitney Houston mere days before Fox will air Glee's big Valentine's Day episode featuring a rendition of Houston's seminal version of "I Will Always Love You."
And now, a rep for 20th Century, the studio that produces Glee, tells us that episode may turn into a Whitney tribute.
So what will it be? And what else did Morrison just tell us?
No final decision has been made yet, but producers are considering paying further homage to Houston in the Tuesday episode, in which Amber Riley sings Houston's trademark ballad (which was based on the Dolly Parton original) while weighing her feelings for Sam (Chord Overstreet) and Shane (LaMarcus Tinker).
"Yes, we are trying [to do a tribute]," a source tells me. "The episode had been locked but we are going back in." Most likely, it will feature some sort of title card honoring Houston before or after the episode, as first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
Morrison, who talked to our Marc Malkin at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party tonight, said he heard the news of Whitney's passing on the way to the event. "Last year this time I was so excited to actually get a picture with her," Morrison tells us. "I was so excited about that. I grew up listening to The Bodyguard soundtrack. That was my jam."
On Jan. 31, Glee paid tribute to another fallen iconic singer, Michael Jackson.
Check out Amber Riley's version of "I Will Always Love You" from Tuesday's episode right of Glee here...