Jennifer Hudson vs. Amber Riley: Who Sang Whitney Better?

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A pair of contrasting Whitney Houston covers hit the small screen this week. At least in terms of their planning.

First, in a tribute to the late singer, Jennifer Hudson took to the Grammy Awards stage - with just 24 hours to prepare - and belted out an incredible rendition of "I Will Always Love You."

Then, on last night's new Glee episode - by sheer coincidence, in a scene taped weeks ago - Amber Riley covered the same classic track as part of that Fox program's Valentine's Day episode, shedding tears in the process over her character's status on the show.

Who did a better job? Watch both and decide:

WHO SANG WHITNEY BETTER?

 

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I think Amber did a great job on this. Technically, this is a hard song to master. However, have you heard Charice Pempengco's version,- which is the closest to Whitney's I've heard so far. On a more important note, I agree with all of you, that no one does it better than the beautiful lady herself. We miss you already Whitney. May you finally get the peace you sought.

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Jennifer Hudson sung it the best, we continue to talk about Jennifer Hudson since the tribute and after. No one can touch the new Queen of Soul. Whitney passed the torch to Hudson on the night of the Grammy's. Who is Amber Riley...not even Whitney knew who she was when she approached Whitney Houston before her death, but she knew Jennifer Hudson. TeamJHUD

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They were both incredibilly fabulous, thank you Dolly Parton for writing a beautiful song, and thank you Whitney for making so amamzing...rest in peace..

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The problem is Jennifer was singing through grief... and Amber was singing for her show... I still think Amber was better!

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THAT WAS A NO-BRAINER.. AMBER SANG IT BETTER, BUT DON'T GET IT TWISTED... WHITNEY WILL ALWAYS CONCOUR!!!!

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These two fabulous singers just tell me how good Whitney was. No one can sing like Whitney could. Jennifer and Amber were great however Whitney carried you on a much more interesting ride

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Ambers version better. But one had full studio work behind it so what could u expect. Hudson did great for open venue with no studio work.

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I think both of them stunk. Lin yu chun is the best by far.

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I love people give the girl that got a million takes, did not have to mourn a last minute death, and had all the vocal production at the tip of her fingers be comparable to someone mourning their #1 idol and friend that passed away less than 24 hours ago. On top of that, Jennifer deliberately gave an understated performance so she didn't take the spotlight from Whitney, especially since Whitney tore that song up on that very stage. Since Amber wasn't put in this position, her arrangement was full speed ahead. This poll is all over the internet and it's ridiculous because you're comparing apples and oranges.

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No one can, or ever will, touch Whitney's version..... Sorry ladies.

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