NAACP Image Awards Honors Whitney With Special Tribute

February 18, 2012  |

Friday night during the 43rd annual NAACP Image awards there were very few surprises when it came to the evening’s big winners -including Viola Davis’ Outstanding Actress victory for “The Help” – but the tribute to Whitney Houston was the most memorable.

Unlike Jennifer Hudson’s beautiful but truncated homage at the Grammys, the NAACP dedicated a considerable amount of time to Houston courtesy of gospel star Yolanda Adams. The singer, who was friends with Houston, delivered a breathtakingly stirring rendition of “I Love the Lord” that ended with a standing ovation. Houston belted out the same hymn on the soundtrack of 1996’s “The Preacher’s Wife” with the help of the Georgia Mass Choir.

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