Every creature with warm blood in its veins got choked up watching Jennifer Hudson sing "I Will Always Love You" last night at the Grammys. We saw a dog crying, seriously. Although we here atCounty Grind
would have preferred to hear Mariah, Christina, or even the diva who penned the song, Ms. Parton, belt that baby out, we couldn't hate on Hudson's efforts to interpret such a goddess as Whitney.
To gain a totally different perspective on the tune, watch Christopher Owens of one of our guiltiest pleasures, Girls, perform an equally stirring rendition of the best thing about The Bodyguard (via Stereogum). His version, like Hudson's, isn't as ambitious as Houston's, but it manages to be seriously sad.
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