Britney Spears is set to pay her respects to one of the greats: The pop superstar and X Factor judge has just been added to the line-up for the upcoming CBS hour-long special We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston. Just don’t expect a performance from the pop diva, since she’s only booked to introduce segments and footage of the late Whitney Houston, alongside fellow presenters Halle Berry, Taraji P. Henson and rapper LL Cool J.
The special will be taped at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles this Thursday (October 10), and will include performances from powerhouse vocalists, including Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson and Usher, as well as previously unreleased footage of Houston and clips from some of her most memorable televised moments.
Regarding her participation in the event, Spears tweeted:
I am both honored and humbled to take part in the GRAMMY salute to Whitney Houston on Thursday… She’ll always be 1 of my heroes!
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) October 9, 2012
The special airs November 13 on CBS. Tune in then to see if Spears looks a little more emotionally present than she tends to on The X Factor. (We’re hoping that she will.)