Christina Aguilera is set to honor the late Whitney Houston and her successful film The Bodyguard at the 2017 American Music Awards. This tribute comes on the eve of the film’s 25th anniversary.

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A representative from Whitney’s estate admitted that the late singer thought Christina’s performance of “Run to You” was the best.

Whitney herself stated in 2001 that Christina Aguilera sang the best version of her song ‘Run to You. It is with great appreciation and honor that she is returning to participate on the American Music Awards for a special tribute honoring the 25th anniversary of ‘The Bodyguard.’ Whitney said that Christina is, without a doubt, one of the best voices she enjoyed in this generation of music. From the Estate of Whitney E. Houston, we thank you with great joy!

Christina expressed her enthusiasm to represent the legendary singer in the following statement:


I am honored and humbled to be asked to participate in such a special tribute of a timeless soundtrack that has been a huge inspiration not only in my own personal life and career but to countless aspiring singers – touching music lovers worldwide and influencing the history of music itself. To be honoring the one and only Whitney Houston is a blessing, and I am grateful to celebrate the spirit of her songs and legend that lives on. I feel eternally fortunate to have personally met her on and off the stage. My deep appreciation for her kindness to me while coming up in the business – her graciousness, generosity, humanity and beauty – lived up to everything I could have hoped for in meeting my idol and will forever be cherished in my memory of her.

The American Music Awards will air on ABC on Sunday, November 19.