Former ‘Glee‘ star and global singing phenom Charice paid tribute to her idol Whitney Houston while in concert with David Foster.

The singer, 19, sang a medley of two songs from the soundtrack of Houston’s mega-popular ‘The Bodyguard’ film. Charice started out by offering a few words about the late, great Whit, and even shed a tear. The diva’s death is impacting singers of all generations who remember her powerhouse voice, which had waned a bit over the past two decades as she battled drug problems that took a toll on her signature vocal style.

Charice began by belting out the ballad ‘I Have Nothing’ and she sounds way more mature and worldly than her 19 years. She followed it with the uber-popular power ballad ‘I Will Always Love You.’ Seriously, Charice does not sound as young as she is. The girl certainly has a pair of powerhouse pipes and can sing as well as Houston herself did when she was an up-and-comer on the music scene in the ’80s.

Whitney would be proud of Charice’s medley in her honor. This type of a tribute is the best way to celebrate and preserve her musical legacy. R.I.P., Whitney!

Watch Charice Perform a Whitney Houston ‘The Bodyguard’ Medley