They don’t call her #KarenTheSiren for nothing!

Karen Rodriguez paid a heartfelt homage to Whitney Houston, on the fifth anniversary of her passing, with a Spanglish cover of “I Will Always Love You.” Maggie Carles sang the original “Amor Siempre Tú,” however, Rodriguez’s tribute to the late legend is undeniably breathtaking. The Roc Nation Latin singer/songwriter previously expressed her admiration for Houston on American Idol with her 10th Season audition tape of “You Give Good Love,” and blew Jennifer Lopez away.

The songbird recalls seeing Houston perform the 1992 film hit single from The Bodyguard, and has a new found appreciation for the message behind the music. “I was too young to understand the song’s meaning, but the emotional weight her voice carried through each lyric deeply resonated with me,” Rodriguez explained. Her phenomenal vocal capabilities never disappoints fans. 

Watch her captivating cover of “I Will Always Love You” above.

By Bianca Alysse Mercado for

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Bianca Alysse is a creatively driven Bronx-born writer and editor. Before becoming The Knockturnal‘s music editor she served as Latina‘s creative coordinator and was a contributor at Billboard. The Boricua scribe has a lengthy resume in the music industry and has penned for Universal Music Publishing Group, Epic Records, G.O.O.D. Music, Compound Entertainment, Artistry & Récords, and Arcade Creative Group. Her work has been seen on platforms like VIBE, mitú, TIDAL, Remezcla, and behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week. As an independent contractor, she has written for Sony Music Entertainment’s global business affairs department, Warner Music Group, and currently Roc Nation.

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