2012 VH1 Divas Host & Line-Up Announced

At first glance, this year’s performers might have you scratching your head. Miley Cyrus a Diva? Demi Lovato a Diva? Jordin Sparks a Diva? While talented in their own right, they’re a far cry from the hey day of the VH1 annual event when Mariah Carey, Shania Twain, Tina Turner and Whitney Houston headlined the show. But when you delve into this year’s theme for the show, the line-up makes perfect sense.

Last year, VH1 Divas Live paid tribute to the great cities of Soul Music. This time, the Divas are heading to the dance floor. Ciara, Kelly Rowland, Cyrus, Lovato and Sparks will pay homage to the greatest divas of dance music with performances featuring current and classic dance hits.

In the spirit of celebration and appreciation, the concert special will include a tribute to two divas we lost this past year, whose voices always lead us straight to the dance floor, Whitney Houston and Donna Summer. FIERCE. Side note, how many tribute specials have there been since Whit’s untimely death in February? Given the dance theme of the evening, have any guesses on who’ll host the event? Here’s a hint. It’s not a DIVA but a DIVO. Find out below.

It’s another American Idol alum, Mr. guyliner himself, Adam Lambert. VH1 certainly loves their Idols. Last year, Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson co-headlined the show, while Carrie Underwood popped up in 2010 delivering a special message to the troops. I hope Lambert also performs on the show and is just not relegated to introducing the ladies. Give me a fierce duet with Sparks or Rowland. Pretty please. To say Glambert is excited about his new gig would be an understatement. Check out his enthusiasm below.

“I’m so thrilled to be hosting VH1 Divas this year,” said Adam Lambert. “I have a feeling it’s going to be the most fabulous concert of the year! And LIVE!! Get ready for some amazing performances, killer fashion and fierce divas!”

Which 2012 Divas Live Performer Are You Looking Forward To Most?

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Are you going to check out this year’s VH1 Divas Live special? What’s your favorite all-time performance on the yearly special? Obviously, mine is involving the inaugural concert when all the ladies tried to out-sing each other. Such a classic moment. Last year’s opening number with Mary J. Blige, Hudson and Clarkson was pretty wicked as well. Sound off below.

  • Eric

    I want to see a Madonna & Gaga “Diva” battle one year!

  • Tamy

    Adam! It will be so cool! 🙂

  • DEM LOVATO? really? owh wow! hahaha

  • Judy Lushman

    Adam is scheduled to perform not just host according to some of the media that is out there now. I am looking forward to Adam’s performance the most.

  • Janelle

    I cannot wait for Adam Lambert to perform on stage with the girls! I’ll be very excited about it before and until then when the special will air on television!

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  • Homegirl No5

    Eh. Adam is the best of the lineup. Not sure if these girls make the most sense as a tribute to dance music (has Jordin ever released a dance single?).

  • soffie

    Definitely Kelly Rowland she is the hidden gem in modern day dance music her classic when love takes over with david guetta is one the most timeless dance track made in recent years. Her underground futuristic club hot commander is a floor stoomping anthem. Out of all the artist up there Kelly Rowland has made a huge name for her self in dance music. I see why you choose. Im very excited that she showing talents in America finally outside of Europe.

  • Michael Marcum

    theses are all some of my favorite singers but theres no way there close to being Divas the show needs people like Cher Mariah carey and Celine Dion

  • Hypatia127

    I will be there, all the way from the East Coast, primarily to see and hear Adam Lambert. He is the BEST singer and dancer !

  • Geaux

    I am sooo looking forward to seeing and hearing Adam Lambert on this special. I have personally heard Adam sing live. He is beyond incredible and he will out-diva them all. He also has the charm and wit to be an awesome host plus he’s easy on the eyes too.

  • Meepeas

    Go Jordin,I hope she dishes out something new