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!”
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.