Adam Lambert to Host VH1 Divas Live 2012 Feat Demi, Jordin Sparks and More

Adam Lambert called into VH1 Big Morning Buzz this morning to make a big announcement on VH1  today. He’ll be hosting VH1 Divas Live 2012. It’s a club tribute to Donna Summers and Whitney Houston and  features performances from himself, Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato Kelly Rowland and Jordin Sparks.

The event will take place LIVE on December 16 at the Shrine auditorium in Los Angeles. Tickets are on sale HERE.

Read the press release below and watch Adam make his big announcement below

NEW YORK, NY –November 8, 2012 – VH1’s beloved, popular franchise VH1 Divas is throwing the hottest dance party of 2012 LIVE on Sunday, December 16 at 9PM/8c with Grammy Award-nominated host Adam Lambert. This year’s show will celebrate the dance-inducing music that is the vibrant soundtrack to every major blowout bash, unforgettable party and night out on the town. VH1 is bringing together Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Jordin Sparks to pay homage to the greatest divas of dance music with performances featuring current and classic dance hits.

“This is going to be one hell of a party! We are extremely thrilled to have the extraordinarily talented Adam Lambert as our 2012 VH1 Divas host,” says Lee Rolontz, EVP, Original Music Production & Development, VH1 and VH1 Classic. “The world has truly been inspired by dance music and what better way for VH1 to pay tribute than by honoring legends Whitney Houston and Donna Summer through song and dance.”

“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!”

VH1 Divas will bring together some of today’s hottest recording artists for the years biggest dance party. In the spirit of celebration and appreciation VH1 Divas 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.

As in previous years, this edition of VH1 Divas will benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping music education alive in American public schools. To date, VH1 Save The Music has provided more than $49.5 million in new musical instruments to 1,850 public schools in more than 128 school districts around the country, impacting the lives of over 2.1 million children. To purchase tickets to the VH1 Divas live concert and Official After-party hosted by VH1 Divas and Foundation Ambassador Jordin Sparks please visit http;//

Follow Me!

mj santilli

Founder/Editor at
Founder and editor of, home of the awesomest fan community on the net. I love cheesy singing shows of all kinds, whether reality or scripted.I adore American Idol, but also love The Voice, Glee, X Factor and more!
Follow Me!

  • MellyPer1692

    Yayay!!! He also said he would be singing too!! Can’t wait!!

  • suenigma

    Is this going to be televised? Fingers crossed.

  • artemis112

    I can’t wait either. Adam will be an incredible host and I’m thrilled that he will be singing, too!

  • mmb

    yes…live….and its vh1 so they tend to repeat it a bunch o times

  • YankeeFan08

    This is very exciting news!! 


    Yaaaaaay!!!! This is so good. Adam will be a terrific host and he gets to sing too! Woot!

  • Emmuzka

    This is an excellent gig for him, first live hosting gig and he’ll be performing too.

    Okay, there will be those idiotic “they wanted a divo too so what’s better than gay” / “It will suit him as he sings like a girl” jokes, but who care. A big middle finger to them. 

    Also their lineup is interesting, a nice collection of young singes. (Or maybe they couldn’t afford J.Lo and Mariah, lol)

  • seashellz51

    This is awesome! Hosting & performing! Perfect gig for him and yay for more TV time! Adam will be a great host. 

  • MellyPer1692

    Yes, it’s televised and it gets rerun a lot!!

  • MellyPer1692

    Since the show has had male participation before, I don’t see the problem. Boys2mem and Travie McCoy performed last year.

    I am excite!!!!!

  • jean1010

    Adam will be a great host since he is charming, funny, suave and handsome.  Of course he is always a fantastic performer.  This such a wonderful opportunity for him to shine.

  • loveroftalent

    This is great news….Adam hosting and singing…couldn’t ask for anything more…..

  • Sharon S.

    What a great opportunity for Adam!  If he’s able to channel his natural charm, charisma and wit into his hosting gig, it will set a very nice precedent for him and open the possibility for future opportunities of that kind.  And the fact that he’ll be getting to sing as well is the icing on the proverbial cake.

    I bet he’s happy with the lineup as well – he’s had mutual admiration societies going with Kelly, Demi and Jordin, and he’s met and seems to like Miley.

    Can’t wait!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    This is a cool appearance for Adam. He’ll get the opportunity to show off his charming, funny and sweet personality as well as his amazing vocal abilities.

  • lukien

    Since he couldnt be the divaest of them all at american idol judges, at least he can be diva this time around. Hope he gets his wish with the glitter explosion, creepy costumes and ridiculous dancers. Glitter on!

  • Chicagolaw

    So excited! This should be a lot of fun. It is televised.

  • alain arias

    Adam as a hot is a great idea, but th DIVAS ????? Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato Kelly Rowland and Jordin Sparks… sorry grils but Carrie U, Kelly Clarkson, Florence Welch, Christina Perry, Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys, Miranda Lambert, REAL DIVAS,

  • turquoisewaters

    And I already know the perfect song for him.  “Hot Stuff: by Donna Summer. He has done it before. Fitting too.
    And then one of his own, like “Trespassing”. Oh, this could be great.

  • mmb

    kelly and flo did the show last year…i think alicia has done it in the past….and they always announce additional acts in the weeks leading up to the show

  • asifclueless


    Happy Camper

  • girlygirltoo

    Should be fun

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that this year’s “Divas” (except for Adam), aren’t quite up to the level of vocalists as previous Divas, although I think that Jordin is very good. I’ve never been impressed by Miley as a vocalist, but maybe she’s improved/matured.

  • MellyPer1692

    Wow, Adams schedule!!!

    11/13 South Africa concert
    11/16 South Africa Concert
    12/2 China for Hennessy Event
    12/8 NEw York for Cyndi Lauper Benefit
    12/14 San Francisco Jingle Ball
    12/16 Divas
    12/31 Bali concert

    And then Japan concerts starting in February!!

    So many goodies!!!

    Wonder what’s happening in January lol.

  • standtotheright

    Fun appearance for him; I’m sure he’s thrilled.

    I wonder what Sparks will do. I don’t think she should tackle IWALY again, although she did a good job the last time. But she’s clearly going to be there to honor Houston, so another track of hers is quite likely. Where Do Broken Hearts Go, maybe?

  • loveroftalent

    Wow…They are sure keeping him busy.  What a schedule….Thank you for listing his upcoming appearances….He certainly is a wanted man…

  • Kariann Hart

    Oh, Adam will be the perfect host!  Remember when Elton John appeared on one of the first DIVA Shows?  It’ll be fun with some good dance music.  How great that he’ll be united with Jordin!

    I look forward to the tributes to Donna Summer and Whitney Houston – now there’s some GOOD music!  I am excited about this!

  • Triskel4

    Ugh to the divas.  Adam will be the only one worth watching.  IMO

  • Axxxel

    Can’t they ask Kris Allen to sing his dance version of “she works hard for the money”from Donna Summer ? Maybe there will be a little bit of a Kradam moment…

    Hosting a live show ! wow… great challenge… not easy though… even for a well styled, well versed,  quick witted person like Adam….
    Still remember “Glee’s”  Jane Lynch who is quick witted in radio and TV-interviews and award acceptance speeches but was just so-so while hosting the Emmy’s.

    Not much fun hosting and keep a smile  while someone is shouting in your earpiece…And usually it is Adam who is signing or shouting to e.g. the soundman hehehe…

    I do hope that Adam will NOT sing a Donna Summer or Whitney  solo… too obvious…but a diva song of his choice that may surprise us….or it is just me who wants him to reprise “if I can’t have you” , American Idol version ? … ok that is not a dance number… but it was a wondeful diva moment for me…

  • MellyPer1692

    Since its a tribute to Donna and Whitney, it is likely he’ll sing one of their songs. I’m sure Adam will do well and have a great time and I can’t wait!

  • lovetheusa1776

    Excellent news.  Particularly happy that Jordin will be there – beautiful woman and superb singer.   Her performance at the BB Whitney tribute, even though packed with stars, according to ABC news, stole the show.  Stunning. 

    A duet with Lambert would be sublime.

  • Axxxel

    Maybe Miley will sing a duet with Adam ?

  • girlygirltoo

    I’m not overly impressed with the lineup — are any of these people really divas? But like I said in earlier post, it should still be fun.

  • Esther Macha

    He is HOT STUFF!!


    You can keep Taylor, Carrie and Miranda. Think this is pretty much subjective, lol. I will say I would love an Adam duet with Aretha, in my mind the queen of Divas, haha. Can’t wait for this, gonna be fun!

  • Axxxel

    yeah… I guess so…. Oh well, he can always sing “Hot stuff” as a duet or ” I wanna dance with somebody”…

  • Axxxel

    Just saw Adam on a poster with his great diva look while wearing his “Down-under” jacket or the Jacket he was wearing in Aussie and NZ… (if I am not mistaken)…


    Oh man, I can’t believe the SA concerts on next week already! I hope we get good vids from these.

  • MellyPer1692

    Should be fun and with Demi and Miley, a younger demographic maybe. Also, probably not the complete lineup. VH1 usually adds acts later in November. Last year they added 7 acts on 11/21.

    I’m so happy for this!! Great exposure and fun for him too!!

  • YankeeFan08

    It’s amazing the media coverage this event has received:
    AOL, Washington Post, MSN, WSJ, Yahoo, MTV, Out Magazine, EW, Access Hollywood, Eonline, and the list goes on and on.

    Nice exposure for Adam!

  • scorpiokat

    This is exciting news, especially because Adam will be singing and hosting.  I can’t wait.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Maybe Miley will sing a duet with Adam ?”

    Please. Just no!

  • asifclueless
  • lovetheusa1776

     Definitely – love that swish that comes out once in a while.  So cute.

  • asifclueless
  • jdanton2

    Excited to see Jordin on this . this will be her 2nd appearance on the show .

  • Enough already!

    There is not a Glambert in the world not over the moon with this news.  You can’t keep a star unlit.  

  • lovetheusa1776

     Remember that – ummm – those legs. 

  • bridgette12

    Really happy Adam is going to host and perform on Divas. But I do have to say, looking at that list of ladies already confirmed, they can do a whole lot better. Between the less talented singers and the boring ones, I’m hoping they will announce some better and more interesting performers on down the line. But no matter what, the chance to see Adam host and perform, is worth having to put up with people like Miley Cyrus.

  • marie

    This is great news Hosting and Performing!!! Adam on my TV again fantastic.

  • Jazz_11

    Adam Lambert sang one of Donna Summer’s song “If I Cant Have You” on Idol

  • Diablo

     sorry grils but Carrie U, Kelly Clarkson, Florence Welch, Christina Perry, Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys, Miranda Lambert, REAL DIVAS,

    One of these is not like the others.

  • newinNM

    This is way more exciting than I thought it would be, I thought he would be a performer and I would have been happy with that, but to host as well, very cool!   He’s done a couple of hosting things, he was ET’s “correspondent of fashion” and did “100 sexy beats” for fuse.  Going from that to a three hour live show, wow, no pressure there! I goggled some stuff about the show: (1. they DO have a red carpet, love red carpet Adam, and if we get red carpet boyfriend pictures too, yea, twice the pretty! (2. Last year Kelly sang Stronger and Jesse J sang Domino as solos so there is a small possibility he could sing something from his album. As I said small possibility because Kelly and Jesse had radio hits and Adam has not.   (3. Lots and lots of duets, love interesting parings for duets, since it’s dance music, should be a fun show.    

  • bridgette12

    Let me guess, could it be the “golden voice” herself, Miss Taylor Swift. 

  • jpfan2

    Fun gig. I hope they add some more “divas” though. I’m not impressed with Miley, Demi, etc.

  • milwlovesadam

    Three hours of Adam as host and singing and dancing and being so fabulous my DVR will be squeeing!!! ????

    Does anybody have any advice on how to prevent my DVR from over-heating?

    (( Lulz. In this alternate reality DVR = ME!!! )))

  • loveroftalent

    yes please…A duet with Adam and Jordin would be amazing….

  • bridgette12

    If Adam gets to do a duet, hopefully it won’t be with one of these junior league divas.

  • girlygirltoo


  • p2fan

    Wow!  not only a singer, a performer, weatherman now a full time host in a show of divas! Wow,wow,wow! And he is a team player!  What can he not do superbly?

  • supersonic

    Looking at that list of names, I don’t see any “divas” on there.  I don’t want to hear any of those people messing up Whitney and Donna Summer songs.  VH1 Divas hasn’t been the same since the early ones.  They should’ve stopped after that.  In fact, I thought they did.

  • jdanton2

     Jordin has shown she can sing Whitney and also  held her own in their duet from Sparkle.

  • Susan Reiter

    Yay!  Love Adam getting these good gigs!  The show sounds crazy good and Adam is the perfect host!  More, more, more please!: )

  • lovetheusa1776

     Just love that girl.

  • lovetheusa1776

    Yes, not only great voices, but beautiful to watch as well.  Heaven.

  • loveroftalent

    I do too…So does Adam….

  • Esther Macha

    I didn,t know it was 3 hours. Good Lord I,m happy!

  • MellyPer1692

    If I Can’t Have You was not a Donna Summer song. It was sung by Yvonne Elliman and was from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.

  • golcook

    DIVAS? Really? none of them are Divas. Where’s Kelly, Carrie, Adele, Taylor, Rihanna, Katy, Gaga, Beyonce? those are the real DIVAS in the music business today. Whatever.

  • Axxxel

    Adam has to make some sacrifices so that the young audience will notice him. Remember him singing a duet with 16 year old Allison Iraheta on Idol ? that was great !

  • Axxxel

    They can always sing with the 4 of them the Glee version of “How will I know”.

  • Axxxel

    absolutely right…I looooove that song and when Adam performed it on Idol… it blew my mind ! Diva moment !

  • MAS

    VH1 did say additional performers would be announced later. Everyone’s idea of a diva varies, but as they are focusing on dance music, this show might feature younger more dancey divas. IMHO it will be nice to see some fresh faces too, instead of the same ones on EVERY show over and over.  No way could they fill 3 hours with just the ones already announced. 

  • Axxxel

    I thought Adele and Kelly were already on the show in previous years ?

  • Axxxel

    well, the song Trespassing is very suitable to strut on it… remember when he performed on the Voice in China !! I still think he will sing that song on the show.

  • Axxxel

    yeah, you could be right… with all those youngsters… just throw Selena Gomez in the mix as well !!

  • Axxxel

    That video of Adam’s rendition of “IF I can’t have you” was in American Idol’s disco week… In that week, only Kris Allen sang a Donna Summer song… ” She worked hard for the money”…

  • Axxxel

    That video of Adam’s rendition of “IF I can’t have you” was in American Idol’s disco week… In that week, only Kris Allen sang a Donna Summer song… ” She worked hard for the money”…

  • Axxxel

    Hosting a sport match…  Joking…. So looking forward to this hosting gig of Adam, hoping that he will try out his hosting skills on another event that is NOT  live TV first… you know, to test the waters…

  • Axxxel

    Yeah for the focus on dance music, and who says that the performers can’t be male ? maybe they can have “Usher”, or ‘Fergie with “her” Black Eye Peas”…

  • sagi

    IDK. I don’t thing anyone is calling the lineup “divas”, I think they are honoring THE divas. Donna Summers and Whitney Houston, that is. At least that is what my understanding of the announcement is. Anyway, excited as all h-e-double hockey sticks to watch Adam host this event!! :D

  • Axxxel

    How I will I know, Glee version with 2 main singers and 2 background singners..
    Maybe Taylor Swift and Demi Levato will sing the main leads while Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez sing the backgrounds…  Or just invite the Glee cast…

  • lovetheusa1776

    Nah – that’s what makes him so great as a live performer – the excitement of the uncertainty of it all.  Everyone else is so predictable.

  • asifclueless

    Poster from Pop Crush
    Pop Bytes: Adam Lambert to Host ‘Vh1 Divas’ Special + More

  • Ronnie D

    Great opportunity for Adam! DIVAS has really gone a little off track as far as the performances. I remember one year they had Cher, Tina Turner, and Elton John…all doing Proud Mary! lol. Now THAT was a show! 

  • ZsusK

    Carrie and Taylor are not divas. Nor is Katy. You are confusing the term “diva” with “radio star.” Not the same thing. With that said, I agree that the names listed so far aren’t divas.  But, as someone pointed out, this show is about HONORING 2 extraordinary divas, Donna and Whitney, rather than categorizing the guest stars as divas.

  • loveroftalent

    You would think those people at VFTW had moved on…..But no they still follow Adam and post negative comments…Unbelievable….

  • lovetheusa1776

    Have always wondered what those people looked like – have this picture in my mind . . . . Mordor . . . .

  • bridgette12

    If this is the best they can come up with, this show is in trouble. These girls don’t even come close to some of the divas of past years. So far, the list is very lightweight.

  • MellyPer1692

    Adam knows how to duet. He had to hold back on Idol both with Kris and Allison. It’s funny, because its so often said on here that the big voiced female singers aren’t relevant anymore to today’s audience, but now everyone is lamenting that so far they’re not performing? Lol, too funny. Personally, I’m happy to see some new faces on the show. So tired of the same old, same OLD.

  • MellyPer1692

    Well, when you’re talking about miserable people who dwell in their parents basements, it’s hard to move on. It is funny how they know every single thing about Adams career, yet claim he’s not relevant. Seems mighty relevant to their sad lives lol.

  • bridgette12

    When it comes to DIVAS, I will take the big voice female singers over the fluff any day of the week.  

  • MellyPer1692

    Eh, some people’s fluff is others favorites. I think Kelly Rowland has an awesome voice and so does Demi Lovato. Jordin also has a fabulous voice.

  • iluvai

    I hope Adam still has his silver hair. Sooo gorgeous.  But it doesn’t matter. Great gig for him. He’s a celebrity, hooray for him. He loves the camera and the camera loves him. So glad he is going to sing, his voice is velvet. xoxo Adam!

  • lovetheusa1776

     Makes the world go ’round.

  • MellyPer1692

    The silver hair is already gone. Did you miss the vids from the Live in the Vineyard gig this weekend? You should check them out, sooooo good.

    Here’s a current pic, paps got him and Sauli in Whole Foods. I’m surprised they can go in the store to shoot.


    Man, this sent me back to all of Adam’s incredible performances on AI. IICHY is one of the best IMO, understated but oh so beautiful. I had no idea this was such a long big show. Even more excited now although I don’t think Adam will sing one of his own songs. I will be very happy if he sings Hot Stuff again course that was hot stuf!!

  • iluvai

    Awww, thanks for the picture. He looks great no matter what. I haven’t been following him as closely as I used to. Still luv him!!!  :)

  • marmom07

    Yay Adam what a great gig! How perfect for him. He gets to show his charming self on TV, show off his amazing vocals (get his name/brand associated with divas in a good way).

    I think it would be really cool if Nile Rodgers could play live with Adam and do Shady. Since the theme is also dance/club music. Nile may not be a diva but he’s been a huge influence in dance music. Plus the song is about going out clubbing. I want him to be able to cover a song he can really belt and shine as a vocalist but also do some of his own music.

  • Ronny Dias

    Well, I guess the ones in charge of deciding who the Divas of the 21st century are have already done that. At least the Divas they would like to invite to this special event.

    If one name or another in this list can’t fit in my definition of Diva, there’s just so much I can do about it!

  • marmom07

    I always thought of a diva singer as one with a big power house vocal. I suppose style and attitude comes into the mix but I think first about the vocal when someone is talking about music + Diva.

    I agree with the comment that they are honoring the Divas not that every one singing is a diva. That’s why Adam will shine because he has that big power house vocal but also does a great job with the tender emotional stuff. 

  • asifclueless

    I’m still sitting here clicking, staring and laughing my yeah off at this Diva with an attitude .. and the ultimate Diva with playful joy!!!

  • onslow2

    Right there with you, Asif. Those gifs are awesome!

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Eh, I don’t care who’s gonna be there.
    What I’m excited about is…. Adam is freaking HOSTING it.

    and PERFORMING too. Now who cares if the rest of the performers are dive enough or not? certainly not me;)

  • loveroftalent

    Yes exactly….We have to look at the big picture…This is an amazing opppotunity for Adam and he must feel honoured to have been asked to host.  So happy for him…HOSTING and PERFORMING……YES!!!!!!!

  • bridgette12

    The show is called DIVAS for a reason, it’s not called these girls are the best we could come up with because the Beyonce’s of this world were busy. It’s great Adam is hosting and performing, but you need some female talent that people actually think are DIVAS. Right now, all you got is a lot of wannabes.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    But I thought it’s not the complete list of performers? So, maybe Christina Aguilera will be available and could perform. And as someone has pointed out maybe it is a show tribute to Divas. Give these youngsters a chance maybe they’ll surprise us. I liked Miley’s performance of ‘the climb’ in AI and it surprised me because I hadn’t thought she could be that good vocally. So…

    and Adam is hosting

    and performing o/

  • mmb

    sometimes the show line-up is terrific, sometimes not so much.  I doubt they think they should re-name or cancel the show on the years when the line-up isn’t top of the top.  They also seem to be purposely focussing on younger female artist this year.  Maybe vh1 is looking to expand its viewership to a younger demographic. Or maybe the biggest names turned them down this year (although it would surprise me if they had trouble booking talent for the show given the big names they have had in past years — they’ve never had much trouble in the past).   I dunno.   They will clearly be announcing more performers over the ensuing weeks — they always do.  Regardless, this is a great, fun gig for Adam.

  • bridgette12

    No one is talking about re-naming or canceling the show, but all I’m saying is they can do better than what they have announced so far. Sorry, but Demi, Miley and Jordin are not exactly the cream of the crop, not matter what demographic your going for. Jordin is nice, but she’s like a poor man’s version of Jennifer Hudson. She lacks personality and brings new to the table. 

  • asifclueless

    Domestic Diva Adam doing grocery shopping in LA.

    Love the photo at the cashier where he swiped and signed the credit card .. just like us …Heh..heh …NOT!!!  :)

  • YankeeFan08

    This announcement received so much media buzz yesterday.  I don’t recall seeing in any of the buzz that the “divas” weren’t the cream of the crop.  LOL! Of course, everyone is entitled to their opinion.  For me personally, I don’t care who they choose as “divas”.  I’m going to enjoy watching Adam hosting and performing.  This is a really big  opportunity for him.

  • HKfan

    Such great news. Have to be honest I have never heard of this concert, but it sounds like a pretty big deal and any chance of Adam to be on TV in the US is a good thing. Hope all us overseas fans get to see it too.

    and re the:’ well none of those are divas’ meme, all the news articles say more acts will be announced soon.

  • asifclueless


    Tomorrow morning (8-10 AM Central) VH1 Top 20 from Napa, CA  :Paloma Faith, Delta Rae, Gavin Degraw, Grace Potter, ADAM LAMBERT & Alanis Morissete. 


  • loveroftalent

    Wish I could watch…..

  • Esther Macha

    adam on vh1 right now

  • asifclueless
  • asifclueless

    Adam has just joined ” keek ”
    This is his first video.!RgNBaab

  • Loretta

    I am looking forward to Adam hosting VH1’s Divas.  If there is a male singer who can give the female Diva’s a run for their money it is Adam.  I would love to hear Adam duet with Xtina, Pink, Mariah, Rhianna, etc. 

    He could definately hold his own. 

  • Patty

    I bought one (1) VH1 Divas ticket for $300.  Includes premium seating and afterparty admission. I can’t go.  If anyone is interested, I would sell it for $200.