More American Idol goodness has been added to the upcoming VH1 Divas special. Kelly Clarkson has been added to the lineup which also includes Jordin Sparks, and Adam Lambert as host.
Melanie Fiona, Metric and Pitbull have also just been added to the lineup which also includes Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, and Kelly Rowland.
VH1 Divas, a tribute to Whitney Houston and Donna Summer, debuts on Sunday December 16.
Read the press release below:
VH1 DIVAS ADDS KELLY CLARKSON, MELANIE FIONA, METRIC AND PITBULL AS PERFORMERS
Red Carpet to be Live streamed on DIVAS.VH1.com on Sunday, December 16
VH1 “DIVAS” Dance Party Hosted By Adam Lambert to Include Tribute to Legends Whitney Houston and Donna Summer
Special airs live Sunday, December 16 at 9 PM/8c on VH1
NEW YORK, NY –November 29, 2012 – VH1’s beloved, popular franchise “VH1 Divas” announced today additional performers to join this year’s dance music tribute. Kelly Clarkson, Melanie Fiona, Metric and Pitbull will join VH1’s dance party, along with Havana Brown as House DJ. Airing live from the L.A. Shrine Auditorium “VH1 Divas” will be hosted by Adam Lambert on Sunday, December 16 at 9PM/8c on VH1.
This year “VH1 Divas” red carpet will be live streamed on DIVAS.VH1.com on Sunday, December 16 from 7-9PM ET/4-6PM PT (#VH1DIVAS). Sponsored by Samsung, the live stream will provide fans an unfiltered front-row seat to all the red carpet action and will feature real time interviews with entertainment’s biggest stars. Beginning Monday, December 17, fans can view a curated red carpet highlights video on DIVAS.VH1.com.
“VH1 Divas” 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. 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://www.vh1savethemusic.com/divas2012.
This year’s sponsors for “VH1 Divas” include: AT&T, BURGER KING®, COVERGIRL, FIAT®, GEICO, The Hershey Company, Old Navy, and SMIRNOFF®.
VH1.com will be offering a complete second screen experience on desktop and mobile, streaming LIVE from the red carpet and backstage so fans don’t miss a moment of the action. VH1.com will also host a live Twitter Tracker to keep tabs on the up-to-the-minute social media action around the show, and the show will be prominently featured in VH1’s Co-Star application. For more information about the show visit DIVAS.VH1.com, “Like” VH1 on Facebook, and follow @VH1DIVAS on Twitter and use the hashtag #VH1DIVAS to talk about the show.
Additional performers, presenters, special guests and sponsors will be announced as they are confirmed.
Premiering on VH1 in 1998, “Divas” became synonymous with some of the most memorable, live, female vocal performances in television history. The show quickly became a highly anticipated annual phenomenon, generating speculation among music fans and industry executives on who would be part of that year’s telecast. Last year, the “Divas” paid tribute to the great cities of Soul Music including: Chicago, Detroit, London, Memphis and Philadelphia with “Divas Celebrates Soul” featuring Mary J, Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Florence + The Machine, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, Chaka Khan, and Jill Scott. Previous featured performers over the years included Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Cher, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, Chaka Khan, Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Leona Lewis, Jordin Sparks and numerous others have graced the “VH1 Divas” stage.
“VH1 Divas” is executive produced by Jesse Ignanovic for Den of Thieves and Ricky Minor. Lee Rolontz and Rick Krim are executive producers for VH1.