The upcoming VH1 Divas special is shaping up to be a veritable Idol fest! You’ve got Idol winners Kelly Clarkson and Jordin Sparks performing (not to mention Leona Lewis from Simon Cowell’s X Factor) but now, VH1 is announcing the addition of Jennifer Hudson to the lineup. The show premiers on VH1 Thursday, Sept. 17 at 9/8c.
Special musical guests for the show include Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Cyndi Lauper and Martina McBride. Kathy Griffin, Toni Braxton, Ryan Kwanten, Lauren Conrad, Whitney Port and the cast of MGM Film Fame (Asher Book, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, Kherington Payne, Naturi Naughton, and Walter Perez) have all joined the VH1 Divas show as presenters for the evening.
‘We are excited that Jennifer Hudson will share her award-winning talent with our VH1 Divas audience next week. Adding Jennifer to our roster of young yet hugely successful performers guarantees that the show will truly be a night to remember, ‘ said Tom Calderone, President, VH1. ‘We can’t wait for our viewers to enjoy the performances that will reflect the talent, hard work and tenacity that has come to define this new generation of divas.’
Paula Abdul is set to host the VH1 Divas live concert event. Previously announced Divas include Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, Jordin Sparks and Miley Cyrus.