VH1 DIVAS Celebrates Soul will air on VH1 on Monday, December 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and we’re counting down the days until Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Florence + The Machine, Kelly Clarkson, Jessie J and other lovely ladies take to the stage for us. And what better way to count down than to offer you up a delicious diva from past DIVAS events every day until the show? It’s a DIVAS advent calendar, if you will!
Yesterday, we bought you Jill Scott covering Aretha Franklin’s “(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman” back in 2001, and today, we bring you number one DIVA extraordinaire, Beyoncé. Singing her hit song “Dangerously In Love” at the 2003 DIVAS Duets show, this hearkens back to a time when the reign of Bey was only just beginning to hit out on her own, as she had just debuted her first solo album bearing the same name. But even then it was overtly apparent that she’d wear the crown — we hail King B! Beyoncé’s performance is powerful and goosebump-inducing, and we challenge you not to shudder as she throws down “I love you” repeatedly over her band, dappled light reflecting across the stage and in her magical ball gown.
VH1 DIVAS Celebrates Soul will premiere exclusively on VH1 on Monday, December 19, 2011, at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.