Jordin Sparks WERKED that VH1 Divas stage during her cover of “I’m Every Woman” for the Whitney Houston tribute. But Whitney’s not the only singer the American Idol winner has been covering lately. Backstage, Jordin revealed her Top 40 radio obsessions including Rihanna’s “Diamonds.” But with plans to drop a single sometime early 2013, Jordin is most excited to sing along to her own songs. “A lot of [the music] is different from what people have heard from me or would expect,” she said. We’re intrigued, Jordin. Way to switch it up in the new year!
Speaking of New Year’s, Jordin is sure to be lip-locking with pop-star boyfriend Jason Derulo at midnight. Ever the dutiful boo, the other half of Jadin showed up at Divas to support his woman. I’m sure Jordin appreciates the love but the American Idol winner couldn’t help poking fun at Jason’s signature singing name check. Watch her adorable impersonation below! Read more…
If you didn’t know who Iggy Azalea was before, you do now after the Aussie MC hit the VH1 Divas stage with Natasha Bedingfield and Bootsy Collins in that gem and fringe bustier for a brilliant cover of “Groove Is In The Heart.” Besides her fire spitting skills, T.I.’s Grand Hustle rookie’s drop-dead gorgeous form was on full display. How does Iggy stay looking so fresh while sweating and grinding on stage? Well, because she’s a sweetheart (and probably pitied my own ragged appearance) the blonde beauty shared some of her makeup secrets. It may not get you a modeling contract like Iggy, but you can at least resemble a diva in under three minutes.
The final result.
Can’t get enough of Iggy’s look? Check out head-to-toe photos of the outfit Iggy was rocking during her down time at Divas rehearsals below and try your best to keep up with “Boss Lady’s” style. Read more…
Less than an hour until Adam Lambert will hit the stage as host and performer extraordinaire for tonight’s VH1 DIVAS. Can’t wait that long? Check out exclusive photos from the restricted set. Day two of rehearsals was all about Adam who practiced his solo numbers (yes plural) plus his amazing collaboration with Keri Hilson and Kelly Rowland in tribute for Donna Summer. After hearing and seeing the voices that I heard meld together over a remix to her greatest hits, I don’t doubt somewhere the Disco Queen is singing “I feel loved, I feel loved, I feel…” You get the picture.
It’s been a whirlwind 48 hours of glitter, disco balls, lasers, too many bags of Cheetos FLAMIN‘ HOT®, but D-Day is finally here! Forget New Year’s, the biggest dance party of the year is VH1 DIVAS tonight! And based on what we saw on day one of rehearsals, it’s going to make everyone crap fireworks when the night is over. Don’t believe me? Just check out the rehearsal footage, photos and interviews from one of the most anticipated acts of the night, the Whitney Houston tribute.
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To be a good DJ, you’ve got to have a memory as deep as your music library full of past, present and wanna be hits to play for your crowd. So, VH1 Divas house DJ Havana Brown will have to put those recollection skills to the test for her in-between-performances sets. We caught up with the Australian (and gorgeous!) turntable master after rehearsals and gave her a pop quiz on recognizing the music of tonight’s performers.
How’d she do? Well, she tried to cheat at first but we got switched it up on her and she earned her cred the old fashioned way. Check it out below along with behind-the-scenes pics we snapped as a preview of her set and watch Havana mix it up live on Divas at 9PM/8C.
Rehearsal photos after the jump.
VH1 DIVAS performer Kelly Clarkson is engaged to her boyfriend of a year, Brandon Blackstock. She announced the news at Twitter early yesterday then promptly showed up to rehearsals where we all oooo’d and ahhhh’d over her new jewelry. Believe me when I say it is more gorgeous in person than the photo of the canary diamond Kelly tweeted afterward! Looks like Reba McEntire‘s step-son knows how to make sure a girl won’t “Walk Away.”
Watch Kelly’s “Catch My Breath” performance tonight live at 9PM/8C, while we try to keep from passing out over the size of that ring. Congrats, Kelly!
You heard right. America’s controversial sweetheart, Miley is performing Billy Idol‘s “Rebel Yell” at this year’s VH1 DIVAS. We sneaked a peek at her closed rehearsal set, and it’s going to be wild. One word: cages. That is all.
Now, when the song and music video for the track that made British punk rocker Billy an MTV icon dropped in 1984, the future Mrs. Liam Hemsworth was like negative nine years old. But generation gap be damned, the similarities between the two stars is kind of hard to ignore. Here are five reasons Miley is the perfect choice to cover this tune:
#1 – The Hair
The spiky platinum blonde coif Miley’s sporting is looking a little familiar. I wouldn’t bat an eyelash if she suddenly revealed she’s actually Billy Idol’s estranged daughter. When she first went blonde and sheared her signature brown tresses over the summer, people were critical of her P!nk-like pixie. So Miley did what any rebel would do. She went and shortened it more, more, more. Read more…
Today’s Friday Face-Off honors VH1 DIVAS by having friends and fellow performers Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato duke it out. Let’s see who’s video proves she’s the sassier diva before they hit the big stage Sunday at 9PM/8C: Miley’s “Party In The U.S.A.” or Demi’s “Give Your Heart A Break.” Can’t decide between the former Disney teen queens? Read our argument for each and vote while we hunt down someone to pick the brown M&M’S® out of this bowl.
Will Demi’s Lovatics or Miley’s Smilers win out?
We’re only two days out from the biggest dance party in VH1 Divas history! Now I like to think I can rock hips, sway and sip with the best of them, but don’t worry if you’re not as confident. Our host Adam Lambert was kind enough to lead a tutorial for a simple but fierce head snap move you can use in a pinch. Need more tips? Check out our GIF wall of past Divas performers’ dancing for inspiration before you watch the show live this Sunday, December 16. The red carpet live stream kicks off right here at 8PM/7C.
Dancing divas GIF wall after the jump.