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.
Adam Lambert is just like us! No, really. Okay, so, we’re not hosting VH1 Divas, selling multi-platinum records or breaking glass with our voices. But, when it comes to recalling music lyrics, Adam has the same problem we do: “I forget the words to my own songs!”
Adam tested his self-proclaimed forgetfulness in our “Name That Divas’ Song” game. He read lines from well-known hits by Whitney Houston, Donna Summer and Kelly Rowland then tried to match the lyrics to the song and artist. How did he do? See for yourself. And watch Divas live Sunday, December 16 9PM/8C to see if Adam got the words right as show host and performer.
The time has come to end the speculation about who will sing the Whitney Houston tribute at VH1 Divas. Jordin Sparks, Ledisi and Melanie Fiona were tapped to do the honors and are offering up a medley of the legend’s biggest dance hits. The set list reads like the jukebox playlist of every bar I’ve been to on a Saturday night: “I’m Every Woman,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” “It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay” and “How Will I Know.” Sounds like good times!
What do you think of the Whitney tribute plans?
Grab your inhalers Kelly Clarkson fans, because we have it on good authority that she will be throwing down a live version of her latest single “Catch My Breath” on VH1 Divas Sunday. Anyone who saw her perform the midtempo dance track on the American Music Awards, caught her brilliant VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul sets last year (ahem, she killed it wearing a cast on her foot) or watched her Unplugged gets why this is a BFD.
Ten years since “Miss Independent” won the American Idol crown and Kelly’s still delivering power vocals that leave us speechless. Her fierce penchant for keeping it real while being super endearing makes it almost feel like we’re totally estranged best friends. Get a little closer to Kelly with me on December 16 at 9PM/8C as we watch her smash another performance like only she can. Read more…
It wouldn’t be VH1 Divas week without a daily dose of this year’s host Adam Lambert. And guess what our fearless dance party maestro had to say when we told him Natasha Bedingfield, Iggy Azalea and Bootsy Collins are performing Deee-Lite‘s “Groove Is In The Heart” this Sunday? The only appropriate response: “That’s f***ing genius! I love that song!”
If it were up to me, Adam’s opinion about anything would be taken as law, because beneath that carefully coiffed mass of hair lurks a mastermind with perfect eyebrows. That said, we have journalistic integrity, so let’s back up Adam’s endorsement with some stats about the stars singing the middle school dance favorite. Read more…
We’re five days out and the VH1 DIVAS announcements keep flooding in! Newcomer British diva Paloma Faith has joined our growing list of performers set to take the stage at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles at 9 p.m. ET/8C this Sunday, December 16. And if her amazing performance at Live in the Vineyard is any indication, the “Picking Up The Pieces” star is about to make an amazing statement in the U.S. Her latest album, Fall To Grace, was released stateside on December 4, and VH1 DIVAS is the perfect platform to introduce to such a theatrical and emotional performer to this side of the pond.
I can only imagine what she’ll wear! A few years ago, the singer-songwriter straight up worked an animal carcass on a necklace. Can we hope for something even more outlandish on the Divas red carpet? Find out Sunday, December 16, at 9PM/8C – a red carpet live stream kicks everything off at 8PM. Read more…
Can you keep a secret? We can’t either! That’s why as soon as we heard, we had to share: Kelly Rowland and Keri Hilson are joining Adam Lambert on theVH1 Divas stage to pay homage to late, great – and newly minted 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee – Donna Summer. First Adam’s Madonna news, now this? I love to love this lineup!
Full set list after the jump.
VH1 Divas host Adam Lambert spilled some major beans in the office today when pumped for info about the event! Wearing remnants of a Movember ’stache and some serious wrist candy, Adam let slip that he was “allegedly” chosen by Madonna‘s camp to cover one of her songs for the show. Yup, just like a prayer, Adam’s voice will be taking us there next Sunday.
The “proud Madonna fan” stopped short of revealing which Madge hit he’ll perform, but Adam did give us the low-down on what tackling a track by that iconic diva means to him. Which Madonna song do you think he’ll glam rock the best? Tell us in the comments, and watch December 16 at 9PM ET/8C to see the performance along with the rest of Divas lineup.
Adam talking Madonna Divas news on Big Morning Buzz Live after the jump.