We’re only like 25 minutes into VH1 DIVAS 2012 and we’ve already witnessed three jaw-dropping moments. Of course, Adam Lambert rocked the house with his show opening performance of “Let’s Dance,” then the newly engaged Kelly Clarkson brought the house down with her stirring rendition of “Catch My Breath,” but OMG, Ciara just TORE! IT! UP! with her medley of “Billie Jean” and her new single, “Got Me Good.”
When we first saw the video for “Got Me Good” back in October, our own Bené Viera noted that Ciara “channeled a little bit of Usher, MJ and Aaliyah” in her video. So when a little birdie told us earlier this week that VH1 DIVAS would feature Ciara a Michael Jackson song, we immediately began running through the possibilities of what iconic MJ dances this stunningly gifted dancer would do. And, well, as you just saw, that song turned out to be “Billie Jean”! #SPEECHLESS
What a weekend it’s turning out to be for VH1 DIVAS performer Kelly Clarkson! Yesterday, she revealed on Twitter that her BF of over one year, Brandon Blackstock, had just popped the question (and, we should mention, gave her a gorgeous yellow canary diamond ring).
Being the all-around pro that she is, she then headed over to rehearsals for VH1 DIVAS, where she wowed the room with a stunning rendition of her new song “Catch My Breath,” the lead single off her new collection, Greatest Hits: Chapter One. After getting some much needed rest overnight, she just turned in an AMAZING performance of “Catch My Breath,” one that’s already receiving rapturous raves on Twitter and nearly brought the house down at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Moments before heading out on stage in a stunning black, red and green gown, she shared a warm, backstage hug with her American Idol compatriot Adam Lambert.
This was Kelly’s third time performing on VH1 DIVAS; she first appeared on our 2009 show, and then she also lent her outstanding vocal chops to last year’s VH1 DIVAS Celebrates Soul show. We’re super thrilled that she was able to make the time to perform on the show again this year, and we really hope that we can get her to agree to perform at next year’s show, too (and the one after that, and the one after that, too…).
And we’re off! VH1 DIVAS 2012 just got started with a dynamic performance from none other than Adam Lambert, who is also serving as host/DIVA-in-training for tonight’s festivities. We saw him perform the David Bowie classic “Let’s Dance” a few times this weekend during rehearsals, and as great as those moments were, Adam is one of those rare artists who has the ability to raise their game up another notch when the cameras start rolling and the stage lights shine down on them. Of course, this is something that we’ve known about Lambert since his American Idol days, but we have a feeling that between this performance, his role in the Donna Summer Tribute later tonight, his upcoming cover of a Madonna song, and the incredible comedic timing he’ll be putting on display tonight, this is going to be a #NEXTLEVEL night for Adam and his posse of devoted Glamberts. (PS, the video is coming soon!)
Be sure to flip over to VH1 right now to watch the rest of tonight’s amazing VH1 DIVAS show! If you miss any of the show, we’ll have all of tonight’s amazing performances available for you to watch on-demand right here on VH1 Tuner and on divas.vh1.com. Enjoy the rest of the show!
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.
There are only a few more hours to wait until this year’s VH1 DIVAS —the one-hour red carpet livestream starts on divas.vh1.com at 8 p.m. ET/7C, while the show itself will begin at 9 p.m. ET/8C— but we just got our hands on a bit of tonight’s opening sketch. In it, host and DIVA-in-training Adam Lambert consults Real Housewives star NeNe Leakes (who knows a thing or two herself about being a DIVA) to get her advice about hosting such a star-studded event. Before their conversation can get going, though, a stylist interrupts their conversation and, well, you’ll have to watch the video above to find out what happens!
To see this full sketch, as well as performances from the likes of (the newly engaged!) Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Pitbull and more, be sure to tune-in to watch VH1 DIVAS tonight starting at 8 p.m ET/CT!
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…