Wednesday, July 22, 2009

VH1 Divas: 2009

After 5 years on hiatus, VH1 is finally resurrecting their successful VH1 Divas franchise this year. VH1 Divas used to be an annual benefit concert featuring some of the show business's biggest stars (or "divas"), with proceeds going to VH1's Save the Music Foundation. Past artists who have participated include Mariah Carey, Diana Ross, Mary J. Blige (who I personally think has the most fantastic voice), Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Elton John (the biggest diva of them all), etc. This year's concert will air on Sept. 17, and feature Kelly Clarkson, Adele, Leona Lewis, and...Miley Cyrus. Miley Cyrus?! As in Hannah Montana? As in the bane of my pop culture aficionado self?? Ugh. To hear them tell it, "Adele, Kelly, Leona and Miley have all captured the world's attention with their talent and have earned their designation as VH1 Divas this year. Don't let some of their young ages fool you — these women are among the best entertainers in the world and will continue to thrill music fans for a long time to come."

Ok. Whatever. Will I still watch? YES. I LOOOOOOVE Kelly, Leona, and Adele. They're adding more performers, so hopefully the lineup will get bigger and better. For your listening pleasure, here are the Divas:

Kelly Clarkson

Leona Lewis