Divas, divas, divas. They’re back after a four-year absence on VH1 tonight.
It has an “American Idol” reunion feel with Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks in the selected six, along with Adele, Leona Lewis and Miley Cyrus (diva?). Former “Idol” judge Paula Abdul is set to host the live show from the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York at 9 p.m. ET.
VH1 president Tom Calderone defined the 2009 Diva in USA Today:
We want to show a three-dimensional diva. It’s about strong women in control of their musical direction and their careers, who are activists and entrepreneurs, and are connected to their fans in ways that make them seem grounded and approachable.”
The show will also feature a lineup of interesting duets. India.Arie will sing with Adele, Stevie Wonder will sing with Hudson, Martina McBride will sing with Sparks, Melissa Etheridge will sing with Clarkson, Cyndi Lauper will sing with Lewis, and Sheryl Crow will sing with Cyrus.