The 2012 VH1 Divas special, which airs Saturday, will bring a star-studded lineup to the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The show starts at 9 p.m. but fans will want to tune in early and catch the red carpet action.
The 2012 VH1 Divas red carpet will be aired live starting at 7 p.m. EST until the show kicks off at 9. The red carpet event will be live-streamed on the 2012 VH1 Divas website and will be hosted by Jackie Christie, star of “Basketball Wives LA.”
The concert will feature Kelly Clarkson performing her latest single, “Catch My Breath.” Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Pitbull and Ciara will also be performing at 2012 Divas. The 2012 VH1 Divas show will be hosted by Adam Lambert and will feature two segments dedicated to divas who passed away in 2012.
Jordin Sparks, Ledisi and Melanie Fiona will be paying homage to the late Whitney Houston. The Whitney Houston tribute will feature performances of “I'm Every Woman,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” “It's Not Right, But It's Okay” and “How Will I Know.”
Donna Summer will also be getting the tribute treatment. Kelly Rowland, Keri Hilson and Adam Lambert will be performing some of Summer's biggest hits including “Bad Girls,” “I Feel Love,” “Last Dance,” “She Works Hard for the Money” and “Hot Stuff.”
Lambert is set to do triple duty at 2012 VH1 Divas. In addition to being the host and performing as part of the Donna Summer tribute, he will also be performing a Madonna song during 2012 VH1 Divas. Other performers include Metric, Paloma Faith and Melanie Fiona.
If Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato, Pitbull or tributes to Whitney Houston or Donna Summer were not enough, VH1 has just announced several more artists on the bill: Natasha Bedingfield, Bootsy Collins and Iggy Azela. Several more stars are also set to make an appearance including La La Anthony, Stacey Keibler, Nene Leakes, Kelly Osbourne, Brandy Norwood and Jena Duwan.
The 2012 VH1 Divas show airs Saturday at 9 p.m. EST on VH1. The red carpet live stream begins at 7 p.m. EST on the 2012 VH1 Divas website.
Charles Poladian joined IBTimes in October 2012 and, when not reporting on all things topical, can be found reading or photographing concerts.