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‘VH1 Divas’ with Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Kelly Clarkson rock out

  (From left to right) Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson, Jordin Sparks, Paula Abdul, Jennifer Hudson, Adele, and Leona Lewis wave at the end of the VH1 Divas show in New York. -- PHOTO: AP

(From left to right) Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson, Jordin Sparks, Paula Abdul, Jennifer Hudson, Adele, and Leona Lewis wave at the end of the VH1 Divas show in New York. -- PHOTO: AP

I’m at a hotel in D.C. with access to Bravo (”Real Housewives of Atlanta”!) and Lifetime (”Project Runway”) but not VH1. So I missed the diva show last night. It sounded like fun.

Here’s a boring take of it from AP.

Paula Abdul hosted and opened the show, but she got the most attention for poking fun at her “American Idol” replacement Ellen DeGeneres — rocking a signature suit, tennis shoes and a short blonde wig — while prancing around onstage.

Here’s USA Today’s take on the Idols:

Roaring: Two-dozen dancers and a blinding, pulsating light show backed Sparks on S.O.S. They almost weren’t necessary, as her piercing, full-throttle voice was easily the night’s loudest.

More than fair: Hudson and Wonder traded dramatic vocal flourishes and intense silences on his All in Love is Fair, perhaps the night’s highlight.

Thirsting for more: Clarkson and Etheridge closed out the night with a furious Bring Me Some Water as their cohorts joined them for final bows.

And MTV’s description of Paula at the opening:

Making a return to prime time more than a month after leaving “American Idol,” Abdul began her emcee gig with a dance routine set to her vintage hits. Starting with “Cold Hearted,” she segued into a performance of “Opposites Attract” with MC Skat Kat — familiar to anyone who remembers the 1989 music video — dancing and singing on a screen behind her. From there, Abdul hit “Straight Up” and “Forever Your Girl,” ending the medley as her backup dancer picked her up and lifted her toward the ceiling

26 comments Add your comment

Rickster

September 18th, 2009
8:44 am

Rodney… you’re on vacation!! Darn that wireless Internet!

But I missed Divas too. So I won’t be talking to much about the show.

Rickster

September 18th, 2009
8:52 am

or… “too much” even.

Heather MacDonald

September 18th, 2009
9:08 am

I missed it too!! Luckily, I’m sure they’ll replay it at least a dozen times this weekend. I’ll catch it then!! :-)

Rickster

September 18th, 2009
9:11 am

I don’t know about the rest of you all… but it’s been a loooooong week. I’m definitely glad it’s Friday.

JTesla

September 18th, 2009
9:28 am

Rodney, we need to teach you how to ignore work when you are on vacation.

Is Kelly really shorter than Paula? Or maybe the problem is that Jordin, Jennifer, and Adele are giantesses.

Heather MacDonald

September 18th, 2009
9:52 am

Rickster, not the longest week I’ve ever had, but I completely agree that this one has been WAY too long.

Rickster

September 18th, 2009
10:11 am

Heather, it must just seems longer since last week was a short one with the holiday.

Rickster

September 18th, 2009
10:21 am

I’m just sitting here… listening to “Think of Me” from “Phantom Of The Opera” – thinking how GREAT it would be to hear Barbara Padilla sing that live.

JTesla

September 18th, 2009
12:15 pm

Funny Rickster, I’m just sitting here thinking that Jordin and Adele could squish Paula like a bug.

Rickster

September 18th, 2009
12:21 pm

Don’t leave out Jennifer.

Rickster

September 18th, 2009
12:52 pm

Man… where IS everybody? I know her highness is on vacation… and Nana doesn’t work on Fridays.

But it’s like a ghost town in here!

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

September 18th, 2009
2:28 pm

Harriett’s off at the beach again too, and i’ve been busy busy busy!!!

too much going on!!! i need another vacation!!!

Lara

September 18th, 2009
2:29 pm

Crazy at work…..stopping by to say hi and have a great weekend!!!

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

September 18th, 2009
2:30 pm

or a rich “uncle” to decide it’s time for me to retire to a life of luxury somewhere…

Heather MacDonald

September 18th, 2009
2:49 pm

I’m hoping for the lottery win to happen so that I can quit my job and travel the globe.

Rickster

September 18th, 2009
2:52 pm

Or the right six numbers…. “Today could be the day.”

Rickster

September 18th, 2009
3:00 pm

Some deputy you turned out to be Linny! Off galavantin’ around!

JTesla

September 18th, 2009
3:42 pm

Is Miley the only normal sized person that they could find? I’ve never heard of Adele before, but I think she might be Sasquatch. The producers were afraid that she might view the munchkins like Paula or Kelly as food with legs so they included Jennifer in order to have another giantess to keep her in check.

For anyone just joining the blog: yes I am a jerk.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

September 18th, 2009
3:50 pm

LOL!!! You guys have a great weekend, i’m cutting out an hour early today — sinus headache brought on by the air pressure changes with this freaking storm front…..bah humbug!

hey Rick even a cop-ette needs a break!!!

Rickster

September 18th, 2009
4:04 pm

just do one of those super slow-mo hair flips and all will be forgiven! :-)

Rickster

September 18th, 2009
4:45 pm

Hope everyone has a great weekend. More stuff to do around the house. Fun!!

Highlander

September 18th, 2009
6:01 pm

Howye, gang. Looks like I missed a fairly lively afternoon. It does seem like a lot of folks are all out at the same time. Could it be a conspiracy?? Are they secretly meeting to overthrow the blog???

…Oh, wait. They already run the blog! …Dam, I really need to check the dosages on the meds!

Mercedes S.

September 18th, 2009
6:09 pm

Hope everybody has a lovely early fall… off to workcation in the old country for 3 weeks.

Highlander

September 19th, 2009
1:36 pm

Mercedes, which “old country”?

Mercedes S.

September 19th, 2009
10:28 pm

Sweden, Highlander.

Highlander

September 20th, 2009
2:58 am

Have a fun and safe trip, Mercedes!