They’ve done it before and they’ll do it again: Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson are part of the upcoming VH1 Divas charity concert.
They will be joined by Jill Scott, Florence + the Machine, Mary J. Blige and Jesse J. (Jesse J? Really? Does anybody know who she is?)
Taped at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom, VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul will air Monday, December 19 at 9 p.m. on VH1.
Given Adele’s vocal problems, my guess is she wasn’t available though she certainly would fit the bill.
Each diva (and diva is a compliment here, folks) will pay tribute through their own soul-inspired songs as well as the greatest classics that have shaped a genre. For someone like Kelly Clarkson, this will certainly be going back to her “Idol” roots. Some of her most memorable performances in 2002 were soul classics. And Hudson? She is all soul.
The event supports VH1’s long-running Save the Music program to fund music programs in schools.
Here’s Hudson doing “Spotlight” on VH1 Divas 2009:
Here is Kelly Clarkson doing “Already Gone” for VH1 Divas.
- So what the heck happened with “Idol’ judge and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler anyway? He was in Paraguay and ended up falling in the shower, resulting in four stitches, reparative plastic surgery and two dental implants. He explains to Matt Lauer of “The Today Show” that he had not fallen off the wagon.
“Frankly, I just passed out,” he explained of what, if not a relapse, led to his injuries. “I was in the shower and I got nauseous and I started to get sick and I just fell on my face. I just passed out and woke up with the water on.”
Check out the photo. He does NOT look good, even for Steven Tyler.
- “The X Factor” finished with 12.09 million viewers for its first live show Tuesday and a 4.4 share among 18-49, tying its best to date among younger viewers. That’s still far below anything “Idol” has gotten and short of what “The Voice” typically pulled in during the spring on NBC.
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk