Yes, you read that right. They are bringing back every gay boy/man’s dream – the Diva francihise, but it looks like they might need a little help from all the fans. The line-up so far leaves a lot to be desired. If we all write in to EW and leave comments as to whom we want, maybe VH1 will work on getting some dyed in the wool divas to sing with some of these little divas in training wheels. Here’s the list so far plus the rest of the article. Then I’ll have a link to where you can leave a comment of who you’d like to see:
VH1 fiiiiinally decided to heed our call and revive its Divas franchise. And today, they announced some of the divas that will be in the September show: Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, and Miley Cyrus.
Okay, I’m torn. On the one hand, I enthusiastically enjoy half this line up. On the other”¦are these artists really Diva level? Like, Whitney, Mariah, Celine, Gloria, Aretha, Patti”“caliber Diva? Hmm. That said, the Divas concerts have always included a combo of icons and current stars — musically speaking, Patti LaBelle is in a different category than Jessica Simpson or Ashanti, but they’ve all performed under the Diva banner.
And now, a few people on our wish list for the rest of the line up, and this is just spitballing without any attachment to logistics or reasoning, diva style: Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Dolly Parton, Barbra Streisand, Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera, Allison Krauss. And I would also like return performances from Whitney Houston, Tina Turner, and Mariah Carey.
Okay, PopWatchers, something tells me you’re going to have some good suggestions on this. Who do you want to see on the 2009 Divas stage?
Now I was a little pissed to not even see Ms. Midler’s name on there, plus a few others, so we have a lot of work to do. We can at least make a little dent. So whaddayasay, at least get Bette’s name on the list. Don’t even bother to get negative….it’s Bette Midler, Bette Midler, Bette Midler.
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