VH1 Divas Salute the Troops, airing Sunday at 9/8c, just got a little more interesting with Snooki and The Situation joining the lineup as presenters. Also presenting are VH1’s Brandy, hottie Marisa Miller and comedian Jeffrey Ross.
Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart are new additions to the performer lineup, which includes Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Keri Hilson, Paramore, Sugarland and Grace Potter & the Nocturnals. Kathy Griffin will serve as host. Full press release after the jump.
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Featuring a wide range of incredibly talented artists, VH1 Divas Salute The Troops is gearing up to be a memorable night full of all-star musical performances. This year, Katy Perry, Sugarland, Keri Hilson, Nicki Minaj and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals will come together to honor our nation’s service men and women with a special concert event at the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar in San Diego, CA. Also a part of the incredible lineup, Paramore will perform overseas for troops stationed in the Middle East. Comedian Kathy Griffin will serve as Host for the evening. The USO Presents VH1 Divas Salute The Troops concert event will be televised on Sunday, December 5 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on VH1 and internationally courtesy of the Armed Forces Network.
Special guests and performers for the show include Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart who are set to perform with Grace Potter & The Nocturnals and comedian Jeffrey Ross. Brandy, super-model Marisa Miller along with Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino from Jersey Shore will join the show as presenters.
The USO Presents VH1 Divas Salute The Troops will be an event unlike anything seen before featuring a night of unforgettable performances from various performers, presenters and special guests as well as commentary from troops stationed on the front lines and “exclusive” USO tour footage shot overseas. This year’s show is a female-fronted superstar spectacle that is fun, irreverent and will also include a “few good men.” Additional information about the show and the featured artists can be found at Divas.VH1.com and USO.org.
Additionally, Divas.VH1.com has launched with show information and news, artist profiles and the Salute the Troops Photo Mosaic. Users are encouraged to add their photos to the mosaic as a way to show their support for the troops. For every photo shared, VH1 will donate $1 to USO’s Operation Enduring Care, up to $10,000. Users can submit photos at Divas.VH1.com using Facebook Connect. For the latest news and details about the show, visit Divas.VH1.com and USO.org.
Premiering on VH1 in 1998, Divas became synonymous with some of the most memorable live female vocal performances in television history. The show quickly became a highly anticipated annual phenomenon, generating speculation among music fans and industry executives on who would be part of that year’s telecast. Last year, the “Divas” franchise returned to critical acclaim after a four year hiatus, reinvigorating the franchise with the best of current female performers that included Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Leona Lewis and Jordin Sparks. Previous featured performers over the years included Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Cher, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Chaka Khan and many more.
The USO Presents VH1 Divas Salute The Troops is executive produced by Lee Rolontz, Rick Krim and Greg Sills. Kelly Brock and David Wild serve as co-producers.
The USO Presents VH1 Divas Salute The Troops is presented by AT&T, Old Navy, The Hershey Company, GEICO, Wendy’s International and COVERGIRL.