In case you didn’t watch our Big And Best Of 2012 VH1 Reality Roundtable last night, you missed out on Yandy Smith, Jackie Christie and Renee Graziano revealing some awesome stories about their lives, their shows, and what they’re up to in real life. But our show last night was also the place where Jackie make a very special announcement, telling the world that she’ll be hosting the VH1 DIVAS Red Carpet Livestream Event this Sunday night from 8 to 9 PM ET. If you missed out on her big announcement, we’ve got a clip of her discussing it with us above.
This online-only event can be seen on the DIVAS site, and will feature Jackie talking to many of the celebs who will be performing on the show, plus some of your favorite VH1 personalities, like Renee Graziano who mentions she’ll be in attendance. (But will Laura Govan make an appearance? That’s what we’re hoping for…)
So set yourself a reminder to tune in to Divas.VH1.com Sunday at 8 for the red carpet pre-show with Jackie, and then turn on your sets at 9 PM ET/PT for VH1 DIVAS 2012. A full list of performers and presenters for DIVAS is after the jump.
Red Carpet to be LiveStreamed on DIVAS.VH1.com on Sunday, December 16
VH1 “DIVAS” Hosted by Adam Lambert Airs Live Sunday, December 16 at 9PM/8c
NEW YORK, NY –December 6, 2012 – VH1’s popular franchise “VH1 Divas” announced today additional performers to join this year’s LIVE dance music tribute Natasha Bedingfield, Bootsy Collins, Keri Hilson, Ledisi and Iggy Azalea. In addition La La Anthony, Jenna Dewan, Stacey Keibler, NeNe Leakes, Brandy Norwood and Kelly Osbourne will make an appearance and join the “VH1 Divas” dance party LIVE at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, December 16 at 9PM/8c on VH1. To purchase tickets for VH1 Divas please visit http://on.vh1.com/DIVAStix.
This year “VH1 Divas” red carpet will be live streamed on DIVAS.VH1.com on Sunday, December 16 from 7-9PM ET/4-6PM PT (#VH1DIVAS). Sponsored by Samsung, the live stream will provide fans an unfiltered front-row seat to all the red carpet action and will feature real time interviews with entertainment’s biggest stars. Beginning Monday, December 17, fans can view a curated red carpet highlights video on DIVAS.VH1.com.
In the spirit of celebration and appreciation VH1Divas will include a tribute to two divas we lost this past year, whose voices always lead us straight to the dance floor, Whitney Houston and Donna Summer. “VH1 Divas” is bringing together Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Jordin Sparks to pay homage to the greatest divas of dance music with performances featuring current and classic dance hits. Previous announced performers also include: Kelly Clarkson, Melanie Fiona, Metric and Pitbull along with Havana Brown as House DJ/artist.
As in previous years, this edition of “VH1 Divas” will benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping music education alive in American public schools. To date, VH1 Save The Music has provided more than $49.5 million in new musical instruments to 1,850 public schools in more than 128school districts around the country, impacting the lives of over 2.1 million children. To purchase tickets to the VH1 Divas live concert and Official After-party hosted by VH1 Divas and Foundation Ambassador Jordin Sparks with special Guest DJs, The Dolls: Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe and KISSette please visit http://www.vh1savethemusic.com/divas2012.
This year’s sponsors for “VH1 Divas” include: AT&T, BURGER KING®, COVERGIRL, FIAT®, GEICO, The Hershey Company and Old Navy.
VH1.com will be offering a complete second screen experience on desktop and mobile, streaming LIVE from the red carpet and backstage so fans don’t miss a moment of the action. VH1.com will also host a live Twitter Tracker to keep tabs on the up-to-the-minute social media action around the show, and the show will be prominently featured in VH1’s Co-Star application. For more information about the show visit DIVAS.VH1.com, “Like” VH1 on Facebook, and follow @VH1DIVAS on Twitter and use the hashtag #VH1DIVAS to talk about the show.
Additional performers, presenters, special guests and sponsors will be announced as they are confirmed.
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 amongmusic fans and industry executives on who would be part of that year’s telecast. Last year, the “Divas” paid tribute to the great cities of Soul Music including: Chicago, Detroit, London, Memphis and Philadelphia with “Divas Celebrates Soul” featuring Mary J, Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Florence + The Machine, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, Chaka Khan, and Jill Scott. 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, Beyoncé, Chaka Khan, Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Leona Lewis, Jordin Sparks and numerous others have graced the “VH1 Divas” stage.
“VH1 Divas” is executive produced by Jesse Ignanovic for Den of Thieves and Rickey Minor. Lee Rolontz and Rick Krim are executive producers for VH1.