VH1 will have their yearly VH1 Divas show, with a hodgepodge of singers, who I personally only count maybe half as officially in “diva” status. Look at the headlining “diva” lineup and let me know if I’m wrong: Mary J Blige, Jill Scott, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Florence + The Machine and Jessie J.
See what I mean? On paper, this sounds like it might be…interesting, to say the least. But VH1 may redeem themselves with the 2 big announcements: the artists will be backed on stage by incredibly awesome hip hop band The Roots and the show will include a tribute to Amy Winehouse. All great stuff! But the performers they’ve lined up?? Ummm…just see who’ll be doing what, after the jump…
The tribute will reflect Winehouse’s contribution to modern, London soul music. Some highlights of the tribute will include Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings performing “You Know I’m No Good,” and Florence Welch (Florence + The Machine) and Wanda Jackson will perform her song “Back to Black.” The Dap-Kings contributed a number of tracks for Winehouse’s Grammy Award-winning album “Back to Black.” In addition, Nas, who collaborated with Winehouse on the first single of her current posthumous album, will introduce the tribute medley.
Hmm. Well. I hope they know what they’re doing. The show airs tonight at 9 PM Eastern.
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- Amy Winehouse Dad Mad At Beyonce’s Back To Black