Jennifer Hudson Joins VH1 Divas 2009
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Oscar and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Jennifer Hudson will join previously announced honorees Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, Jordin Sparks, and Miley Cyrus when VH1 Divas Live returns Sept. 17 @ 9 PM ET.
“We are excited that Jennifer Hudson will share her award-winning talent with our VH1 Divas audience next week. Adding Jennifer to our roster of young yet hugely successful performers guarantees that the show will truly be a night to remember,” the network said in a statement Tuesday. “We can’t wait for our viewers to enjoy the performances that will reflect the talent, hard work and tenacity that has come to define this new generation of divas.”
Special musical guests for the show include Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Cyndi Lauper and Martina McBride. Also taking part as presenters will be comedienne Kathy Griffin, Grammy winner Toni Braxton, reality personalities Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port, Ryan Kwanten of the HBO breakout hit True Blood, and the cast of the new motion picture remake Fame.
Former American Idol judge Paula Abdul is set to host the live concert event at at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York.