We love musical divas. Love 'em. Can't get enough of them. They sing it but more importantly, they feel it. And for the most part, we felt the VH1 Divas Celebrate Soul special just as deeply.
Last night, the concert franchise that has been silent for too long returned with a femme-filled spectacle that was as big as some of the voices on the bill. Kelly Clarkson, Jill Scott, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, hell, even ethereal Brit chanteuse Florence Welch (who killed on Annie Lennox's "Walking on Broken Glass") dug deep for the show and gave us some great moments. The opening from Blige, Hudson and Clarkson was epic, and the Chaka Khan-Blige team-up for a Chicago soul tribute clearly had the audience in a tizzy. Other segments? Not so much. The Philly soul montage was a bit wobbly, Erykah Badu freaked us out with her weirdness, and the Amy Winehouse tribute was, well, let's just say no, no, no to that one.
However, our biggest letdown was the lack of a grand finale. Of course, it probably would have been a cacophony of women in really tight dresses trying to out-wail one another, but when is the next time we'd have the chance to see all of these powerhouses on stage at the same time? The amount of soul they could have fired up would have been off the charts.
Did you check out the VH1 Divas last night? Or did you miss their soul train?