Adam Lambert says "Men are divas too"
Adam Lambert is hosting a traditionally female-fronted show, but he knows he's the right person for the job.
Adam Lambert seemed like an odd choice to host VH1 Divas, being that he is a man and all. But the more you think about it, the more it seems to make perfect sense. For Lambert, he said that he can be just as much a diva as any woman. The former American Idol contestant said that his hosting duties will include singing, dancing, and of course, having a killer wardrobe.
“A lot of the ideas for how I’ll be dressed are mine,” he told the Hollywood Reporter. “Some of them I wish I could blame on somebody else, but I can't.”
He added that he will be changing outfits "a zillion times."
Another part of the gig includes skits to play throughout the show, at least one of them with fellow diva Nene Leakes from Real Housewives of Atlanta. Lambert said the sketch will showcase Leakes as his diva coach.
“We've pre-recorded a sketch that's quite funny," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "I haven't seen the final edit yet so I hope I'm actually funny... But we had so much fun filming it so I think people will get a kick out of it."
VH1 Divas has quite the lineup for its Sunday show, including American Idol winners Jordin Sparks and (newly engaged) Kelly Clarkson, as well as Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Ciara, Kelly Rowland and Keri Hilson. The show will also be doing tribute to two divas lost in the last year — Donna Summer and Whitney Houston. The Donna Summer tribute will be handled by Lambert, as well as Rowland and Hilson.
“I'm doing a medley of songs by Donna Summer and they're both fantastic singers,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “For my [own] musical performances there's dancers involved and a few of them are actually good friends of mine. So it will be fun to be on stage with close friends. It always makes for a better experience when you're connecting with the people that you're sharing a stage with.”
VH1 Divas airs on VH1 Sunday night.