2012 VH1 Divas Concert Celebrates Whitney Houston & Donna Summer

Posted Monday December 17, 2012 2:03 AM GMT

Leading viewers through a star-studded night of energetic musical performances, Adam Lambert played host to Sunday's (December 16) VH1 Divas 2012 concert showcase.

Held at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium, the "American Idol" rocker helped get things going with a rendition of David Bowie's "Let's Dance" while being followed up by fellow "Idol" alum Kelly Clarkson - as the newly engaged singer offered up an inspired delivery of her new ditty dubbed "Catch My Breath."

With lovely ladies like Elisha Cuthbert, Kat Graham, Ellie Kemper, Amber Riley and Stacy Keibler all tapped as presenters, the special concert event was held in honor of recently departed divas Whitney Houston and Donna Summer.

Other fan favorite moments of the evening included Miley Cyrus' provocative "Rebel Yell" performance, Demi Lovato belting out her hit single "Give Your Heart a Break," Ciara's take on Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean," and a "Groove Is in the Heart" collaborative effort by Natasha Bedingfield, Iggy Azalea and Bootsy Collins.

Topping it all off were feature tributes to Whitney and Donna, as the multi-artist efforts covered the late singers' hits like Miss Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" and the Summer classic "She Works Hard for the Money" before Pitbull drew this year's installment of VH1 Divas to a close with "Don't Stop the Party."

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