As anticipation mounts for the reboot of VH1′s famed diva-filled spectacular, the music channel announced a new reason for fans to tune in. Already boasting big names like Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, and American Idol alums Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson, VH1 unveiled today that the ‘soul-themed’ showing will also include a tribute to fallen soul singer Amy Winehouse. The 27-year-old, whose untimely death rocked the music world this past summer, is set to be honored by fellow blue eyed soulstress Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine, rapper Nas, and more.
The news surfaces days after the singer’s recently released, posthumous album ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures’ roared onto U.K. charts with impressive numbers. ‘Divas Celebrate Soul’ airs December 19th at 9pm on VH1. This year’s show is also set to include performances by Jessie J and veteran R&B group Boyz II Men.