VH1 Divas 2012: Kelly Rowland To Perform Iconic Donna Summer Songs

Published: Thursday 13th Dec 2012 by Sam

The weekend is nigh and so too is VH1 Divas 2012!

Now a live show, this year’s festivities take place from Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium on Sunday.

A Dance-themed extravaganza, the 2012 instalment of the popular franchise pays homage to late singers Whitney Houston and Donna Summer – the latter of whom is being honored by Kelly Rowland.

With many observing physical and musical similarities between Summer and the Destiny’s Child star, it was almost necessary that Rowland’s involvement center around the Disco queen. A stance the show’s producers seem to agree with, as the 31 year old has been tapped to tackle two of Summer’s biggest hits.

Find out what they are (as well as what other acts will be performing) below…

According to The Insider, Rowland will be performing ‘I Feel Love’ and ‘Bad Girls’

Elsewhere on the bill, Keri Hilson will perform ‘She Works Hard For The Money’, host Adam Lambert will tackle ‘Hot Stuff’ and ‘Love To Love You Baby’, while both will join forces with Kelly Clarkson to perform ‘Last Dance’.

Other artists set to take to the stage include Ciara, Demi Lovato, and Melanie Fiona. NeNe Leakes and Brandy are among those listed to be make appearances at the event.

Be sure to keep it locked on That Grape Juice for your complete VH1 Divas 2012 fix!

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  1. williNalli December 13, 2012

    *claps* I’m ready 🙂


    • Kelz December 13, 2012

      so ready

      • williNalli December 13, 2012

        LOL. ikr. The anticipation is starting to kill me, just like with the ICE video 🙂

  2. A December 13, 2012

    how Brandy isnt performing is something I wont ever understand.

    specially when she had two seasons of her family show on VH1

  3. King B>Rihanna December 13, 2012

    I hope her vocals can live up cause Donna Summer was a big time vocalist.

    • truth December 15, 2012

      Donna Summers is not much known for vocals as much as catchy music

      • King B>Rihanna December 15, 2012

        but she was still a very good vocalist rather than kelly who is a singer.

      • Jimmie Lee December 16, 2012

        Donna Summer is known for her versatile voice. Noboby sings like Donna does. She could vocally fool you. Surprising you that it was even her, oftentimes. Summer was very much known for her vocals in addition to her hits which contained those well known vocals.

      • La Tanya December 19, 2020

        She had one of the best voices ever and it lasted until the end unlike so many other singers.

  4. Monstarebel December 13, 2012

    what a joke….

    • alessandro December 14, 2012

      hater, you wish it was idol paying homage but it is not

    • truth December 15, 2012

      So are you

      Monstarebel = NOBODY


    • truth December 15, 2012


      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  5. SHA (I will DESTROY Rita WhOra) December 13, 2012

    Kelly needs to do what Ciara is doing do a Donna Summer song for the intro then perform Ice then that same night release a snippet of the second single to build hype and momentum for your album that way you use Vh1 Divas to your advantage!!!!

    • Kelz December 13, 2012

      I think she will perform ice or a brand new song along with the 2 songs of Donna Summer.

    • she slays December 15, 2012

      Oh yes i pray thats what she does

  6. BANDS$ December 13, 2012


    • Kelz December 13, 2012

      and who are u?she’s famous/rich and killing everyone in the game right now

      • THE WHOLE WORLD LOVES RIHANNA!!! December 13, 2012

        Kelly looks like a young donna summers!! but anyways who the f*** is kelly killing i know it aint RIHANNA or bEy!! kelly is a flop but i love keri hilson!!!

      • zzzzzg December 14, 2012

        OK she’s famous but killing everybody in the game is a lie

    • Get ’em Get ’em Get ’em! December 13, 2012

      You obviously don’t know what the hell you’re talking about.

      • thetruth December 13, 2012

        @Get em Get em

        Don’t argue with these haters boo… they know exactly who Kelly Rowland is if they didn’t know they wouldn’t be here under a post that says Kelly Rowland. Thats what they want u to do is argue with them…. on another note I am looking forward to her tribute to the legendary Donna Summers! Kelly betta kill it bcuz a Donna Summer biopic movie role maybe coming in the near future and that role could really take her career to another level like how Jennifer Hudson played Effie in Dream Girls and gave her that big break as a A lister singer and actress.

    • truth December 15, 2012


    • she slays December 15, 2012

      Get readybfor ur wig to b snatched as well lol

  7. RICHANDBLACK11(JUST LIKE BEY) December 13, 2012

    UGH why all the hate toward Kelly Rowland ? You kids are funny , this is her career like WTF. TRICKS ARE FOR KIDS……..

    • Kelz December 13, 2012

      Ikr, they can keep on hating while she make her $

      • she slays December 15, 2012

        Lol she will slay that stage sunday

  8. Let’s Be Real December 13, 2012

    THIS IS WHAT KELLY SHOULD’VE BEEN DOING WHILE DONNA WAS ALIVE! Kelly looks like she could be Donna’s daughter more than Donna’s ACTUAL daughters look! She should perform Con Te Partiro (I will Go with you) and I Feel Love. THEN Kelly should be AT AUDITONS for ANY and EVERY Donna Summer project. Nab that Donna role in a movie.Slay it.Then release a hot soundtrack followed by DiscoEsque reinvent album.Then she could have a niche.but no.kelly can’t be strategic.she’s releasing these ghetto bubbling under songs while her delusional stans claim she’s slaying. Oh well.see you singing backup for KING BEY on my anniversary Feb.3

    • Matthew Charlery-Smith December 14, 2012

      You have a point. Kelly should have been tributing great artists from the start of her solo career. Beyonce shared stages with many great in her early career and it pushed up her profile. Kelly can’t seem to get it together. One wonders where her lack of “Motivation” for her own career comes from!

      • she slays December 15, 2012

        Its better late than never tho

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    • RICHANDBLACK11(JUST LIKE BEY) December 13, 2012

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      • ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ December 13, 2012

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    • Monstarebel December 13, 2012

      lol your husband better watch out I got this

    • S****** Blonde December 13, 2012


    • THE WHOLE WORLD LOVES RIHANNA!!! December 13, 2012

      Can you please put a cuter pic of mc please!! she looks like a white albino m***** in that pic!! put a pic of her charmbraclet days please

  10. Edwardponton December 13, 2012

    She will do well

    • she slays December 15, 2012

      Yes she will

  11. Sava December 13, 2012

    WHAT?!! I mean she can barely sings and promote her own songs, and now she’s asked to honor a legend? What’s WRONG with VH1

    • Matthew Charlery-Smith December 14, 2012

      Barely sing? No! Promote her own songs? Yes! Kelly has an amazing voice but she lacks consistency. Don’t confuse the vocal theatrics of some singers with the good vocals of another; Kelly’s voice is better than nearly all these RnB chicks except JHud.

    • truth December 15, 2012


      Meanwhile she has 4 songs blazing the charts and keeps her name out there. Fukkin hate is ugly. Find another job b******

      • she slays December 15, 2012

        Yes get on fhem haterz lol

  12. carolanda December 13, 2012

    Instead of people complaining about the line up. Why dont we enjoy the fact thay these are a fresh batch of entretainers with all unique styles. And appreciate the fact that you cant to pin point whats going to happen!
    .. which is the exciting part!

    Thats the worst picture of Kelly ever!!!

    Any who Im excited! Everyone was saying how she should tribute Donna or star as her in a movie role. People of all ages has compared her to donna look wise. I remember when Kelly first made When Love Takes Over. How many older disco and house heads were saying how she was the new dance floor diva.. Now the time has come we’ve seen Kelly pull off inspiration from Janet and whitney nlw its time to see if its all hype or the real deal. I have not heard her sing a Donna song so this is going to be very very interesting!

    • THE WHOLE WORLD LOVES RIHANNA!!! December 13, 2012

      What kelly looks flawless in that pic!

    • she slays December 15, 2012

      Oh yes theyve been saying that for years so now its fime for the world to see the hype i hope she slays

  13. Kelz December 13, 2012

    The haters are in full effect

    • truth December 15, 2012




      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

      • she slays December 15, 2012

        Lol they stay pressed

  14. Kelz December 13, 2012

    They afraid Kelz will snag their fav wig. Kelly will continue to shine from this point on, so keep on hating

    • she slays December 15, 2012

      Yes i agree they mad

  15. Lola December 13, 2012

    Get Adam TF Outta Here. Kelly Should Perform “Love To Love You Baby” Okaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyways I Know She’ll Kill Her Performance.

    • THE WHOLE WORLD LOVES RIHANNA!!! December 13, 2012

      Nope beyonce is the only one next to donna that will murder that song kiii kellys voice is not strong enough for that song!!!

      • Lola December 13, 2012

        Beyonce Isn’t In The List Of Performers So Her Name Has No Relevance Here. lol

  16. S****** Blonde December 13, 2012

    Ooh, It’s so good, it’s so good, It’s so good, it’s so good, It’s so good.

    I F****** love Donna Summer, I love her movements, so s***, she was hot, i been listening to her music the whole week, i think Kelly is perfect to pay homage to her, she even look like Donna, Kelly’s voice sounds good with Dance music, remember “When Love Takes Over”, she owns that song.

  17. Big Boi December 13, 2012

    People always trying to call kelly rowland a flop. She help sold 50 millions records with DC!!! She hasn’t had the best solo career but she’s doing better than others….

    • Monstarebel December 14, 2012

      but how many albums has she sold on her own?? oh ok…

  18. Rita Godra December 13, 2012

    I really enjoyed the x factor uk this year without this flaky ghetto m*****. Less Drama, More Talent ever since she left. It must feel horrible that her biggest hit (WLTO) is as a featured artist.

    • THE WHOLE WORLD LOVES RIHANNA!!! December 14, 2012


    • THE WHOLE WORLD LOVES RIHANNA!!! December 14, 2012

      And kellys whole solo career shits ALL OVER RITA FLOPA B****!!

  19. Rashaan December 13, 2012

    What an UGLY picture. F*** man, THAT LOOKS worse than my S***

  20. Mrs Robyn Brown (Beyonce’s Weave) December 13, 2012

    She can’t sing, this is a disgrace to Donna Summer. Did you hear her on the X-Factor UK last year? A pitchy, ghetto, ratchet mess.

    • alessandro December 14, 2012

      ok i’m tired of you talking s***, just f*** yourself

    • williNalli December 13, 2012

      *claps* right on, right on

      *Praise The Lord*

      Happy Holidays to everyone btw


    • Matthew Charlery-Smith December 14, 2012

      I just posted this on another site, too! This shows a fewthings about her voice which makes her better than many. Firstly her tone which is warm and strong, secondly her vocal runs which she is brilliant at but underrated in and lastly her belting capacity. These three things alone excel her past most of her contemporaries.

    • Matthew Charlery-Smith December 14, 2012

      Exactly! Haven’t heard a tone so beautiful and pure probably since Whitney…Kelly just needs to remember this and leave those cheap songs alone!

    • Matthew Charlery-Smith December 14, 2012

      Once again, power multiplied! Name another singer except JHud who can do this? *Crickets*

      • she slays December 15, 2012

        F****** slayed lol yaaaaaaasss when love takes ovaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    • she slays December 15, 2012

      B**** yesssss kelly lol

    • williNalli December 14, 2012

      yessssss LAWD, yessssss


    • williNalli December 14, 2012

      *claps* ALLELUJAH

      I still dream about that NOTE. LOL


      • Lola December 14, 2012

        She Killlllllllllled That Tribute. My Gosh! lol

  21. Setra December 14, 2012

    I’m excited to see this tribute to Donna Summer. I agree that Kelly Rowland definitely has many physical and musical similarities with Summer, this is the perfect match. I’ve always loved Rowland and Summer so this is going to be quite the treat. My DISH coworker first told me about this tribute, so I’ll definitely be tuning in. I’ll be watching on my DISH Hopper in several rooms, while I decorate. I’m going to start watching on my living room TV and then continue watching on my kitchen TV right where I left off. This will make decorating much more enjoyable!

    • Lola December 14, 2012

      She Killed This!!!!!!

      • alessandro December 14, 2012

        i didn’t remember this peformance. it’s great great great

  22. NFG (No f**** Given) December 14, 2012

    I don’t think y’all remember when Kelly tore up Mariah’s song “Fantasy” not too long ago. I was surprised a little how well she could sing a Mariah song which is hard for many but she did great. Can’t wait to see how she tributes Donna.

    • she slays December 15, 2012

      This b**** slayed!!!!!

  23. Diamonds (BEYONCE’S WEAVE) December 14, 2012

    I really don’t think it matters how many.videos you post, Kelly can’t sing, she’s lazy, a mess on the stage and shined as Beyonce’s backup singer, nothing more. She was the worst pick for this.

    Haven’t you noticed just how so much better the X Factor UK is without her.

    • Matthew Charlery-Smith December 14, 2012

      If the above don’t convince you then I’m confused as to what you’d call singing. She can sing lazy at times but she has an amazing voice and these vids prove it.

    • alessandro December 14, 2012

      i wonder why you hate my beautiful kelly, are you a britney fan? do you think she can sing? dont need to answer

    • she slays December 15, 2012

      Wtf didnt this b**** get the glamour uk award for best tv personality of the year while she was on the xfactor uk…try and shade her all u want the uk loves kelly..the f****** award proves it smdh haters stay pressed.

  24. Kelly CAN sing fools December 14, 2012

    Then why did Kelly win glamour’s Personality of the year award for her judging on X factor! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK5Kd76zvEE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    Its clear some people have some hate towards her. No matter how well she does or how much she accomplishes despite the doubters. Some people would love to see people fail in or to feel good about another.

    So Because Kelly doesn’t sing or record song like Beyonce, or have the strong will to become a legend like Beyonce that makes Kelly inadequate?

    Kelly is a lot more simple and enjoys being the girl next door rather than a R&b diva. Call it basic all you want But she enjoys Being someone approachable compared to someone who’s popularity almost alienates them from common folk. And the sooner you fools realize this. The sooner you maybe able to appreciate Kelendria Rowland for who she IS! She never was trying to Beyonce or bigger that Destinys Child. That exactly why make the ballad heavy,bubbly songs she makes, thats why she works with rappers like 50 cent,Trina ,big boi ,ludacris ect.. She makes music Because she loves the process she isnt in it for the fame! But yall tugging the artist out of her. Forcing her to compete and prove tht she on the same level as or singers instead of letting her be herself!!

    She is Kelly..except her for who she is!!!

    • she slays December 15, 2012

      Thank u that glamour uk slays all her haters

  25. NFG (No f**** Given) December 14, 2012

    B**** plz u quick to call out Kelly’s flaws but Stan for basic ass Rihanna b**** stfu. Damn. F****** haters….

    • Lola December 14, 2012

      Thank Yooou!!! Rihanna Can’t Sing Or Dance For S***. The Only Good Thing Is She Puts Out “Hits” WHICH, She Doesn’t Write Herself Sooooo… The B**** Is Pretty Talentless. lol

    • Lola December 14, 2012

      Ester Dean Write Allllll Of Rihanna’s Hit. Alllll.. lol

  26. DIGGER BEY THE R**** STANS ARE MAD LMAOO December 14, 2012

    LMAO I Know the World has to b ending soon when a Rihoeanna stan wants to say another artist can’t sing lmaoo. KELLY FU*CKIN ROWLAND VOCALS >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Rihoeanna NONEXISTENCE VOCALS! @ Sava. F***** Please do your research before commenting on The Fabalous KELLY ROWLAND! Kelly Slayed the Mariah Tribute! Ur fav must b a b**** that can’t sing, because stanning for her has burnt ur brain cells. Anyway I know u C**** will b checking for The Beautiful Kelly Rowland @ Divas! So u are not fooling no one up n here hating. YEAH I B THE ONE THAT THEY LUV TO MENTION, I TOLD THEM BA*TARDS TO KEEP ON TALKING CAUSE I LUV THE ATTENTION! #THE. NEXT GREAT DIVA……KELLY ROWLAND

    • Lola December 14, 2012

      Exactly!!!!!!!!! That’s What I’m Sayin.. loool

    • she slays December 15, 2012

      Thank u where were them haterz when she slayed that mariah tribute smh….they getting nervous

      • Lola December 15, 2012

        The Haters Were There Watchin Like “Yesssss Kelly You Killed That S***” You Know Haters Are Closet Fans! lol

  27. Matthew Charlery-Smith December 14, 2012

    Glad to hear! Hopefully people will see when Kelly does this tribute and performs it well why I’ve been so against the trash that’s been put out on the “Here I Am”/”Year of the Woman” projects so far. She has an amazing voice and is singing songs more akin to a basic RnB chick rather than a legend.

    DIane Warren
    David Foster

    The above will help her become a true Pop Queen. She’s already recruited Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis so the uptempo aspect of the song should be good.

    The new album’s title is alienating the men though! These kinda concept albums never seem to truly take off. Let’s see!

    • she slays December 15, 2012

      Omg i hope it slays

  28. AMINA December 14, 2012





    GO KELLY!!!!

  29. JER December 14, 2012

    I’m sorry but is that all Kelly is gonna do anymore? Perform “tributes” b**** get your own damn songs poppin and quit tributing everyone else BASIC B**** BEGONE!

    • Love Kelly December 15, 2012

      She actually does a lot better when given someone else’s song. The songs that are written for her are by people who clearly have no respect for her voice and therefore give not technically challenging songs. Donna had a big voice I hope Kelly with force herself to get out the box she’s allowed people to put her in and challenge her voice.

  30. Lebo(CaribbeanBOi) December 14, 2012


  31. yooooooooooooo December 14, 2012

    cant wait to hear keri hilson as well !! 😀

  32. alessandro December 14, 2012

    first of all to most haters over here, her name is kelly rowland. not beyonce, rihanna, brandy………blablabla. she’s not in bey’s standards? ok i can agree, but she is a beautiful girl and talented as well. stop the f****** negative comments and comparisson. it’s kelly rowland who is going to be peforming, not bey rihanna or brandy. if you all don’t like it just stick you 2 middle fingers in to your ass hahaha

  33. Tami December 15, 2012

    So ready!

  34. she slays December 15, 2012

    This b**** will slay ur favs smh dead at ppl saying she flopped on the xfacfor uk i live in the uk…she won the glamour uk award for best tv personality…the public voted for it and she won it…what does tell ur dumb asses she slayed the xfactor uk

  35. Alex December 15, 2012

    Kelly! I can’t wait!

  36. gio88 December 15, 2012

    kelly and donna seems also similar physically!

  37. she slays December 16, 2012

    Im so ready for the slayage that will be kelendria

  38. DSFAM December 16, 2012

    Kelly Roland does not look like a younger Donna Summer. It’s “Summer” not “Summers” and the people chosen to do this tribute is driven by ratings. If they truly want to honor her they would have solicited her peers i.e. Chaka Khan, Patti Labelle or even her family which are chock full of singers who needle at the same caliber as her. Donna Summer was a singer’s singer and to say she wasn’t ,well is simply not taking much thought to whom we are speaking of.

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