Kelly Rowland and Keri Hilson Perform Donna Summer Tribute at ‘VH1 Divas’

Kelly Rowland, Adam Lambert, and Keri Hilson

Kelly Rowland and Keri Hilson came together to honor the late, great Donna Summer at “VH1 Divas.” Channeling the legendary disco diva with her big curly hair, Kelly kicked things off with “Bad Girls” before Miss Keri hit the stage with “She Works Hard for the Money.” Host Adam Lambert joined the ladies before all three performers united for the finale of “Last Dance.”

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66 Comments

  1. PEDRO

    KELLY ROWLAND SLAYED IT!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Kelz Reply:

    @PEDRO, yes she did

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    williNalli Reply:

    @PEDRO, YESSSSSSSSSSS LAWD

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    RocMeOut Reply:

    @PEDRO, for having 20 years in the business the bitch’s show and stage presence should be so far ahead of these lackluster performances we’ve been puttin up with for the past 10 years. I’ve always rooted for Kelly but she has disappointed the viewing public and the Destiny’s Child legacy. Singing and dancing in heels since 10 and yet she’s still struggling to prove herself. We always hear shit about Rihanna’s live performances but looks like somebody has gotten tired of the slander and stepped up her game. Still waiting on Kelly’s ass. And let go of Ice. I’m over it. Who else is?

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  2. amina

    kelly kelly kelly.

    honestly she should do better than this.

    she look good but its not enough.

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    Jay Reply:

    @amina, Bitch can u sing? Oh oka! didn’t think so!

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  3. BEDSTUYFLY

    EHH IDK. THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT KELLY ROWLAND AND HER STAGE PRESENCE… AND SHE TRIES SO HARD, BUT I JUST DON’T SEE IT.

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  4. Kelz

    Kelly worked the stage tonight.proud fan

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    williNalli Reply:

    @Kelz, i know right, ugh…Got my life. Ready for more.

    #YOTW

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  5. followalejandro

    everyone, watch as Adam Lambert walks down those steps. In that last step down, his face and that mini slip say it all.

    keri and kelly’s outfits ftw!

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  6. REAL

    Ok they all look great..But come on KELLY AND KERI HILSON VOCALS WAS HORRIBLE!!!!HOW you let a Man(ADAM)out sing both of youll. He had great VOCALS….I know they could do better,it sound like both of them did not have there voice prepared for this event..Yea Kelly worked the stage but that is all!!!!I love them all..but them vocals wasnt even OK!

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    Face Reply:

    @REAL, Idk about horrible. Kelly was far from horrible. It wasn’t her best vocals, but still good.

    Adam didn’t outsing anybody, all he did was squall.

    Keri was lackluster.

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    why ask Reply:

    @REAL, – Mann, you is so right… Kelly and Keri was both wack. Clearly they are only studio artist. Kelly didnt slay anything…

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  7. Me

    Kelly gave a good performance but vocal wise not her best. She can do 100 times better and I don’t understand why she didn’t? She is probably the best vocalist there so why not go for it girl?

    Keri, Hmmmmm… I didn’t really expect much from her anyway but she did ok I guess.

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  8. THE MALEZ

    Both ladies were holding back vocally… But all in all ok tribute…

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  9. bijan

    I think something went wrong during the chorus of bad girls

    it went downhill from there on out. I mean really, esp last dance… it was horrible vocally.

    It goes to show you just how much more talented singers used to be

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  10. Wellalright

    That’s funny Adam was the only singing on key damn shame though.

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  11. thetruth

    The Donna Summer tribute was ok. Adam was the stand out… Kelly gave stage presence but the vocals were off at times & Keri was dry nothing special but her vocals was decent. Most ppl r saying they enjoyed the Tribute… I guess for a vh1 tribute it’s decent but if Kelly & Keri got in front of an Urban audience this would not be accepptable at all!!! Their careers would be over!!! Get it together Kelly & Keri vocally! Yall both can stand to do better!

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  12. THERE-UP

    Keri is sooooooooo shady

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    troy Reply:

    @THERE-UP, how? what happen?

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  13. Star

    I’m experiencing a lot of pauses trying to play the video. Refreshed the page a couple of times. Anyone else having that problem?

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    troy Reply:

    @Star, you have to pause it and then let it load

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  14. M

    Guys, first off the arrangement was not the best! And for those with negative comments, have you ever heard Donna Summer sing? I mean some of you are acting like she used to blow like Patti. This is not Kelly or Keri’s songs, they are singing Donna Summer’s songs, so compare them to Donna, not the artist you want them to out-sing!
    Kelly did more than Donna usually did in her songs. Not recognizing different times, different styles, and having unrealistic fan expectations can make you unfairly judge this performance! There is only so many ways to sing “Last Dance”, especially in a tribute where you don’t want to stray to far from how the original artist sang it! Granted Adam did good, but he was given the parts where Donna belted the most! Listen, compare, and then speak! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0jUFq3k7DA

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  15. yooooooooo

    what the hell,, the looks that kelly rowland was giving keri on stage hahahahahha funny thing is that KERI HILSON sounded better voally and looked better than kelly rowland. Kelly really needed to shut up and let me hear keri and adam in the last song lol

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    thetruth Reply:

    @yooooooooo, Kelly was not looking at Keri in no sorta way!!! Stop tryn to start sum mess!

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    Cory Reply:

    @yooooooooo, I saw that too esp at the end

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  16. dave

    Kelly looks amazing. To me she should have been by herself. She is giving donna Summer! Her group Destiny child sold 50 mil records. Adam Lambert. Keri Hilson. ? Why?

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    LOLA Reply:

    @dave, I Agree.. She Should Have Done This Alone. Her And Adam Did Good Tho. I Love Keri But Her Performance Was Forgetable.

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    queen bey Reply:

    @dave, oh yes i agree with kelly was fierce as hell and did justice to donna summers

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  17. LOLA

    Kelly Has Such A Strong Voice. She Really Needs To Work On Her Singing. She Did Good At The Ending. You Can See Adam Looking At Her Like “Yess Bitch You Better Go Off”.. lol Anyways, It Was A Good Performance. Could Have Been Better.

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  19. keri hilson

    kelly rowland slayed that shit!!! im so mad my fav let kelly outshiner her tho smh

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    smdh Reply:

    @keri hilson, yup she sure did!!!

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  20. dev

    wow kelly has deff stepped out of her shell yes biotch

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  21. smdh

    i really feel like kelly and adam couldve done this on their own

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  22. BlazianBarb

    Kelly Rowland SLAYED!!!!!!!!!! Love her!

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    queen bey Reply:

    @BlazianBarb, yes she did an amazing job

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  23. queen bey

    aaaw look at kelly done grown up and learned how to work a stage i see u kelz

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  24. williNalli

    YESSSSSSSS KELLY YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!

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  25. STEM

    Say word ya’ll didn’t notice Kelly and keri hilsons body language…They CLEARLY dnt FUX with each other…Well from what it looks like Kelly dnt really fux with her…watch when are next to each other and keri kinda reaches out and Kelly plays her…watch…

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    Jah25 Reply:

    @STEM, LMAO YESSSS @4:46 KELLY LOOKED AT KERI LIKE.. YOU BITCH.. & KERI DON’T LIKE BEYONCE ANYWAY SO YOU KNOW..

    #TEAM: KELLY & BEYONCE` DC3 ;-)~*

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  26. STEM

    …Oh and 1 more thing their vocals wasn’t good tonight!…Adams was…

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  27. Big Boi

    I love kelly, but her voice sounded a little different tonight….. She should have str8 up blew keri hilson out the country & she can!

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  28. Jay

    What,Kelly’s vocals slayed on last dance.Overall Donna tribute was great.Keri’s vocals were cute but monotonous and flat.I was impressed.

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  29. Pour Music LD Sodiler

    Kelly did Good & other performance were Nice

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  30. williNalli

    “I need you, by me, Beside me, to guide me, To hold me, to scold me, ‘Cause when I’m bad I’m so’ so bad” YESSSSSSS KELLY!!! YOU BETTA SANG!!! LOL

    Ugh…Loved it

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    Jay Reply:

    @williNalli, That was the highlight of that tribute for me.Her voice started shaky but she slayed towards the end of the tribute.

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  31. why ask

    Kelly was wack and anyone who thinks she did good needs to get their ears checked… Im sorry, Kelly was in a group with the biggest star and you would think she would have learned something…

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    Jay Reply:

    @why ask, Can u sing tho? oh oka!

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  32. Jay

    Amazing performance!!! My girl Kelly killed it!!! Keri and Adam did a great job too!!! I was a little surprised though to hear that he was in the lineup. And getting all that lovin from these beautiful ladies. HA! :)

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  33. a Real Fan

    Kelly’s voice was a little shaky in the beginning but that fucking stage presence is not to be fucked with!

    but let’s get into her acting like keri hilson was a fucking prop to her performance for a bit!!!!!

    she sang her the fuck down in the duet too.. keri tried to redeem with that failed as run in the end!

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  34. notYourBussinness

    kelly had a lack of professionalism on this performance .. and i’ll tell you why.
    you can’t pretend to make a GOOD performance showing some RESPECT for the person you’re honoring if you can’t even look at the partner you’re singing to.. in this case, keri hilson.
    girl, just leave your issues on the backstage, and put your better smile and act like you SHOULD.

    she actually showed us than adam, and even keri could be (in fact they are) way too better performers, and haven’t been in the bizz for so many years.

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    yooooooooo Reply:

    @notYourBussinness, THIS EXACTLY!!!!!! KERI SLAYED HER BIG TIME LOL kelly’s vocals were so shaky yet she has the ordasity to comepletely ignore keri one stage

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  35. priscilla

    ADAM ROCKSSS

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  36. Kyle

    I agree with a lot of the comments, vocally Kelly and Keri weren’t impressive but they had good energy and that makes up for a lot of it. Overall it was a good performance.

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  37. MusicJunkie

    Keri Vocals ‘ Was Better Than Kelly’s . I expected more from kelly being that dona expired her so much & Adam Didn’t really do anything Amazin . He stood out ckuz he was the only guy

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  38. Soaring

    Lol, hold up. Keri didn’t sound better than anybody up there. She actually sounded the worst. Kelly started off shaky, perhaps due to nerves, but she got better as the performance went on. Don’t y’all play Kelly. This performance doesn’t do her a lot of justice but Kelly is a way better vocalist than Keri is. No comment on Adam. He and Keri weren’t needed, Kelly is seasoned and could have done this all by herself. She looked beautiful and I loved her hair.

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  39. Jay

    With those raspy great vocals she served at the beginning of last dance,you you can tell Kelly is going to slay ice vocally.

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  40. dyhi

    keri hilson sold more than kellys last album and is a better singer and dancer

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  41. DISTINGUISHED

    It’s way TOO much negativity on this post, so I’ll keep it positive:

    Kudos to all of them for a NICE tribute to the Queen of Disco Donna Summer:

    – Kelly Rowland: Look & Stage Presence (It’s so eerie how much she resembles her)

    – Keri Hilson: Being in the Show (especially for being off the music scene for awhile)

    – Adam Lambert: VOCALS!!! (dude can SANG!)

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  42. muni

    I love Kelly maybe this wasnt her best vocal who cares she still and will always be my fave I love her!!! Bring on the #YOTW GO KELZ

    Haters keep hating…

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  43. AMINA

    LETS KEEP IT REAL!!!

    KELLY ROWLAND CAN’T DO THIS AFTER 15 YEARS IN THIS BIZNESS.
    NO SHE CAN’T.

    IM A HUGE FAN AND THATS WHY I CAN ACCEPT THIS AS A GOOD PERFORMANCE. NO NO NO. :-)

    KELLY YOU HAVE TO BE PERFECT ISH TIME YOUR PERFORM AND SING FOR REAL WITH BREATH CONTROL

    YOUR BREATH CANNOT BE LOUDER THAN YOUR VOICE, IM SORRY BUT NO.

    I DONT UNDERSTAND KELLY, I BELIEVE IN YOU SO SO SO SO SO SO MUCH.
    I WISH YOU TO BE THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF. BUT YOU NEED TO FIX THAT REAL QUICK.

    REAL TALK.

    PPL AROUND YOU SHOULD BE CLEAR ABOUT THAT.

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  44. Kingnoah3000

    Kelly vocals were give you 70s music. If you have me we listen to Donna Summers, u really wouldn’t know. Kelly slayed !!! Congrat Kellz..

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  45. Luxury

    Kelly & Keri both sounded weak.. they both could have done better.

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  46. Raj

    Adam saved this trainwreck.

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  47. Jess

    Yesssssss…Sheila E! Work it … living legend!

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