Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J Among This Year’s VH1 Divas

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Get ready for another dose of big hair and even bigger notes, as VH1 announced yesterday that it has greenlit a soul-inspired edition of VH1 Divas.

Headlining the 2011 event will be American Idol contestants Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson, as well as Mary J. Blige, Jessie J, Jill Scott and Florence and the Machine. The Roots, meanwhile, will serve as the event’s house band.

VH1 Divas 2011 will tape at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom, and honor a number of cities where soul was born, including Chicago, Detroit, London, Memphis and Philadelphia. More presenters and performers are expected to be announced in the coming weeks, according to MTV.

Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson and Mary J. Blige have all appeared on previous version of VH1 Divas.

What do you think of this year’s lineup? Did they make the right picks? Or did they leave someone off?