What do you get when you mix Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Florence And The The Machine, Kelly Clarkson, Jill Scott, and Jessie J? You get the 2011 VH1 Divas! This year's show celebrates soul and will visit cities where today's "Divas" were inspired. The broadcast will also feature The Roots performing as the house band! The lineup of ladies will pay homage to these cities and soul music. The show will be taped at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom. VH1 Divas will benefit their "Save the Music Foundation". This organization keeps music programs funded for public schools.

Set your DVR's to record the program Monday, December 19 at 8/c.

How important do you think music is in schools?