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VH1 'Divas' Concert Spotlights Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch & Tons Of Sequins (PHOTOS)

It was a night bustling with big hair and bold clothes as "divas" took over the stage at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York for last night's annual VH1 Divas concert.

Stars in attendance included Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Florence + The Machine, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J., Jill Scott, Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Boyz II Men, Estelle, Marsha Ambrosius and Travis McCoy. An unexpected guest? Rapper 50 Cent, who went as Chaka Khan's date.

Sartorially, the night was packed with sequins and spangles (what, you think "divas" would try to blend into a crowd?). Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson both had two costume changes (the latter opting for a sexy orange minidress and later, a sequined evening gown). Our new favorite style icon, Florence Welch, wore two of her trademark pre-Raphaelite gowns, one silver and low-cut and the other lacy and black.

Baffling Look of the Night goes unquestionably to Jessie J, whose pink and orange-fringed bodysuit made her look like she had just skipped in from doing backflips at the circus.

The annual event opted this year to honor cities where soul music has thrived, like Philadelphia, Detroit, Memphis, Chicago and London. Welch, Wanda Jackson and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings also paid tribute to the late Amy Winehouse.

The special airs tonight on VH1, but why wait? Check out our slideshow of all the star power and sparkling couture below.