As I watched Paula Abdul, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, Jennifer Hudson, and Miley Cyrus perform on VH1's Diva show last night I kept thinking: what exactly is a diva?
So I looked it up in the dictionary and found a variety of definitions. I discovered that the word "diva" is derived from the Italian word for a female deity, or goddess. It's also the word for a female opera singer. And here are some of the more commonly used definitions I found:
- an admired, glamorous, or distinguished woman
- a haughty, spoiled woman
It seems to qualify as a diva you have to have some special mix of talent and eccentricity. Do you consider yourself a diva?