The 'VH1 Divas' 2012 special aired last night (Dec. 16) and our favorite ladies of pop music went all out with both their performances and their attire. Miley Cyrus was daring in both her performance and her onstage and red carpet outfits, while the newly-engaged Kelly Clarkson played it safe in a dress we didn't love, even though we lurve her. Adam Lambert, who hosted the event, went all out in lots of furry fabric. They don't call him "Glambert" for nothing.

Cyrus was a warrior diva in the leather-studded outfit that she wore onstage, paired with her now iconic punk rock haircut. With each performance and red carpet appearance, Cyrus has been doing her very best to shed her former Disney image. Her performance outfit boasted statement shoulders, bared her midriff and included shimmery leggings. The singer's red carpet dress was her edgy take on the LBD -- she wore a long, figure hugging Omo by Norma Kamali sheath with diamond-cut panels on the side. Even when covered up, Miss Miley showed some skin, peek-a-boo style.

She looked like a rebel, and performed Billy Idol's 'Rebel Yell.'

Clarkson wore a long dress that looked like it was fashioned from black velvet and brocade curtains. It wasn't her most flattering look, but that all fell by the wayside when she opened her mouth to belt out her latest single 'Catch My Breath.' The girl can sing! She looks so toned and happy since she got engaged to fiance Brandon Blackstock, so we were disappointed that she covered it up. Show 'em what you got, Kel!

Lambert was quite the costumed one in red fur on stage, which he paired with black leather pants. It was one of several outfit changes, but it stood out the most. He pissed off PETA even more, with his brown suit, which he wore with a draped with brown fur, on the carpet. It was very much a 'Godfather' look for the flamboyant fashionista.

Ciara performed Michael Jackson's 'Got Me Good,' looking all kinds of sexy in skintight leather pants and a white top which showed off her tummy. Her red carpet gown was a stunner -- a black sequined creation by Pamella Rowland that clung to every curve. And on Ciara, there are lots of curves to hug. Mama mia, she looked gorgeous.

Jordin Sparks sparkled onstage and on the carpet. She took part in a tribute to the late great Whitney Houston, who was her 'Sparkle' co-star. The newly-trim singer dared to bare --her cleavage and her leg- thanks to the bustier and the slit in the gown she wore while taking part in a medley of Houston hits, like 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody.' Sparks also wore a Nicole Miller gown on the carpet, with a tight, form-fitting bodice with gold underlay that she owned.

Kelly Rowland showed us her diva side in a black and white striped top, leggings and massive curls when she performed. She also shined on the carpet in a silky, green gown by A.F. Vandervorst, which she paired with sleek locks swept back into a ponytail. The emerald color popped against her beautiful skin.

Demi Lovato rocked her usual stage uniform of lots of black: leggings and a cropped leather jacket, paired with a mesh blinged out top in a golden hue. Her red carpet look was demure. She went for budget-friendly but stylish in a Topshop dress with a short hem and silvery sleeves. Her hair was too matronly, though! Let it all hang out, Demi!

She turned things up a notch when she performed her smash 'Give Your Heart a Break.'

Pitbull can hang with the divas, and he did so in a sharp, well-fitting grey suit. Mr. Worldwide is always so debonair.

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Watch Miley Cyrus Perform at 'VH1 Divas' 2012

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Watch Jordin Sparks Perform at 'VH1 Divas' 2012

Watch Ciara Perform 'Got Me Good' at 'VH1 Divas' 2012

Watch Kelly Rowland Perform at 'VH1 Divas' 2012

Watch Demi Lovato Perform 'Give Your Heart a Break' at 'VH1 Divas' 2012

Watch Adam Lambert Perform Madonna 'Ray of Light' at 'VH1 Divas' 2012