The versatile Singer / Actress Vanessa Williams has been in the music business for over 15 years now. During that time Vanessa has garnered recognition as one of the most talented women in the world of entertainment moving effortlessly from Music to Film to Stage. Along the way Vanessa has scored multiple Platinum and Gold Cd\'s, multiple top 10 singles (including two #1\'s), 11 Grammy Award Nominations, 3 N.A.A.C.P. Image Awards, The Prestigious Lena Horne Lady of Soul Award and countless other Awards and Nominations. Every year Vh1 recognizes the contribution of the women in the Music Industry with their annual Vh1 Divas Program. Past Participants have included Whitney Houston, Cher, Tina Turner, Celine Dion, Diana Ross and Mariah Carey. As this previous list is impressive Vh1 for one reason or another has also included the not so accomplished performers such as Jessica Simpson, Beyonce, Joss Stone and Ashanti to name a few. While these younger performers may be hot on MTV and BET none of them has yet proven to be a long lasting talent and other Performers such as Vanessa Williams has yet to be included in this program. I beleive that it is time that Vanessa Williams get her chance to shine and perform center stage at Vh1 Divas 2005. Vanessa has worked hard and demonstrated great ambition, strength, courage and determination to place the Miss America fiasco behind her and to emerge as a talented show stopper and if that is not the definition of a Diva...then I dont know what is. If you beleive that Vanessa Williams should be included in this years Vh1 Divas Special...please sign the petition and help make this dream a reality. Thank you!