Hayley Williams proved that she's one of the new-millennium divas when she belted out Paramore's "The Only Exception" and a cover of the Foo Fighters' hit "My Hero" from Camp Arifjan in Kuwait. She and her bandmates entertained the troops there on Friday for "VH1 Divas Salute the Troops," which aired Sunday night.
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When MTV News caught up with the rocking frontwoman at KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2010 in Los Angeles on Sunday, she admitted that performing for the troops had definitely been on the band's bucket list.
"Well, that was the first time we'd ever experienced anything like that," she explained. "It was so humbling, and I want to do it again."
The band has a special connection to the troops, since a few of their friends have been deployed. "We've been waiting since our band started," she said. "Especially Jeremy [Davis], our bass player, he's had friends over there since the band started since he was out of high school. So it's just really important for us to show them they're remembered and give them a night just to hang out."
Her "Airplanes" collaborator B.o.B, who was with Williams at Jingle Ball, seemed equally excited by the group's smashing performance. "Everybody gotta enjoy rock and roll. Shout-outs to Jeremy!" he exclaimed. "What up, man!"
The VH1 Divas night also included performances from the Marine Corps air hangar in San Diego by Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Sugarland, Keri Hilson and Grace Potter & the Nocturnals. Almost all of the ladies hit the stage for the night's big opening number, a new take on the classic war tune "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy."
Watch bonus performances, browse photos, read all about the most-talked about moments, and find out how you can salute the troops at VH1's "Divas Salute the Troops" hub.