I have preface this article by saying that I was the most excited for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, better known as the VMA’s. Not only was I looking forward to the performances and the awards, but ultimately, I was looking forward to the epic Britney Spears tribute. Imagine my SHOCK when the tribute was only a 2 minute dance-a-thon with little female dancers dressed up in all of Britney’s costumes from her videos and performances. What happened to the original idea? UGH! I digress.
The entire show for me as a whole was a little flat. I think the one major element lacking this year was a host. MTV’s decision not to have one was complete fail. Without one, the show lacked cohesion and flow. Every presenter and and performance seemed random. However, nothing was more random than the interlude performances, courtesy of Jessie J.
My favorite performance of the evening hands down goes to Adele who showed everyone that you don’t need lights, dancers or lip syncing to have an entertaining performance. She shut the place down with her rendition of Someone Like You. Just her and a piano. Brilliant. Beyoncé also gave a stellar performance although I’m 100% positive she was lip syncing.
What was great about her performance was the the finale piece where she dropped her mic, unbuttoned her vest and revealed to the world that her and Jay-Z were pregnant. YES! So exciting. And, I cannot complete my quick little recap without giving kudos to Lady Gaga who stayed in character as her alter ego Jo Calderone all night long. Amazing. Alright, check out the complete list of winners below.
VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Katy Perry – Firework
BEST MALE VIDEO: Justin Bieber – U Smile
BEST FEMALE VIDEO: Lady Gaga – Born This Way
BEST NEW ARTIST: Tyler, The Creator – Yonkers
BEST POP VIDEO: Britney Spears – Till The World Ends
BEST ROCK VIDEO: The Foo Fighters – Walk
BEST HIP HOP VIDEO: Nicki Minaj – Super Bass
BEST COLLABORATION: Katy Perry feat. Kanye West – E.T.
BEST VIDEO WITH A MESSAGE: Lady Gaga – Born This Way
For complete, VMA coverage, check out MTV.com. What did you think of this year’s VMA’s?