The annual MTV Europe Music Awards went down in Berlin, Germany last night and of course I expected it to be massive, entertaining. My expectations were high. Was I happy? Sorta. For me, I don’t think it was as great as they usually are. For one I thought the O2 World Center crowd in Berlin were way too quiet. When host Katy Perry tried to get them going, as did the other presenters, there were a few applauses and cheers. LAME people, lame. Perhaps many of ze German crowd don’t understand English? Is that a fair assumption to make?
The performances I enjoyed. Beyonce can do no wrong in my eyes, neither can Jay-Z, Leona Lewis or U2. Beyonce performed a rather different version of her hit song, Sweet Dream, but at the end I was kinda expecting her to carry on as opposed to just stopping and I think again it looked like an abrupt conclusion because the crowd was so half asleep! Leona Lewis performed her new song, “Happy” and she’s really good. Really really good. Greenday had the duties of opening the show and the Foo Fighters played a new song and a classic too. For me though, Jay-Zs performance of “Empire of The Mind”. Unfortunately Alicia Keys wasn’t there to sing along, but it was cool anyway. So you might be asking, how do you get better then that? How’s about Jay-Z performing with U2 at the end of the show. The awards marked twenty years since the breaking down of the Berlin Wall and when Jay accepted his award for Best Urban Artist, he said he hopes one day it will all be about music and not about the different genres. How fitting then, to have a performance of the biggest hip-hop artist in the world and the legendary rockers U2. AMAZING AMAZING!!!!
Katy Perry didn’t do too badly as a host, but imagine seeing her and her BF Russel Brand presenting alongside each other? That could be cool! Really enjoyed her opening sequence:
Quote of the night?
Beyonce when she accepted her third award of the night for Best Video. “I want to thank one person for this and that’s Jay… for putting a ring on it” Brilliant, wicked love it, love her!
Disappointment of the night?
Shakira’s performance wasn’t my favourite unfortunately. Lady Gaga not being at the awards to accept her Best New Act award. She tweeted, “Just left showstudio exhibition in london with the haus, so inspiring, fishchips+ monsterball, whiskey and sketches, let the Knight begin” BUT in her video acceptance speech she said she was in NYC….. hmm, Gaga where u at?
Biggest WTF moment of the night?
Eminem winning bBest hip-hop artist. Lame lame lame. He rips people off and that’s the best song? Um yeah man, whaever! That is such a kanye “Immaletchu interrupt” Eminem’s lame video speech moment! The Hoff and his extremely shiny jacket. I honestly saw my reflection through the TV hahaha
Here’s a full list of the winners:
Best Song — Beyonce for “Halo”
Best Live Act — U2
Best Group — Tokio Hotel
Best New Act — Lady Gaga
Best Female — Beyonce
Best Male — Eminem
Best Urban — Jay-Z
Best Rock — Green Day
Best Alternative — Placebo
Best Video — Beyonce
Best Push Artist — Pixie Lott
Best World Stage Performance — Linkin Park
Best European Act — maNga (Turkey)