Monday, August 26, 2013

My 2013 VMA Reaction


Last night was the night we've all been waiting for!  Let's begin with the preshow first.  I was waiting for Lady Gaga to show up in some crazy outfit but I was totally let down.  She showed up in a plain boring black dress.  Step it up Gaga!  I loved both Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift's outfits.  They were just a bit too classy for the VMA's but hey maybe it needed that.  Also big news was announced!  Danity Kane is back!  I was obsessed with them so I can't wait.  Also announced during a commercial was Eminem's next album!  I'm extremely ready for that!  There were two performances during the preshow.  First up was Austin Mahone.  I'll admit that I love him and consider myself a Mahomie.  He sang his song What About Love and I of course loved it.  Next up was Ariana Grande.  She did a mash up of Baby I and The Way.  I like her songs but I don't like her performances.  All she does is high riffs which gets annoying.  Finally it was time for the show!  I honestly don't really remember who won everything but I'll put the list below.  One Direction won Best Summer Song for Best Song Ever!  Apparently the crowd booed them which made me mad.  They deserved that award!  My favorite award moment though was Taylor Swift's acceptance speech.  She won for I Knew You Were Trouble which was always rumored to be about Harry Styles.  It has been confirmed because she totally dissed him during her speech!  I love 1D and I also love her.  Most of the 1D fandom is pissed about it but I applaud her.  What girl wouldn't want to call out their ex on national TV?  Don't even try to say you wouldn't.  So Taylor you go girl!  Now let's talk performances.  Lady Gaga opened the show with her new single Applause.  It was typical Gaga and I didn't love it.  She was pretty much naked by the end which nobody wanted to see.  Next was Miley Cyrus singing We Can't Stop.  WTF Miley?  She is a hot mess!  It was awful and then it got even worse.  Robin Thicke joined her for Blurred Lines.  It was so nasty and totally inappropriate!  Next was Kanye West but honestly I didn't watch because I hate him.  Moving on to the moment the whole world was waiting for.......JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE!!!!!!  It should have just been him the whole 2 hours.  Nobody would've minded trust me.  He performed for like 20 minutes.  He did a melody of all his hits and then it happened!  *NSYNC WAS BACK!  I almost fainted, I'm not even lying.  I want more!  Macklemore performed Same Love.  I like the meaning but is so over played right now.  Drake performed next but I was still freaking out over JT so I don't remember much.  Finally Katy Perry ended the show with her single Roar.  I love this song so much but the performance was blah.  I wanted more craziness.  Overall the VMA's were great and I can't wait for next year!  Tell me your thoughts in the comments!

Video of the Year:
**WINNER Justin Timberlake - "Mirrors"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz - "Thrift Shop"
Bruno Mars - "Locked Out of Heaven"
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell - "Blurred Lines"
Taylor Swift - "I Knew You Were Trouble"

Best Male Video:
Justin Timberlake - "Mirrors"
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell - "Blurred Lines"
**WINNER Bruno Mars - "Locked Out of Heaven"
Ed Sheeran - "Lego House"
Kendrick Lamar - "Swimming Pools"

Artist to Watch:
Twenty One Pilots - "Holding on to You"
Zedd Feat. Foxes - "Clarity"
**WINNER Austin Mahone - "What About Love"
The Weeknd - "Wicked Games"
Iggy Azalea - "Work"

Best Song of the Summer
**WINNER One Direction - "Best Song Ever"
Miley Cyrus - "We Can't Stop"
Selena Gomez- "Come and Get It" 
Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding - "I Need Your Love"
Daft Punk - "Get Lucky"
Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell - "Blurred Lines"

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award (Lifetime Achievement)
Justin Timberlake

Best Video with a Social Message:
Kelly Clarkson - "People Like Us"
**WINNER Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - "Same Love"
Snoop Lion - "No Guns Allowed"
Miguel - "Candles in the Sun"
Beyonce - "I Was Here"

Best Female Video:
Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko - "Stay"
**WINNER Taylor Swift - "I Knew You Were Trouble"
Miley Cyrus - "We Can't Stop"
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess - "Just Give Me a Reason"
Demi Lovato - "Heart Attack"

Best Hip-Hop Video:
**WINNER Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton - "Can't Hold Us"
Drake - "Started From the Bottom"
Kendrick Lamar - "Swimming Pools"
A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar - "F**kin Problems"
J. Cole feat. Miguel - "Power Trip"

Best Visual Effects:
Flying Lotus - "Tiny Tortures"
Skrillex feat. The Door - "Breakin' a Sweat"
The Weeknd - "Wicked Games"
Duck Sauce - "It's You"
**WINNER Capital Cities - "Safe and Sound"

Best Editing:
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess - "Just Give Me a Reason"
Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch - "Sweet Nothing"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton - "Can't Hold Us"
**WINNER Justin Timberlake - "Mirrors"
Miley Cyrus - "We Can't Stop"

Best Direction:
**WINNER Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z - "Suit & Tie"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton - "Can't Hold Us"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Sacrilege"
fun. - "Carry On"
Drake - "Started From the Bottom"

Best Cinematography:
Thirty Seconds to Mars - "Up in the Air"
Lana Del Rey - "Ride"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Sacrilege"
**WINNER Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton - "Can't Hold Us"
A-Trak & Tommy Trash - "Tuna Melt"

Best Choreography:
Chris Brown - "Fine China"
Ciara - "Body Party"
Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull - "Live It Up"
will.i.am feat. Justin Bieber - "#thatPOWER"
**WINNER Bruno Mars - "Treasure"

Best Art Direction:
Capital Cities - "Safe and Sound"
Thirty Seconds To Mars - "Up in the Air"
**WINNER Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu - "Q.U.E.E.N"
Lana Del Rey - "National Anthem"
Alt-J - "Tesselate"

Best Pop Video:
Bruno Mars - "Locked Out of Heaven"
Justin Timberlake - "Mirrors"
fun. - "Carry On"
Miley Cyrus - "We Can't Stop"
**WINNER Selena Gomez - "Come and Get It"

Best Rock Video:
Imagine Dragons - "Radiocative"
Fall Out Boy - "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)"
Mumford & Sons - "I Will Wait"
**WINNER Thirty Seconds to Mars - "Up in the Air"
Vampire Weekend - "Diane Young"

Best Collaboration:
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z -"Suit & Tie"
Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera - "Feel This Moment"
Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding - "I Need Your Love"
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell - "Blurred Lines"
**WINNER P!nk feat. Nate Ruess - "Just Give Me a Reason"



xo,
Jerica