By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer
This year, the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) were hosted in Brooklyn, NY and rocked the Big Apple hard! So, where do we start with the 2013 VMAs?! If we had to pick one word to describe the show, we’d probably use… ‘uh.’ Seriously, we don’t have any coherent words to describe the VMAs this year, because all the performances were questionable and left us wondering who gave MTV the okay to air this! It’s only been hours since the closing musical performance, but let’s get a recap on the best (and worst) moments of the night.
The ceremony started with the world premiere of Lady Gaga’s new single “Applause.” During the performance, she busted out her usual crazy antics by changing costume five times in the span of 7 minutes. We don’t know how that’s humanly possible, but we’ll just say it’s got a lot to do with Hollywood magic… or maybe her alien heritage.
Fast forward a few minutes and past the swinging camera shots of the crowd going crazy, to Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke “collaborating” on stage. Now, this is where the show starts getting a little too intense for our taste. Cyrus prowled under the spotlight in a furry leotard and started twitching about with 4 backup dancers dressed as overgrown teddy bears. If that isn’t weird enough, her dancing – or should we say, “attempt” at dancing – looked like she had been holding her bladder for hours. We may like listening to Cyrus sing, but let’s put her choreography in a pitch black room where no one’s eyes have to be assaulted.
Alright, for the real “oh my gosh, no way” moment… you read the rumors, you stalked the Internet every day for confirmation, and MTV finally delivered. *NSYNC emerged from below the stage in typical boy band fashion to sing old school hits “Girlfriend” and “Bye Bye Bye.” Once the main boys walked off, Justin Timberlake ate up the crowd worship as he sang and danced to a medley of his biggest solo hits. After such a glorious display of musical mastery, we’re sure any lingering doubts about MTV’s decision to award him this year’s Video Vanguard Award were laid to rest.
With only a few weeks left of summer, this next award kinda made us sad too. Especially when we think about playing this in the car or at a pool party, but anyways… which band took the Moon Man for “Best Summer Song?” It was none other than British sensation One Direction! But, here’s the kicker… One Direction was booed while on stage! The reason? Well, we don’t think anyone (including the boys) knows. We just hope they aren’t taking it too serious, and are enjoying their glittery lunar goodness.
To end the 2013 MTV video awards, Katy Perry played the part of a prize martial arts fighter in the closing performance. She rocked out to her new single “Roar” for the first time, live in an outdoor boxing ring, and really played up the whole “girl fighter” theme. Now, I’m probably adding fuel to the fire, but does Katy Perry closing the show mean she’s still beating Lady Gaga? They do save the best for last, after all…
So, on a scale of 1-10, we’d probably rate the VMAs at a solid 6. Not too shabby, but not enough to still be blabbing about it a year from now.
Images courtesy of MTV Video Music Awards.