[CollegeCandy is Live Blogging the VMAs tonight! Come back at 9p.m. ET to watch (and comment) with us right here!]
Can you believe it’s already been a year since Kanyegate the infamous 2009 VMAs? I’m pretty sure people just stopped buzzing about that sh*tshow show, like, last week. Since then, Taylor Swift has won every single award possible, Jay Z retired…then un-retired, and Eminem returned to the music scene. Oh, and Justin Bieber kept on keeping on.
And now, it’s finally time for the 2010 VMAs. Everyone who’s anyone (read: anyone who’s seen an MTV commercial in the past 3 weeks) is buzzing about the big show. I know I’m excited, but I can’t help but wonder: how will we ever top last year’s crazy show?
Our friends at MTV are most definitely trying, with host Chelsea Handler (love her!) and huge performances by Usher (drool), Jason DeRulo (double drool), and Justin Beiber (drool….if I was still 11). There’s no doubt it’s going to be one memorable show.
But even with all that, will it ever live up to the drama from ’09?
Michael Jackson Tribute:
When a show starts with a jaw-dropping tribute to the late King of Pop, how could it not be one for the record books? MJ’s sister Janet kicked off the show with one of the most visually impressive performances I’ve ever seen. Combined with a surprisingly moving (albeit slightly random) tribute speech made by Madonna, this tribute totally proved why the Jackson family established itself as an untouchable force in pop music.
Lady Gaga “Paparazzi”:
No one has ever accused Lady Gaga of being boring, but it wasn’t until last year’s show that we realized how controversial and influential she actually is. Gaga brought her performance staples: chill-inducing vocals, jerky dance steps, and completely bizarre wardrobe choices to the stage. Along with a crew of backup dancers and a whole lotta weird, she acted out a tale of fame, violence, and death. Did it make sense? Not so much. But Gaga certainly managed to make a lasting impression. In blood.
Taylor Swift and Kanye West:
I don’t think I even need to recap this one. All I have to say is, this moment somehow managed to do the impossible: steal Lady Gaga’s thunder. Tay and Kanye had the most undeniably shocking encounter of the night. For Taylor and her ultimate savior Beyonce, this sitch was a perfect opportunity to show America how a true lady reacts to drunken douche: with grace and resilience. And with the kind of year T. Swift has been having, the girl should probably send Kanye an Edible Arrangement, since his faux pas made her career.
So what kind of drama will we see this year? Will Justin Bieber part his hair to the left? Will Eminem get teabagged again? Will Kanye and Tay Tay perform a duet?
With MTV you never know….but I can’t wait to find out.
We’ll see you right here for all the dramz at 9p.m.!