The VMAs... the ultimate night in pop culture where beauty, fashion & music come together for the craziest night of the year. If you are like me, you LOVE a good awards show! The build up to the show with show promos, listing the array of performers that will be on and keeping us in suspense with "special guests" or "special performances" definitely makes you clear your schedule, get some food & beverages and wait with anticipation to a good night.
Well, I must say that with all of that anticipation, I wasn't thoroughly impressed. But I can list a few highlights of the show that I enjoyed:
First, let me give a honorable mention to Macklamore & Ryan Lewis and Katy Perry...their set design was great and who couldn't of had a better backdrop than Katy Perry and the Brooklyn Bridge!
Pre-Show: Cuties Austin Mahone & Ariana Grande kicked off the VMA pre show and I must say, it was cute...yeah just cute! I do like Ariana's song "The Way"...she was nervous but did a good job!
Now for the performances (And Yes in order):
3) Lady Gaga: Miss Gaga gave you costume change after costume change and then ended it with a Little Mermaid homage! She knows what would keep us talking and for her to be off for a minute, she surely knew what to do to let us not forget that she is back! She is a performer, artistic and not to mention that she can actually sing!
2) Bruno Mars: Ohhhh Bruno...I absolutely LOVED the performance of his song "Gorilla". I almost turned the TV off but then I forgot he was performing and I must say I am so glad I didn't! Let me tell you how Bruno has gained a new fan!!!
1) Justin "The President of Pop" Timberlake: LET ME TELL YOU....The VMAs could of ended with his performance! His mini concert had me dancing in my living room like I was at the 20/20 Experience Tour with his compilation of oldie but goodie and new hits. BUT THEN, when the stage opened up and 4 other men arose with smoke & spotlights shown on them....I LITERALLY jumped up & screamed (forgot I just put my son to bed, LOL) like a teenage girl at their concert and sweet baby Jesus gave us NSYNC reunited! Even though it was the shortest section of his performance, it gave me life! Mr. Timberlake truly deserved this Moon Man! And thank you Jimmy Fallon for giving Justin the VMAs Vanguard Award. He was as hype as I was!
Now I know I know...I didn't mention the Miley Cyrus performance (or lack their of). I am STILL lost for words! I mean, I know she changed up her whole image and all that nonsense but for respect of Paula Patton and my self proclaimed summer hit "Blurred Lines", I will not go into it.
So my rating for the show overall... B+. Sound could of been better, could of been a little more creative in the design of the show but all in all, it was ohhhkaayyy! Thank God for JT, Bruno & Gaga for saving the show!