by EMILY SZPAK Social Media Coordinator
The 2013 MTV European Music Awards were hosted in Amsterdam this year on November 10, 2013, hosted by Miley Cyrus.
She stole many of the highlights of the night. The show opened with Cyrus rising out of a spaceship and dancing with a little person, setting the mood for yet another crazy award show, showcasing this year’s hits and talents of the stars.
Cyrus opened the show singing “We Can’t Stop” with her little friend, repeatedly twerking and shaking it all over the stage. Later that night, she performed “Wrecking Ball” and killed it. It was a nice performance from Cyrus, without the gaudy special effects, and she was wearing a somewhat respectable outfit. The audience was able to appreciate her natural voice, because we sometimes forget how talented the young artist really is.
Another big highlight of the night was Eminem’s performance of “Berzerk”, which had the crowd going crazy. The audience was ecstatic to see him back on the stage and making a comeback since his last album in 2010.
Robin Thicke performed “Blurred lines” yet again, which, to be honest is getting pretty bland. After that VMA performance, I think it is safe to say we do not need to see anything like that again.
“If I hear ‘Blurred Lines’ one more time, I am writing a personal letter to Robin Thicke to make it stop,” says junior Anne Ballman.
Bruno Mars was a hit at the EMA’s, singing his newer song “Gorilla”, similar to his performance at the VMAs earlier this year in August. Mars and Thicke, in my opinion, should have sang something different and switched it up.
Another great performance of the night was when The Killers came back to the stage singing “Mr. Brightside”, which was one of their first hits back in 2003. The crowd enjoyed hearing that song live again. A lot of this year’s hits were performed and brought us back through what was hot in 2013.
A number of awards were given out; some vague, some specific, and some hard earned. Most artists were deserving of their awards. A lot of the celebs had a great year on stage and deserve to be awarded for their hard work. Here are the winners:
Best song: “Locked out of Heaven” Bruno Mars
Best pop: One Direction
Best Female: Katy Perry
Best Male: Justin Bieber
Best live: Beyonce
Best new: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best rock: Green Day
Best Alternative: Thirty Seconds To Mars
Best hip-hop: Eminem
Best Electronic: Avicii
Best Look: Harry Styles
Best Push: Austin Mahone
Best World Stage: Linkin Park
World Wide Act: Chris Lee
Biggest Fans: Tokyo Hotel
Best Video: “Wrecking Ball” Miley Cyrus
The EMAs should have focused more on individual songs rather than individual artists, because I am assuming it is supposed to be a European version of the VMAs.
“The award show itself wasn’t my favorite, but I watched it to see Miley,” says junior Rebecca Tessler.
What was your favorite part of the EMAs?