Some quick thoughts about tonight's MTV Video Music Awards:
Bravo Britney. Three wins. Radiant.
Rihanna brings it. But it is not the vocal performance that impresses, it is the show, the fashion, the concept.
Russell Brand versus The Jones Brothers. Raunchy Brand is on a roll and he can't leave the three brothers and their "rings" alone. Will this resonate well with MTV viewers? Even Jordin Sparks chimed in. "I just want to say, it's not bad to wear a promise ring because not every guy and girl wants to be a slut, OK?," the American Idol singer said.
Boo to the set. This make-shift mainstage wasn't exciting with all that emptiness around it. Bring it back to Radio City Music Hall please.
We're 50 minutes into the show and I'm getting bored. I'm heading here to get the real juice.
Paramore brings some energy and spunk this show is lacking.
Pink also amps it up with her soundstage performance that includes some much-hyped explosions. Apparently, she broke a rib rehearsing for it. (Side note: She looks incredible. That hair. That body. That outfit. That "fierce" blue coat was designed by Project Runway winner Christian Siriano.)
Christina Aguilera is back. She is lip-synching. Boo! She looks like Lady Gaga, doesn't she?
Herzliche Glückwünsche to Tokio Hotel.
Kanye goes for epic. It comes across rather stale. I want to see him move.
It was rather an uneventful VMAs, wasnt it? No big slips ups, no break out performance. Nothing truly memorable except that Britney won all major awards and chart-toppers like Rihanna, Pink and The Jonas Brother walked away empty-handed.
MTV moved the show to the Paramount back lot to inject the broadcast with some spectacle. But instead it turned out to be an incoherent show that lacked momentum with too many commercial interruptions.