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I'd like to brake a lance to the fact that those VMA's might not be the
best choice for a review, as you can hardly review the actual
"performance" of who won what in which category. This is all subject to
personal taste, and money, and who paid for what award... you know the
That would be like reviewing the Acadamy Arwards ceremony over who won what, and this would lead to an absolute subjective and thus pointless review.
That being said, I don't give a damn about who won what this night. But I must stress, that at those 2011 MTV Music Video Awards were at least two major performances which I deeply recommend to watch.
I want to review this from the standpoint of an entertaining overall broadcast. And boy, did Lady Gaga open this show with a stunning performance. Which goes hand in hand with an incredible well thought producing. Having herself dress as a man with a self-deprecating monologue, collapsing in a great musical performance including Bernie May, Gaga slipping of the piano, dancing, great editing and a great sound for a live performance, is everything you can wish for your casual award evening.
Credits go to director Hamish Hamilton, which I - to leave a neutral review - admit to adore as a live director, and who captures all this in his usual effortless and entertaining way.
Especially the following act by Adele struck my search pattern on Youtube several times. The heartwarming song "Someone Like You" captured in a one-shot, wide-angle, dead-slow-moving Steadicam-shot is a second to non venture on an award show like this. Every other director would probably have cut this performance to bits and pieces with close-ups and stuff.
So.. put aside the actual award ceremony (and to be frank, no one should care about it anyway) those performances alone will give you 16 minutes combined of excellent entertainment. And that is a rare good nowadays, Award-Show or not.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Last Sunday the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 took place in Belfast,
Ireland. Lady Gaga and Justin Beaver won most of the awards but that
doesn't really matter. The show was awful and the music too. Even the
Red Hot Chilli Peppers performance felt awkwardly bad and no this
wasn't caused due to John Frusciante's departure, you silly hipsters.
What really saved the programme from being totally pointless was the
potpourri ending performance by the remaining members of QUEEN - who
got awarded as this year's Global Icon - led by Adam Lambert in vocals.
In addition, few shots of female singers ass/legs made this screening
Selena Gomez, who is famous for being Justin Bieber's devirginator, was this year's host and did a good job in making this feel even more cancerous by performing indifferent skits and saying uninspired lines. David Hasselhoff aka The Hoff kept coming up on stage expressing his stallion attitude. Lady Gaga even pointed that out by telling him that she could notice how big his croch was. Selena also performed her new trash single '' Hit the Lights '' but unfortunately for her she lacks a nice booty unlike Lady G.
Lady Gaga's songs might sound like sick farts but at least they are coming from a fine ass.
During the show I was surprised on how little this was focused on actually giving the awards to artists but rather how focused it was on forcibly creating headlines for next day's gossip tablets. For example, acts who weren't present on the venue but had won in a category were awarded via video without showing the nominations first. In contrast, the ceremony was filled with presenters, one of whom (That chick who looks like a truck driver from '' Heroes '') got interrupt by an Irish young streaker (FAKE!) and afterwards Lady Gaga feeled up her butt.
Another thing that surprised me while viewing the Snow Patrol performance, is how similar looking the lead singer of the band and Randy from Scream are.
Overall I had fun catching a rerun of this but it sure needed more well rounded donkeys, more QUEEN and at least a performance by Mitch Buchannon. It gets a four out of five, laying it tad meaningless.
See the original post of this review here: http://pointlesscritics.blogspot.com/2011/11/mtv-ass-awards-2011.html
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