Thursday, September 1, 2011

Top 3 MTV VMA Moments 2011

Recognize those video outfits?  credit
I know I'm a few days behind, but I finally watched the 2011 MTV VMAs on DVR.   I've got to admit, ever since MTV got rid of TRL and stopped showing videos, I haven't kept up with my favorite artists' music videos, even online.  I did love Katy Perry's 'Firework' video (that won Video of the Year) but I couldn't tell you what the other videos were like!  It seems more like awards for music instead of videos, kind of like MTV's version of the Grammys.  So really, it's all about the performances.

My Top 3 Favorite Moments:

1.  I LOVED the Britney Spears dance medley, danced by some amazingly talented kids.  I remember in the heyday of music videos rushing home to watch TRL, and singing along to Britney's videos.  The medley highlighted some of her most iconic/famous videos, and the exact dance moves!  A lot of people didn't understand why Britney deserved a tribute, but let's be honest... she's had a relatively long career already, given MTV some amazing videos and performances, and is a VMA veteran.  So why not?

2.  Beyonce's baby bump announcement.  It's not that I felt her singing was that great (it all sounds the same to me, B belting it out) but I loved Kanye congratulating Jay-Z backstage on her pregnancy.  Congrats to them, talk about a lucky kid to have such amazing parents!

3.  Bruno Mars' performance of Amy Winehouse's "Valerie".  I didn't like the song initially, because I'd only heard the cover on Glee, but now I really want to hear more from Amy's album.  She was a talented singer, and her untimely death was tragic, but not surprising.  The VMAs were a fitting venue to acknowledge her passing and allow other stars to pay their respects.

Lastly, I know I'm late on this one, but I am really loving Adele's sound.  'Rolling in the Deep' didn't impress me at first... I honestly would change the station when it came on.  But now, I'm really feeling it.  She is very raw, and her songs are intimate.  I'm going to have to get the album now.

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