The MTV Video Music Awards is a show of fashion, talent and live entertainment that is unattainable the rest of the year.
This year’s VMAs, airing live on Thursday, September 6th at 8 p.m. from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, has a list of performers jam packed with music’s hottest stars. Valley took to the streets of Happy Valley to find out what Penn Staters are most excited for during the live show.
“I’m super excited to see Taylor Swift perform,”says junior Taylor Schlener. “I’ve seen her two times in concert and she always puts on a great show.”
Swift, no stranger to the VMAs, is still remembered for the 2009 VMA live fiasco where Kanye West interrupted her acceptance speech for Best Female Video. “That’s the beauty of doing a live show,”sophomore Courtney Caufield told Valley. “You never know what’s going to happen.”
Along with Swift, who will be debuting a new song from her album “Red,”Alicia Keys will perform what she called a “crazy”new track from her latest album.
Rising R&B artist and Best New Artist nominee Frank Ocean will make his VMA performance debut, right along side pop-superstars One Direction who also happen to be up for the Best New Artist award. Additional performances will be done by Pink, Green Day, and Rhianna, with Rhianna being the only other performer nominated for an award.
Comedian Kevin Hart, who visited Penn State last spring when he made his way to Happy Valley as a part of his “Let Me Explain”tour, will host the live show.
“I saw him when he came to Penn State and he was hilarious,” said senior Devon Woodruff, anticipating Hart’s stint as a host to be filled with his normal funny-bone tickling standup. “I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what jokes he has for the VMAs.”
The VMAs are the perfect time to watch memorable fashion and hear some good music with friends – for the full line up go to http://www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/2012/ to learn more about performers, who’s in line for what award and to know what time to have friends over to enjoy the show!