Last night the MTV EMA’s were held in the absolutely enormous Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Here’s what went down.
The show was hosted by the beautiful Bebe Rexha, the American singer is probably best known for her song ‘Me, Myself and I’ Featuring G-Eazy, and her collaboration with David Guetta on the track ‘Hey Mama’. Along with a few performances herself, Bebe hosted the show with various comical sketches as well as an incredibly frequent and rapidly executed costume change. Each outfit was out-there, had links to current affairs and showed off plenty of her figure.
Bruno Mars opened up for the event with an electric performance of ‘24k Magic’ accompanied by a group of back-up dancers wearing an array of 90’s throwback apparel, representing the lively dance-crew, hip-hop era. There was a huge amount of performances over the night, from stars such as The Weeknd performing his new song ‘Star Boy’ featuring French duo Daft Punk. The shows saw a welcome return to legendary bands Kings of Leon and cult favourite Green Day, who performed their new song as well as the classic ‘American Idiot’.
One of the best performances of the night in my opinion was from 18 year old Canadian singer/songwriter Sean Mendes, who’s voice sounded absolutely incredible live. The singer performed his new song ‘Mercy’ as well as picked up the award for ‘Best Male’ which was handed to him by model Jourdan Dunne.
No surprises that Justin Bieber picked up a few awards, one for best Canadian act, Biggest Fans and Best Song for his track ‘Sorry’. However Biebs was not present to accept his awards. There seemed to be a Canadian theme going on at the awards, with Drake and the Weeknd both picking up wins too.
Lady Gaga was the other big winner of the night, but was also unavailable to be present at the awards. She picked up Best Female and Best look, for her individual style and new track. The trophies were coloured with purple to honour the late, great Prince.
New comers DNCE put on an interesting show as the Joe Jonas led band performed on top of a floating platform above the audience, while back-up dancers lying on inflatable donuts and pizzas crowd-surfed on top of the audience. While Green Day front man Billy Joe Armstrong expressed how good it was to be in Europe right now as he picked up the Global Icon award from British actor Idris Elba. Expanding by saying how nice it was to not be in America, with the horrendous election that is currently happening between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump.