The 23rd MTV European Music Awards will be taking over in Rotterdam, The Netherlands tonight, and although the show may be less renowned than our beloved MTV Movie Awards or the always action-packed MTV VMAs, this year’s edition has so many HUGE performances lined up that it’s bound to be a must-see.
Show organizers have really gone all out to bring together a cool mix of North American and European talent for this year’s ceremony. The biggest buzz, hands down, surrounds Bruno Mars (will he go with “24 Magic”or “Versace on the Floor”… or both?!), as well as punk rockers Green Day, who will be honored with this year’s Global Icon award. They’ll also take to the stage in celebration of their twelfth studio album, Revolution Radio, which was released just one month ago after a four-year break.
Kings of Leon and OneRepublic will also be hitting the stage after a several-year-long hiatus, but don’t worry, there’s plenty of newcomers too: The Joe Jonas-fronted DNCE is sure to get the crowd dancing with a little “Cake by the Ocean,” while The Weeknd and fellow Canadian Shawn Mendes are set to treat Rotterdam to their signature croons. Slated to round out the bill are Dutch DJs Martin Garrix and Afrojack, Danish pop group Lukas Graham and Swedish singer-songwriter Zara Larsson, though you’ll also want to keep your eyes peeled for appearances from Jaden Smith, Jourdan Dunn, Nina Dobrev, Idris Elba, Charli XCX and Tinie Tempah, who’ll all be on hand, as well.
So, how can you tune in? As of 2pm/1c, you’ll be able to livestream alllll the action from the red carpet, then at 8pm/7c, you’ll be able to stream the show and its backstage shenanigans. You’ll also be able to follow along on the MTV EMA Snapchat Live Story, the @MTVEMA Instagram Story or via Facebook Live on the MTV EMA FB page.
THE coolest way to follow along, however, seems to be with the EMA app. As MTV explains, the app will be “livestreaming a 360-degree, virtual reality view of the show that won’t be seen anywhere else!” Basically, it sounds like the second best thing to actually being there. Count us in!
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