The upcoming 2010 MTV Video Music Awards is just days away and new names are STILL being added to the list of performers! We’ve already told you that Usher, Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Kanye West, Drake, Justin Bieber and B.o.B were set to take the stage at the show (Nicki’s performing during the red carpet pre-show), and now you can expect to see performances from several more entertainers.
Earlier this week, Crunk&B singer Ciara revealed on Twitter that she would be performing at the VMAs……and per MTV’s official VMA website, R&B diva Mary J. Blige, rapper Swizz Beatz, rocker/rapper Travie McCoy and newcomers Bruno Mars & Jason Derulo will be joining her! Singer Robyn, along with rock groups Paramore, Linkin Park and Florence + The Machine will also perform at the 2010 VMAs.
The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards will be hosted by Chelsea Handler and will air live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles THIS SUNDAY (Sep 12). The red carpet pre-show kicks off at 8 PM, just one hour Eminem is set to open the show at 9 PM. Continue reading for more details about Em’s performance and the dope stage set!
MTV general manager Stephen Friedman said that the rapper, who’s nominated for eight trophies, will open Sunday’s (Sept. 12) ceremony at the Nokia Theatre, which has been transformed with a sprawling white set reminiscent of the out-of-this-world Theme Building at the Los Angeles International Airport. “We thought that there’s no better way to kick off the show than a performance from Eminem,” said Friedman.
The enveloping stage design includes a giant rotating billboard, curvy catwalk, circular performance space and two massive video screens that will serve as curtains. VMA executive producer Jesse Ignjatovic said the undulating space, created by German designer Florian Wieder, required about 2,000 orchestra seats to be removed from the Nokia Theatre.
“Every year, we try to have a theme and purpose beyond just giving awards away,” said Ignjatovic. “This year, being back in Los Angeles, we really gravitated toward mid-century modern architecture and the pop culture of the ’50s, like the youth-oriented rebellion films ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ and ‘Wild Ones.’ It’s a very L.A. kind of a set.”
Dayummmm!!! The VMAs are gonna be on point this year! Or at least we hope so with all of the hype they’re surrounding it with. It’s about time though. Awards shows for the past 5 years to a decade have been unbearably dry. Hopefully this year brings on the moisture!!! (LMAO)