Yes, you are reading it right! This year’s MTV Video Music Awards will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada! But there’s a catch .. it will only be shown on tv ONCE! That’s right, this particular show will not re-air on television. Read more below:
This year’s MTV Video Music Awards are moving cross country to the city of sin to try to pump up a show that has grown tame for its wild reputation. If any city can make you wild again, it’s Vegas. The MTV Video Music Awards have been in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami, but they’re taking the show to Vegas this year, airing live from the Palms Casino Resort on September 9th, it was announced today. Unlike past years, the show from the Palms will air once and only once live from Vegas. In past years, MTV has aired the MTV Video Music Awards repeatedly after the first airing, so the “one time only” move is a new addition as well and should make for higher ratings than usual.
In an attempt to make everything on the network interactive, after the MTV Video Music Awards air, viewers will be able to build their own versions of the show with an interactive online customization. Details about that process along with who will perform, what videos are nominated, and who will present, should all come soon. MTV reports that several days of performances, appearance, and events are being planned for Las Vegas in the days leading up to the MTV Video Music Awards. They also report that when they say that the MTV Video Music Awards will take place at the Palms, they’re not kidding. The Pearl Concert Theater will house most of the show, but some of the performances on the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards will take place all over the hotel and casino.
This year marks the 24th annual MTV Video Music Awards. The show was broadcast for Miami for two years but returned to New York last year. Los Angeles also hosted some years of the MTV Video Music Awards and, now, Las Vegas marks the fourth city to be taken over by MTV. Last year Shakira, Fall Out Boy, AFI, Danity Kane, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Jack White, Pharrell Williams, Beyonce Knowles, Paris Hilton, Christina Aguilera, John Legend, Rihanna, Pink, Jessica Simpson and many more appeared at the MTV Video Music Awards and you can expect just as many celebrities to make the trip to Vegas this year. As for nominees, you never know, but you can expect the list for the nominations for the 24th annual MTV Video Music Awards to be announced soon.
Ya’know? I wanna get excited, but then again I don’t! The last .. I dunno, 5 years have been extremely boring and they’ve been trying to “revamp” it ever since, and so far, it hasn’t been working. Maybe moving the VMAs to Vegas will work this time around .. and maybe it won’t. The only way we’ll find it is to catch the one-time airing on SEPTEMBER 9, 2007!