EMAs: Show Highlights!
JT brings sexy; Rihanna brings leather; Avid Merrion brings "Madonna's babies" ...
The MTV Europe Music Awards 2006 has taken place, erupting all over Copenhagen like a sexy A-list volcano.
Justin Timberlake opened the show, hosted the show, won two awards and said rude words with Snoop Dogg. As such, he was clearly the star of the night.
His show-opening medley performance (SexyBack, My Love and Love Stained) was a monster, complete with dangerously fit dancers in white boots, flashy guitar solos, and his mate Timberland being buff.
Borats appearance via satellite was something special. As last years EMAs host, Borat offered Justin advice about how to succeed as master of ceremonies at the biggest party of the year. Well Jason, he said Take advantage of the young girls, they help you attract the young boys! He went on to warn Jason off the lady pop stars, stating that last year he slept with the ugly one from Pussycat Dolly and look what happened, bringing out a baby, whom he then said he wanted to sell to Madonna. Then he said things that are too bad to repeat. Youll have to watch them on Overdrive.
Another highlight was The Killers performance from the outdoor venue, that saw the leather-clad Las Vegas outfit warming up the outdoor EMAs revellers by smashing the heck out of When We Were Young , with help from lots of pyrotechnics and smoke. And leather.
Rihannas performance was fit. That may be taking some of the poetry out of it; but thats what it was. Fit. Looking amazing in a black dominatrix leotard, and surrounded by buff dominatrix leotard-wearing amigos, the Caribbean princess gave Denmark a blistering rendition of S.O.S.. Ouch.
And so to perhaps the most shocking moment of this year's EMAs: Avid Merrion being Madonna. Yes, Mr Bo Selecta took the second swipe of the night at Madonna's recent decision to adopt and Arican baby. Merrion emerged from a giant disco ball dressed in a trademark Madonna pink leotard, as worn by her at last years EMAs, and proceeded to writhe around on the stage surrounded by a bevy of Little People blacked-up to look like African children. No, really. Avid then introduced them as his/her Ebay-bies, going on to instruct them to come backstage and do highly inappropriate things to his/her nipples. Again, youll need to get to Overdrive to appreciate this in all its glory.
There were many more highlights, but the last one well flag up here is Kanye Wests stage invasion. Click here to read the full story. But in short, Justice VS Simian won the Best Video award, he thought it should have been him, he jumped on-stage during their acceptance speech and told the duo, Denmark, and the World, that it was a disgrace. You gotta love a good loser.
Good night, Denmark.
In other Justin news, he's just announced a massive MTV-presented UK tour for next year! Click here to win tickets...