What Will (And Won't) Be Going Down at the 2010 VMAs
The 2010 Video Music Awards are set to kick of on Sunday, and in true VMA form, MTV promises the evening will be stacked with amazing guests, performers and, of course, a few surprises. Here's what will and won't (we're looking at you Kanye) be going down this weekend.
We were super pumped to find out that Best New Artist nominee Justin Bieber would be performing at the annual awards show (peep his promo here), but the best news about his highly anticipated on-stage appearance came this week when the 16-year-old announced that he would actually be singing outside of the Nokia Theater in L.A.
"Just want everyone in the LA area to know some cool news," Justin tweeted. "If it wasnt for the fans i wouldnt be at the VMA's or be nominated so i asked @mtv to let me perform outside for the fans during the show...so this sunday i am performing outside at the VMA's for u guys!! Details will be coming soon on how to get in the audience!!! SEE U THERE!!"
Usher is also slated to perform that night, so we have our fingers crossed for little snippet of 'Somebody to Love' with the Biebs. In other collaboration news, B.o.B. is set to hit the stage and will most likely to perform his nominated single, 'Airplanes,' which features vocals by Hayley Williams. And guess what? Paramore is scheduled as a performer as well, so we have no doubt that we'll get a full-on rendition of the smash hit.
But there's one duet that won't be happening on Sunday -- a collaboration between Taylor Swift and Kayne West. Although the rapper is a scheduled performer, Jesse Ignjatovic, the executive producer of the VMAs, told the Associated Press that there's no chance of the two stars reuniting in song.
And those anticipating another on-stage ambush from the rapper can rest assured. Jesse adds, "The beautiful thing about Kanye is he's not one to repeat himself." Phew!
Moon men presenters include Selena Gomez, Ashley Greene, Emma Stone, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and Ke$ha. Oh, and Gleeks will have something to sing about when Chris Colfer and Amber Riley take the stage, too. Needless to say, it's going to be an awesome night. The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from Nokia Theater in L.A. on Sunday, September 12 at 9 p.m. Set your DVRs! %Poll-52612%