Strange and novel! This was the MTV Video Music Awards of the “pandemic” era + Photos and videos

Against all odds, the MTV Video Music Awards were held, broadcasting the first major attempt at a socially distant awards show for the pandemic, with backup dancers wearing face masks, aloof presenters and plenty of green screen.

By MiamiDiario writing

The event was both crazy and charming, as this note that the USATODAY portal wrote, as the presenter Keke Palmer led the proceedings Against a vague New York cityscape (that is, an eye-catching animated backdrop with hordes of fake, faceless viewers). Pop superstars Lady Gaga and The Weeknd they took home the most important awards of the night, with their respective videos for “Rain on Me” and “Blinding Lights”.

Here are the most important considerations:

The Weeknd’s performance

The R&B singer performed his hit “Blinding Lights” from more than 1,000 feet in the sky above a Manhattan skyscraper in New York’s Hudson Yards. During an evening that was filled with green screen performances, it was great to see an artist take advantage of the city, with a beautiful view of the skyline at night and a dazzling fireworks finale.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFzwgFO2bsg

CGI crowds

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Creativity is applauded, and we understand that it might have been strange to host Palmer from a completely empty and silent room. But the fake noise from the crowd and the eerie cartoon silhouettes of audience members clapping were just too much of a “Hunger Games” for us, not to mention the faces (of the spectators? The fans?) That were projected on animated skyscrapers and billboards. We could have used more places like the Skyline Drive-in, where a small crowd of real socially distant people watched artists like Maluma from the top of their cars.

Miley Cyrus

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The pop star has brought us some of the most memorable VMA moments of the past decade, from her mind-blowing performance with Robin Thicke to her on-stage showdown with Nicki Minaj. Cyrus did not disappoint this year with the simple but nostalgic television debut of “Midnight Sky,” his new 80s-era Stevie Nicks single. Squirming through a red and blue soundstage for most of the song, then he climbed some stairs and jumped on a giant disco ball, like his iconic 2013 video “Wrecking Ball.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUiwU_lX5NQ

Lady Gaga Outfits

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Leave it to Gaga to turn the “chic pandemic” into something. The pop superstar appeared looking outrageously fun and CDC-approved every time she took the stage, from a sparkly green ball gown with a fanged-embellished mask to a sequin-covered face cover with a feather shawl. He even donned an electronic mask during his performance that lit up every time he sang. “Stay safe, speak your mind and it may sound like a broken record, but wear a mask,” Gaga said in accepting artist of the year. “It is a sign of respect.”

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We know that we cannot expect all artists to sing live, when they are also expected to perform complex choreography on massive soundstages. But the sheer amount of lip-syncing during the VMAs felt like overkill, with Twitter users calling it “egregious” and “embarrassing,” especially considering the number of performances that seemed to be pre-recorded.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D4vjndnB0w

Note of USATODAY

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Strange and novel! This was the MTV Video Music Awards of the “pandemic” era + Photos and videos