After watching the MTV video music awards I am sure you already have your favorite performances of the night all picked out. When it comes to performances what you really want to see is the creative side of the performer, and their ability to really interpret the song through the performance itself. Some clearly were able to do that, and some were not. There are some that really stood out to me and you can read all about them below, and then go to www.mtv.com to watch the performances for yourself. Along with good performances there were certainly plenty of not so good performances.
The first performance that really stands out was Taylor Swift innocent. This song was clearly directed to the incident that occurred last year at the MTV music awards. For weeks there had been speculation as to what would occur during the song. Some felt that she would get revenge on Kanye for what he did last year, but those who know Taylor, already knew this is not her style. The entire theme that she had for her performance was really nice, and was appropriate for the song. She came out with an amazing song that shows she holds no grudges for the event that occurred. So will Kanye finally let it go and stop bringing it up time and time again? Many hope so.
The second performance that was really nice was,” I’m not afraid”. The only downside of the performance was Rihannas outfit. It was clearly a bit much and did not seem to really fit with the rest of the performance. Ushers performance also was nice but appeared to be missing something. Of course the stage setup was really nice and creative. As always the choreography was nice and really fit the song. His solo dance performance however did not seem as smooth as it should have been.
One of the performances that was kind of on the dull side was Kanye’s performance. Of course the dancers that he had were probably the best part of the performance. The rest of the performance was really pretty dull. Some thought he would have done something a bit more creative after his behavior last year. Unfortunately all you heard was a lot of auto tune, and sound affects but no real musical ability was seen in this particular performance.
Well there you have in a nutshell the performances that really stood out as either good or lacking. The rest of the performances did not really stand out creatively. So what did you like or not like about the performances themselves? Did you have a favorite? Post your thoughts and comments in the section below.