They have returned for the 24th time! MTV Europe Music Awards, the annual music show which rewards the most favourite acts from all over the world has now thrown a curtain in the British capital. This was the 6th time for the United Kingdom to become home to the event and the 2nd for London as the host city.
The show’s aftermath
Your millions of votes were casted, the maths have been done and the results are in! The winner of the main category Best Song was There’s nothing holding me back, by the Canadian young singer Shawn Mendes, who was also the leading winner of the night, accepting 4 awards (Best Artist, Best Song, Biggest Fans and Best Canadian Act).
Other awarded famous acts were Ed Sheeran (Best Live), David Guetta (Best Electronic) and Eminem (Best Hip-Hop).
Despite Taylor Swift being the leading nominee with her name featured in 6 categories, she didn’t receive any awards. Moreover, the rumors of her performance at the ceremony were finally not confirmed.
#LondonIsOpen to everyone!
London welcomed us for the 2nd time after 1996 for the show, in partnership with the #LondonIsOpen campaign. This major campaign was launched by the Mayor of the city, Sadiq Khan, to show that London is united and open for business, and to the world, following the EU referendum. It reassures the more than one million foreign nationals who live in London that they will always be welcome, and that any form of discrimination will not be tolerated.
Initially, the Red Carpet ceremony took place at 20:00 local time, with the main show starting one hour later, at 21:00. Both the Red Carpet and EMA ceremonies were broadcast on MTV channel and via the event’s official website.
A spectacular show took place at the SSE Arena in Wembley, with the presence of the biggest names of the global music industry, such as David Guetta, U2, will.i.am and Eminem, who was the opening act. Host of the event was the world-famous singer and actress Rita Ora.
Eurostars rock the house at the EMA’s!
Via a previous post, ESCToday had released information about the Eurostars nominees of MTV EMA 2017, who once again feature most of regional categories.
Four former Eurovision acts made it, having received the coveted MTV EMA award and global recognition. These are the French 2016 representative Amir (who received same award last year), Loïc Nottet, who represented Belgium in 2015, Magdolna Rúzsa (Hungary 2007), whilst the interval act of the 2014 Grand Final Jessica Mauboy received the Best Australian Act award.
Let’s now take a look at the regional categories of the nominated Eurostars and the lucky winners one-by-one.
Best Italian Act
- Ermal Meta (winner)
- Fabri Fibra
- Francesco Gabbani (Italy 2017)
- Tiziano Ferro
Best French Act
- Amir Haddad (France 2016, winner)
- Petit Biscuit
Best Adria Act
- Koala Voice
- Marin Jurić – Čivro
- Nicim Izazvan (winner)
- Nina Kraljić (Croatia 2016)
- Sara Jo (Serbia 2013)
Best Hungarian Act
- Freddie (Hungary 2016)
- Gabi Tóth
- Joci Pápai (Hungary 2017)
- Kowalsky Meg A Vega
- Magdolna Rúzsa (Hungary 2007, winner)
Best Belgian Act
- Lost Frequencies
- Loïc Nottet (Belgium 2015, winner)
- Oscar & The Wolf
Best Russian Act
- Ivan Dorn (winner)
- Elena Temnikova (Russia 2007, as part of Serebro)
Best Polish Act
- Dawid Kwiatkowski (winner)
- Margaret (Polish 2016 NF participant)
- Monika Lewczuk
- Natalia Nykiel
Best Australian Act
- Jessica Mauboy (2014 interval act, winner)
- Meg Mac
- Vera Blue