The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) are not even 24-hours-old and already much has been written about what was the most outrageous performance of the night. But which were the best at the 2013 awards ceremony?
Without a doubt, the artist that stole the show was Justin Timberlake and not only because of the historic and much talked about reunion with his boy band of the ’90s ‘N Sync,but in his own right.
JT as he is also known, has come a long way from those days in which he used to sing and dance to choreographed routines with J.C. Chasez, Lance Bass, Chris Kirkpatrick, and Joey Fatone.
This was his first performance at the VMAs in six years and the reunion with his old band came 12 years after their last performance together at the 2001 show, where they performed with the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson. Do you remember?
Justin Timberlake brought the house down, but there were a couple of other performances that are worth mentioning as the best of the night at the MTV VMAs.
Lady Gaga opened the show with her usual dramatic props performing her new single Applause live, for the first time. The image on our screens of just her face surrounded by a white sleeve and then the intricate performance in which she changed costume in the blink of an eye, literally, was her first since suffering a hip injury that forced her to cancel her Born This Way Tour.
But now she is back, and on Sunday night there was no question. Her last costume was a bikini piece, with shells covering her breasts, as it’s seen in the Applause video. She looked in incredible shape and was seen wearing that outfit later in the show, while enjoying other performances.
Last but not least, Bruno Mars, who won Best Male Video for Locked Up In Heaven and never fails to impress took the stage to perform his single Gorilla from the popular 2012 album Unorthodox Jukebox.
In contrast to other live performances Bruno was on stage alone, surrounded by his props only and made use of his incredible vocal range to make it one of the highlights of an other wise bland VMA.
Despite all the uproar about the less than classy performance by Miley Cyrus, there were some good moments at the MTV VMAs on Sunday night.