The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards is expected to be wild. Miley Cyrus will be hosting this year’s live televised event, so it’s safe to expect the unexpected. Here’s what else you should expect from this year’s VMAs.
MTV’s executive producers, Van Toffler and Garrett English, told Billboard that the show won’t start off with a hitch, but Miley Cyrus is hosting after all. They added that the VMAs will begin with “a delay so we’re prepared for Miley.”
Before the show though, Nick Jonas will perform during the VMA pre-show. It will be the first time that the JoBro performs his new single “Level.”
“I’m thrilled to showcase my new single, ‘Level,’ at such an incredible night in music. There’s nothing like playing new songs live for the first time, and I can’t wait to surprise my fans during this performance.”
Nicki Minaj is expected to open the show. Other performers include Bruno Mars, Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber, Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell, Tori Kelly, and A$AP Rocky and Twenty One Pilots. It’s been previously announced that The Weeknd will perform his hit “Can’t Feel My Face” for the first time ever.
Kanye West will also receive the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award for his contributions to the music industry. Some are wondering if Taylor Swift will present West with the award. Toffler told The Hollywood Reporter with a sly smile that Swift “will be there, so you never know.”
Speaking of Taylor Swift, she will premiere her new music video for “Wildest Dream,” the fifth single off her highly successful album, 1989. In addition, she’s nominated for nine categories, including Video of the Year for “Bad Blood” and “Blank Space.” Don’t expect Swift to be without her girl squad. Mashable revealed the seating arrangements at the VMAs, making fans wonder if she’ll also sit next to her boyfriend Calvin Harris and best friend Selena Gomez, who’s also nominated for her smash single “Good For You.”
Miley Cyrus will be capping off the night with an unforgettable performance involving 30 drag queens from Ru Paul’s Drag Race, according to a Hollywood Life report. The insider added, “During her performance she will have 30 drag queens. Balloons and streamers will also drop.”
When it comes to the MTV Video Music Awards, fans should not only expect the unexpected, but also expect to be entertained. According to several reports, Cyrus wants to bring the party to the VMAs. Since she is a performer, it’s safe to say that she will bring a lot of crazy to the live event.
This year, MTV plans to have a live-streaming, 360-degree virtual reality experience for their viewers during the red carpet pre-show. Desktop viewers can use their mouse to navigate to different scenes on the red carpet, while mobile users can download the IM360 app to watch it from different areas and angles.
Colin Helms, senior VP of MTV Connected Content said, “Virtual reality is changing the way people see the world and we’re excited to bring this innovative storytelling tool onto the VMA red carpet ahead of this year’s show.”
All viewers can live stream the entire 2015 MTV VMAs on MTV’s YouTube channel by clicking here or watching on mtv.com.
For everyone else, the 2015 VMAs will air on Sunday, August 30 at 9 p.m. Will you be tuning in to see what tricks Miley Cyrus will get into?
[Image: Miley Cyrus via Instagram]