Another VMAs in the books means another blogging season is beginning - this is The Saverina Scozzari Collective's 4th season!
The MTV Video Music Awards are known to be one of the most controversial award shows hence why I love to kick-off each blogging season with one my brutally honest recaps of the show. The VMAs have given us many infamous moments over the years including Madonna and Britney kissing, Miley twerking on Robin, and #Kanye2020. This year's show felt like a bit of a let down. Perhaps it's because my expectations were high, or maybe the show just actually sucked. Here are some of the highlights:
1. JLo's Super Bowl Worthy Performance
Give this legend a halftime performance spot because she was on fire last night. Jennifer Lopez received the Video Vanguard Award and hit the stage to perform both her old and new hits. I may or may not have been dancing along in my living room. My favourite songs of hers are "Waiting For Tonight", "Love Don't Cost A Thing", "Jenny From The Block" and "Get Right". Another reason why I loved this performance is because JLo's one of the few artists I recognized last night. The music industry is continuing to change and I felt like a totally dinosaur watching.
2. Madonna Pays Tribute To Aretha Franklin
Later on in the night, Madonna came on stage to present the prestigious Video of The Year Award, but first she took time to pay tribute to the late and great Aretha Franklin. A snarky Twitter user joked that they would have rather seen her sing the tribute rather than speak. Madonna told a story from her days starting out auditioning for a couple of producers from France and singing Aretha Franklin's song. It was more about Madonna than Aretha and not surprisingly received a lot of backlash.
3. Post Malone + Aerosmith
This was a match made in heaven. Though I'm still not entirely sure who Post Malone is, I was delighted to see him performing with Aerosmith. It was one hell of a way to close the show and I hope other award shows will take note.
Overall, I'd give the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards a 7/10. It had its high energy moments, but everything else was blah. For the full list of winners, click here.