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Released Sunday, May 17, 2015|6:53 p.m.
Updated 54 minutes ago
Las Vegas remains to act as the center of the popular song universe, as the 2015 Billboard Music Awards telecast is rumbling through MGM Grand Garden Arena. The show strikes town less than 24 Hr after Rock in Rio USA closed its two-weekend run at the MGM Resorts Festival Grounds.
Off the top we warn: “Spoiler alert!” throughout this post.
The program airs on tape-delay on ABC at 8 p.m. pacific time (Las Vegas is in the Pacific Time Zone), though it is carried out live at 5 p.m. for the remainder of the country. Thus, a lot of awards will be noted throughout, as will a few of the surprises meant for the telecast.
Set for the night are on-air tributes to two departed Kings: B.B. King and Ben E. King. The latter will be honored by Picture Dragons, playing an acoustic version of “Stand By Me.” Likewise in the telecast is the launching of Taylor Swift’s new video, “Bad Blood,” at the top of the show;. The program will certainly throw to Britney Spears at the Axis Theater at World Hollywood, and a performance by Mariah Carey is … arranged.
Tonight’s co-hosts are taping and movie star Ludacris and supermodel/TV host (“The Chew” and “The View”) Chrissy Teigen. Evaluating by the early run-through of the show, Teigen’s outfit will be a hot topic throughout and after the broadcast.
Otherwise, follow along.
Updated at 4:55: Wayne and Kat Newton were on the carpeting earlier. Look smashing. Wayner is progressing with plans to turn Casa de Shenandoah into a museum and public destination, as well as host occasions on the home. Just recently, Ludacris stated the most random person he ever sat next to at an awards show was Newton. “I tried to get his contact information because he has the essential to the entire damn city. So if I ever go to jail in Vegas, I can call Wayne Newton.
5:05: “Bad Blood” simply aired. Really slick. “Band-aids don’t deal with bullet holes,” sings Tay.
5:10: Van Halen, or exactly what continues to be with Wolfie Van Halen on bass, dusts off “Panama.” Damn they still bring it. Britney amongst those groovin’ to this 31-year-old rocker.
5:11: All I can say about Van Halen is, if you think they are nuts now, you should have seen them in their prime.
5:13: “I bang an artist!” Teigen says, discussing her credentials to host the program. John Legend stands and is recognized.
5:15: “Minaj? I cannot do these any longer,” Teigen states. She’s a handful, that one.
5:17: One Direction wins leading duo/group. There are now four, remedy? One Fewer Direction? Zayn gets a shoutout.
5:25: Swift wins leading Billboard 200 cd award, and kisses a person who looks much like Calvin Harris on her method to the stage. She looks actually fantastic tonight in a cut-through, white pantsuit.
5:29: Fall Out Boy vocal singing, “She Wishes to Dance like Uma Thurman,” with dancers dressed as Thurman from “Pulp Fiction.” Classic. This scene has to be seen.
5:30: Enjoyable Fact: Radio character Heidi Harris has actually been the companion for the Fall Out Child Dancers, all dressed like Thurman. Like, all 10. But not Heidi.
5:40: Meghan Trainor with John Legend duet on “Like I’m Gon na Lose You,” and it is very sweet. She’s holding one of those jewel-encrusted microphones that looks very pricey, or possibly is a toy.
5:40: Meghan Trainor with John Legend duet on “Like I’m Gon na Lose You,” and it is very sweet. She’s holding among those jewel-encrusted microphones that looks really pricey, or maybe is a toy.
5:43: “Britney with Iggy.” That must be fun. Coming up shortly (as the lady stated).
5:53: Carey is making her very first BMA appearance in 17 years. Vocally strong for “Vision of Love” and “Infinity” assortment. “Infinity” actually could be about Nick Cannon, however they say it is not. She goes up-up-up, vocally, at the end. Crowd enjoys that.
5:56: Top rap song goes to Iggy Azalea and Charlie XCX for “Fancy,” and they both are. Award is provided by Danica McKellar, whom we remember as Winnie from “The Wonder Years.”
6:06 p.m.: “Hi, Las Vegas!” states Celine Dion, doling out the leading male artist award to non-attendee Sam Smith, in New york city recovering from vocal surgery. But he is shown on remote with cue-card messages thanking the fans and calling out Minaj for her great bum.
6:13: “This is a band that has a lot of stars crossed and such a vibrant history, it feels like a Lucille Sphere comedy,” states Diamond David Lee Roth, speaking of Van Halen. States he got some “SEC” with J-Lo throughout “Panama.” SEC? “That stands for Serious Eye Contact.”
6:35: Swift gets another award in Vegas, her 167th, by informal count. For leading female artist. Extremely shimmery, is Tay tonight. She is an authentic star. Thanks “all the women I speak with all the time in the Web, who teach me all the teenage slang.”
6:44: Leading touring artist is– with the Rolling Stones signing up with One Direction on this list– goes to One Instructions!
6:46: “Las Vegas’ latest experience!” is how J-Lo is introduced, and she asks, “Vegas! Are you ready?” Seems pop super stars are acutely concerned for our city’s celebration prep works. She presents Pitbull and Chris Brown, who boogie and sing to “Fun.” Say exactly what you want about Brown, he is one of the excellent dancers aout there and he is also using a match the color of a splattered pomegranate.
6:48: Funny: “Someone needs to send a genuine pitbull after Chris Brown.”
6:56: Few artists get more out of an acoustic guitar than does Ed Sheeran. Standing-O for him.
7:10: Another award for Swift, Signboard Fan Achievement, mainly determined by fan interest and involvement on social media sites.
7:14: Britney and Iggy! At last. In “Pretty Girls.” Spears has her share of great duet partners over the years. Steven Tyler, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna amongst them. Tape-recorded at Axis at World Hollywood, which is well-served by the coverage.
7:18: Minaj in a three-minute flurry. She is so enjoyable to enjoy. And she appears to know it.
7:22: Revitalizing acoustic turn by Tori Kelly, “Ain’t no one love like you do,” she sings and plays. Efficiency sponsored by Kia, states the voice-over.
7:25: “Thirty years back– 30 years ago!– I was in an extremely special club!” states Molly Ringwald. Right here come the Simple Minds, and “Do not You Ignore Me.” Hashtag-nostalgia. Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
7:29: After that song, Ringwald was standing alongside Swift, who appeared to be entering her number into her iPhone.
7:34: The one who started the “American Idol” frenzy, Kelly Clarkson, with “Invincible.” Her champion on the program was 13 years ago.
7:38: Top nation artist goes to Florida Georgia Line, which has actually been on a prolonged run for the previous few years in awards shows here in VegasVille. Another cutaway to Swift. All these programs feature cutaways to Taylor Swift.
7:41: Think of Dragons with the long-awaited cover of “Stand By Me,” the and resting on amp cases. Honoring Ben E. King. This tune has actually been taped by more than 400 artists, consisting of Otis Redding and John Lennon. Great, moving guitar solo by Wayne Sermon.
7:45: Earlier, from Celine, when somebody inquired about her returning to Vegas: “I am here. I am already in Vegas. I live here.”
7:50: The cast of “Entourage” reunites to deal the top artist award to … Swift! “Oh this is such a good night … earlier this morning I saw my brother Austin graduate from Notre Dame, then I flew right here.” Friday in Vegas for Rock in Rio UNITED STATE, Saturday in South Bend, back to Vegas. She commits the award to graduates everywhere.
7:55: Kanye West, with Kendall and Kylie Jenner with “All the time” and “Black Skinhead,” the last efficiency. called by pyrotechnics. Seems to be using a fire-retardant match.
8:23: Sounded like boos invited that show-closing act. It was a chorus of something. Boos towards the Jenner women? Is that the scene?