|Lady Gaga at 2011 MTV VMAs|
Lady Gaga made sure she was the talk of the 2011 MTV VMAs held this evening, arriving in Drag dressed as her male Alter-ego, Jo Calderone. "Gaga isn't here", soon became a Mantra as it was drilled into our Psyche over and over.
Where it became a little grating though was in a scheduled Tribute honouring Britney Spears, where Calderone/Gaga was to present the Award to Spears, he/she repeatedly interrupted that Pop Legend's one shining moment.... the one shining moment all her hard work in all these years as an Entertainer would culminate to. Spears and Gaga both collected some of the Evening's more important Awards: the former nabbed Best Pop Video for Till the World Ends and the latter won Best Female Pop Video for Born this Way.
Adele not be outshone, charmed the Audience to a Standing Ovation with her rendition of Someone Like You from her top-selling 21 Disc, proving maybe we don't need over-the-top costumes and make-up to keep an audience entertained. Less is more sometimes.
The late Amy Winehouse was honoured with a Speech from her Friend Russell Brand and we were treated to a Preview of a Clip of her duet with Jazz Legend Tony Bennett, Body & Soul. Bruno Mars performed a stirring rendition of Valerie, true to its Motown spirit. Katy Perry, who won top honours for Video of the Year, Firework, seemed to enjoy it as she was not able to keep her eyes off the stage!
For a complete list of Winners. click here.
(Photo credit: MTV)