Christina Aguilera looking like an Elvira/Jewel hybrid on the red carpet
MTV tried to mix it up and make their performances a different feel this year by filming at Paramount studios with a set that looked suspiciously like Sesame Street featuring a street view with apartment buildings and fire escapes. It seemed to work and did add interest to the acts.
Here are all the performances from the MTV 2008 VMAs, courtesy of MTV.com, where you can see more coverage of the VMAs. Some of them do have commercials.
Jonas Brothers do “Lovebug.” Doesn’t it look like Snuffalufagus is going to pop up on that stoop and say what a great job they did in that low “aw shucks” voice? They strike me as the type that Snuffy would love.
Katie Perry does “Like a Virgin.” No wonder Madonna didn’t show up last night. This is only a 26 second clip, but I think you get the point and you can see why MTV didn’t include a longer segment.
Katie Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl,” the end segment.
Leona Lewis does a brief introduction for Lil Wayne and T.Pain – “Don’t Get It/A Milli/Got Money”
Paramore’s “Misery Business”
Pink does “So What.” She really brings it.
The Ting Tings – “Shut Up and Let Me Go,” end segment.
T.I. does “Live Your Life” in a faux video style with a sexy model and shopping scenario:
Christina Aguilera’s new invention – “Then and Now” in which she premieres her goth futuristic look. Her voice sounds so processed and fake, but she puts on a good show and I like the new song.
LL Cool J does “California Love.” This is just a 40 second segment.
Short clip of Lupe Fiasco doing “Superstar.”
Kid Rock performs “Rock N Roll Jesus” and “All Summer Long”
A sharp-suited Kanye West does “Love Lockdown” to close out the show as fireworks go off in the background.