Can Adele trounce Katy Perry at MTV VMAs? [Poll]
Let's be honest. The MTV Video Music Award for best video of the year will go to either Katy Perry ("Firework") or Adele ("Rolling in the Deep"). The other three nominees don't have a prayer: Beastie Boys ("Make Some Noise"), Bruno Mars ("Grenade") or Tyler, The Creator ("Yonkers").
Katy Perry may seem like the fave because she leads overall with the most nominations (nine), but now let's be brutally honest: "Firework" is old news. Many music fans are sick of the song and video. Furthermore, it's not just cheesy, it's pure Cheez Whiz with be-proud-of-who-you-are lyrics like, "Baby you're a firework/ Come on let your colors burst/ Make 'em go 'Oh, oh, oh!'"
"Oh, come on!" lots of cynics groaned upon hearing the tune for the first time.
Adele has much more cred with music critics and -– surprise –- huge popularity with the public. "Rolling in the Deep" is the No. 2 digital download of the year, behind Katy Perry's collaboration with Kanye West, "E.T.," which is not up for this award. Both songs topped 4 million downloads compared to 2.3 million for "Firework."
Or is it possible that neither Adele nor Perry will win? They've both been totally skunked at past MTV VMAs.
-- Tom O'Neil
Photos: Adele (Columbia Records), Katy Perry (Capitol)