From emerging butterflies to celebrity babies, the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards on Sunday, June 17 were nothing short of a spectacle. Canada’s biggest musical talents were all under one roof (or rather, on one big stage) and with co-hosts like LMFAO, the show certainly did not disappoint. Here are our top five moments from the show:
1. Pop sensation Katy Perry evolved from cocoon to full-blown butterfly (all while looking completely flawless) during a performance of her song ‘Wide Awake.’ The singer was lifted into the air mid-song and spread her wings to show off a crystal-embellished nude bodysuit. On the red carpet, she wore a more subdued black look from Canadian Sunny Fong’s Vawk label.
2. Fan-favourite Justin Bieber brought his younger brother Jaxon along (the red carpet was so loud that an upset Jaxon was seen covering his ears). Bieber’s gal, Selena Gomez, carried Bieber’s sister Jazmyn. Earlier, the supercouple had rented a helicopter in between rehearsals for a romantic flight over the falls and Stratford, Ontario – Bieber’s hometown.
3. With co-hosts like the rowdy LMFAO, it’s no surprise there were a few shocking moments. The band had many borderline inappropriate moments, such as risky Speedo getups and champagne showers (literally, they sprayed children with champagne).
4. After landing the number one spot on the Billboard chart with her infectious single ‘Call Me Maybe,’ Carly Rae Jepsen grabbed three MMVA awards including Video Of The Year, MuchMusic.com Most Watched Video, and UR Fave Video of the Year. It appeared to be Jepsen’s night overall, as she also performed her own single and collaborated with Flo Rida on his track ‘Wild Ones.’
5. Dragonette talked to FLARE about what to expect for their upcoming album. The result? We’re not entirely sure. “It’s like sunshine and daisies,” said singer Martina Sorbara. “There might be the tiniest little bit of cow shit among that sunshine and daisies,” added guitarist Dan Kurtz. “Cow shit? That doesn’t sound very nice. There are some very raucous numbers among them,” said Sorbara. “You can dance to it, but it isn’t necessarily the sound of dance music,” added drummer Joel Stouffer. – Christian Allaire