In Glasgow there was a presentation of the annual music awards Europe Music Awards-2014. The most prestigious awards went to 20-year-old Canadian Justin Bieber – he voted “best performer” (and incidentally was feted in minor categories – “Best Canadian Artist”). And the 21-year old American Ariana Grande, just a year ago released a very relaxed, warm, R’n’B debut album Yours Truly. The singer has been recognized as “best performer” and her song Problem (a duet with Iggy Azalea) named the best in 2014. Yes, and her new erotic outfit called the most violent – someone enthusiastic, others condemning – the reaction of the auditorium.
Leading the ceremony was noisy and mischievous American rap singer Nicki Minaj (ten times changed outfits several times spevshaya, and eventually also received an award – for “Best Hip Hop Project”).
But first to show your number to the EMA traditionally entrusted possessor awards “Best Song.” Ariana Grande has left on a circular stage from somewhere in the dungeon, in a spectacular costume: dress, bent up at right angles, almost to the level of the waist; accompanied by two dancers. And in the end room has a large, bright fly on a ball under the dome of the scene, continuing to sing live and greet the audience.
Not less clapped and a new group of Royal Blood, performed the song Figure It Out from their debut album. On these artists rightly call themselves, in an interview, “the new hope of guitar music” should pay close attention.
But while in the “Breakthrough of the Year” took priority over everyday Australian pop-rock band 5 Seconds Of Summer, sometimes successfully and does not avoid gambling, commercial post-punk. Their song Good Girls Do not Stop and really, really good and memorability …
A “best international artist” in Glasgow recognized Chinese Bibi Zhou. Wave deserved: dance, often marching rhythms, incendiary, unchained melody, originally selected electronic timbres and the mark arrangement under which the song appears in almost neo-symphonic insertion, the techniques of national vocal culture …
On EMA would like to hear the original ideas, new sound, interesting developments in the arrangements and the supply of material. And encourage this artist, who in show business was not yet. Therefore victory Bibi Zhou – absolutely deserved. But our Nyusha (victory in the viewers vote on MTV
Russian efforts intensified in spore “viewers vote fans) experience at an international audience is not made, unfortunately.
Best Rock Group recognized US nu-metal luminaries Linkin Park.
And most of all awards – four – eventually went to the Anglo-Irish boy band One Direction: “Best Pop Group”, “Best Live Band”, “best fans” and one “minor”, “Best Group Ireland and the UK.” It is a pity that this quartet at the ceremony in Glasgow and has not arrived, the guys were limited to video conversion, during which so fiddling with the resulting advance statuette that nearly broke.
But the legend of glam rock, English guitarist Slash (ex Guns’ N Roses) appeared on stage several times. At first, in his usual manner – getting off on abusive vocabulary and choking emotions – announced the winner in the category Global Icon – Ozzy Osbourne! The screen went rare footage of the history of Black Sabbath and cutting live versions of their biggest hits. And then the scene leisurely, almost clubfoot gait got himself “great and terrible” noticeably thin and haggard.
However, to sing this evening Ozzy Osbourne did not. Instead, carefully looked from the first row (as shown, with very septic smile) how Slash, Myles & amp; Simon Neil wailing hit his early 80s Crazy Train … Skyward flew on stage shoots up fountains of fire, and Slash’s guitar solos borer red-hot atmosphere of the room. But here’s the lead singer of Myles Kennedy, clearly not up to the passionate emotions of the singer-pioneer. What unwittingly reiterated – award “World Icon” Ozzy Osbourne was handed a very fair!
But the iconic U2 sang one of the most beautiful ballads released this fall album Songs Of Innocence – Every Breaking Wave. Bono sang it to the accompaniment of the piano peresevshego guitarist The Edge, his bandmates and string orchestra – with violins, cello and double bass. However awards ceremony EMA-2014 U2 still have not given a …