Sunday, August 11, 2013

Teen Choice Awards - 2013

Award show enthusiasts rejoice... The Teen Choice Awards are on tonight live at 8pm Eastern on FOX. Don’t let the “Teen” in Teen Choice Awards throw you. If you are into today’s music, primetime television, or this years blockbuster movies... and you enjoy watching award shows... then you will probably enjoy tonights Teen Choice Awards show. It’s called the Teen Choice Awards, because the winners are chosen by the fans aged 13 to 19 only. So... it’s really more of a popularity contest than an award show; nonetheless, it is still something worth watching.
This year’s Teen Choice Awards will be co-hosted by Darren Criss (Blaine on Glee) and Lucy Hale (Aria on Pretty Little Liars) and will feature performances by One Direction, Paramore, Florida Georgia Line, and Demi Lovato. Personally, I’m a little disappointed at the performance lineup, with the exception of Demi Lovato... who, herself, has an impressive six nominations tonight. Demi Lovato is tied with Selena Gomez for number of nominations, but both girls are bested by one nomination... Taylor Swift hovers slightly over them with seven nominations.
With the exception of Kaley Cuoco hosting the 2011 show solo (in which she was amazing), the Teen Choice Awards, starting in 2010, have had at least one Glee cast member co-hosting. This year it’s Darren Criss. Last year, it was Kevin McHale (Artie)... joined by Demi Lovato, and in 2010, it Kevin McHale, Chris Colfer (Kurt), Mark Salling (Puck), and Cory Monteith (Finn)... all joined by Katy Perry.
For the past few years, Glee has played a prominent role in the Teen Choice Awards, both with hosting and with nominations. This year, Glee has received a total of eight nominations.
Sadly, however, earlier this year, Glee lost a much loved cast member and friend, Cory Monteith. I know that any wins Glee receives tonight will include a dedication to Cory, but I sincerely hope the producers for the Teen Choice Awards include a tribute to the memory of Cory Monteith... for his fans... for his friends... for his family... for Lea.
So, who are the ones going to take home the coveted Surfboards? After my completely inaccurate prediction for the Bachelorette, should I even try? Well, yeah. Right or wrong, it’s all part of the fun... although being right is way more fun!
Okay... here we go. My picks on a select few categories.

- Justin Bieber
- Bruno Mars
- Philip Phillips
- Pit Bull
- Justin Timberlake
Who will win: Justin Bieber. His fan base (The “Beliebers”) is too large and too strong to be trumped by the others... over 40 million strong.
Who should win: Justin Timberlake. His come back has been strong and very well received by fans across the world. Unfortunately, I don’t think he’s been back in the spotlight long enough to topple the Biebs...

- Selena Gomez
- Demi Lovato
- Pink
- Rihanna
- Taylor Swift
Who will win: Taylor Swift. She is always the favourite in award shows that are decided by fan-voting. Similar to Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift’s 30 million plus fan base is hard to beat.
Who should win: Demi Lovato. She came back hard and strong. Her songs are powerful and filled with emotion and pride... a true inspiration for her fans.

- The Band Perry
- Florida Georgia Line
- Lady Antebellum
- Little Big Town
- Thompson Square
Who will win: The Band Perry.
Who should win: The Band Perry. An amazing country group with meaningful songs, catchy tunes, and amazing vocals.

- Jason Aldean
- Luke Bryan
- Eric Church
- Hunter Hayes
- Blake Shelton
Who will win: Hunter Hayes. We have to remember who is doing the voting.
Who should win: Jason Aldean. Just a well rounded and talented artist.

- Jana Kramer
- Miranda Lambert
- Kacey Musgraves
- Taylor Swift
- Carrie Underwood
Who will win: Taylor Swift. Same reasons as above.
Who should win: Carrie Underwood. Vast and powerful vocal range that surpasses most other artists. Simple, yet very strong.

- “Just Give Me a Reason” by Pink
- “Little Things” by One Direction
- “Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake
- “Treasure” by Bruno Mars
- “The Way” by Ariana Grande
Who will win: Toss up between One Direction and Ariana Grande. I’m leaning toward Ariana, only because she’s been pushing hard (through social media) for her fans to vote, though One Direction’s fan base is pretty large... This one, I just don’t know.
Who should win: Pink. An amazing song. The vocals, the emotions, and the meaning are so powerful it should blow the others off the wave, but...

So, right or wrong, here you go. What do you think? Do you agree? Let me know. Leave a comment. What’s an award show without the fun of a guessing game before?
Enjoy the show!

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