VMAs 2012: Best/Worst Performances
Grades for Pink, Taylor Swift, Green Day, One Direction, Frank Ocean, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, 2 Chainz
Pink, ''Blow Me (One Last Kiss)''
MTV Video Music Awards 2012 | Just when you were thinking, ''An aerial act? Again?'' Pink pulled out something far crazier: a full lineup of dancing lips. And not just dancing,
Green Day, ''Let Yourself Go''
Leave it to the sole punk band on the bill to paint an X on the ground and call it a stage. Playing a loud-fast
Frank Ocean, ''Thinking About You''
The space-camp-on-fire set was the only overstated thing on stage when the R&B wunderkind unfurled his spare falsetto ballad. Ocean's performance was a little bit
Taylor Swift, ''We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together''
MTV Video Music Awards 2012 | Awesome song, but didn't that performance feel a little like an Old Navy commercial? And didn't the furry costumes look a little too Oogieloves? Oh
Alicia Keys feat Nicki Minaj, ''Girl on Fire''
MTV Video Music Awards 2012 | Keys bowed her new, no-not-actually- Hunger-Games -related single ''Girl on Fire'' (or more accurately, ''Girl on Fiy-ahhhh'') on a relatively unadorned set — just giant
Rihanna, ''Cockiness'' and ''We Found Love''
MTV Video Music Awards 2012 | Rihanna kicked off the 2012 VMAs with all the necessary elements of a killer Rihanna performance: A fresh look (red chiffon! head wraps!), rapid-fire choreography
One Direction, ''One Thing''
For a VMAs debut that was hyped non-stop since the pre-show, One Direction's showing was strangely formless. After elevating their way to the stage, the
2 Chainz, ''Yuck'' and ''No Worries''
2 Chainz is best absorbed in small doses — he's like Waka Flocka Flame, but without as much manic energy. So his five minutes on