2011 American Music Awards Preview
By: JP Viteri
On October 20, 2011, the annual American Music Awards will be held for the 38th time. Hosted by the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, the award show will feature the usual star-studded lineup of performances and exclusive audience.
The American Music Awards were created in 1973 by Dick Clark to compete with the Grammy’s. The difference between the American Music Awards and the Grammy Award Show is that the awards handed out at the AMA’s are voted by the people, in contrast to the Grammy’s way of having the Academy vote the winners. So in honor of the voice of the people, the students of SLA were involved in a poll to see who they thought they should win the big awards this year. The categories were, Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist, and Favorite Female Artist.
Students of SLA decided that Artist of the year should go to Lil Wayne, above Justin Bieber, Adele, and Bruno Mars.
“I agree with the results of the poll,” said sophomore Gerson Corominas. “He deserves it.”
When asked who they thought should win Favorite Male artist, Drake came out on top, extremely closely followed by Justin Bieber, who was followed by Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown landed at the bottom of the list.
A very critical Eduardo Cunha stated his reaction to the results of the favorite male artist by saying, “I think the polls are right, because I believe that Justin Bieber is inexperienced as an artist.”
Favorite Female artist went to Rihanna in the votes of the students. Followed by Katy Perry, Beyonce, and Adele. A response was given by Marlene Martinez who stated, “I think Adele should have won because she has more variety in her music than Rihanna does. Also Adele is newer as an artist than Rihanna, so yeah, she should have won.”
It looks like the students know their stuff. But the question is if the rest of America will agree with them. Or even if any of the SLA nominees will be on the ballots for the AMA’s. To find out we will have to tune in to the American Music Awards on October 20th. Don’t forget to vote for your favorites!
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