After weeks of competition and millions of votes, MTV today announced the 10 finalists who will now go head to head in the final voting round of the “2013 MTV EMA” Worldwide Act category. In addition, three-time “2013 MTV EMA” nominee and chart-topping performer Bruno Mars will be taking the stage at the “2013 MTV EMA”.
This year, 186 of the world’s hottest musical acts enjoyed the MTV EMA spotlight for six weeks as nominees in the Worldwide Act voting competition. On 25th October, 37 artists won the title of “Best Act” in their local market and moved on to the Worldwide Act regional voting round from 25th to 31st October. Today, MTV worked with nine fans from around the globe who have huge social followings to break the news of the top 10 Worldwide Act nominees, marking the first time an MTV EMA category has been announced by fans.
Making a stop during the European leg of his jam-packed worldwide “Moonshine Jungle Tour,” singer/songwriter/producer Bruno Mars will head to Amsterdam for the “2013 MTV EMA” to perform a hit song from his multi-platinum album, Unorthodox Jukebox. Mars has been nominated in three “2013 MTV EMA” categories this year, including Best Song for “Locked Out of Heaven,” Best Male and Best US Act. His return to the EMA stage marks his second performance ever at the show; he scored big at the “2011 MTV EMA” in Belfast where he won Best New and Best PUSH.
“We had a blast the last time, and I can’t wait to do it again!” said Bruno Mars.
Mars joins previously announced performers Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Kings of Leon, Snoop Dogg, Afrojack, Imagine Dragons, Icona Pop, The Killers and Katy Perry for the “2013 MTV EMA,” which will also feature intergalactic MC Redfoo, backstage host Ariana Grande and special guest Ron Burgundy of Anchorman 2 (Will Ferrell). Jared Leto, Rita Ora, Bridgit Mendler, Iggy Azalea, Ellie Goulding, Carice van Houten and Colton Haynes are also confirmed to present.
The top 10 Worldwide Act nominees are:
China/Hong Kong/Southeast Asia/Taiwan: