The 2013 MTV VMA Swiftlist: What you need to know tonight

(Source: MTV Networks)
(Source: MTV Networks)

Taylor Nation, make some noise!

Here at the Swift Agency, just an old guy up here in Canada, we’re hoping the Princess in Red has a good time tonight. regardless of wins. Here’s the possible loot for her:

  • Video of the Year for I Knew You Were Trouble.
  • Best Female Video for I Knew You Were Trouble.

The Sparkly Dressed has been announced as a presenter, so she will be attending the awards.

The show takes place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York tonight, August 25, at 9pm Eastern, 8pm Central. Pre-coverage starts one hour earlier, 8pm Eastern.

MTV has an Live All Access stream that will cover the pre-show events, red carpet and it will be on during the awards show. However, that doesn’t mean it will show the main stage, often enough it’s a backstage camera. We’ll have to wait and see.

Update: If you are located outside the US, use the MTV ustream:

For all the European fans, the Red Carpet starts in Europe time at 2am  (UK Time : 1am) and the show starts at 3am  (UK time : 2am). Thanks to @SwiftyFrance for this information, as always 🙂

MTV’s VMA Voting Rules do state the winner of the award is the top artist with the majority of votes, but their disclaimer do states that they can override the vote for a number of reasons, including “for any other reason that Sponsor believes in its sole discretion to be reasonably necessary”. That still means that the top artist (for the most part) has the higher chances to be the winner.

Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lopez perform on the RED Tour at the Staples Center on August 24, 2013
(Source: STAPLES Center via Instagram)

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • August 25: 2013 MTV VMA. T-Swizzle has two nominations: Video of the Year and Best Female Video for I Knew You Were Trouble.
  • Aug. 27: The Red Tour in Sacramento, California. On sale now. More information on Ticketmaster.
  • Aug. 30: The Red Tour at Rose Quarter in Portland, Oregon. On sale now. Ticket information here.
  • Aug. 31: The Red Tour at Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington.On sale now. More information on Ticketmaster.

(Sources: MTV NetworksUstream)