KCAs 2012: Recap, Hot Topics And Behind The Scenes

This past weekend, I had the honor of repping Buzznet at the Kids Choice Awards for the second year in a row! There is no doubt that the KCAs are my favorite award show of the season. Where else could you find Justin Bieber, the First Lady Michelle Obama and Nicki Minaj all in the same room?

KCA excitement started early last week at the Galen Center on the USC campus. Thursday afternoon I got to take a sneak peak at the stage and talk with the cast of Victorious (who took home the blimp for Favorite TV Show) about the KCAs. Ariana Grande gave us a tour of the seating arrangements and the rest of the cast told us how they were excited to have just seen host Will Smith rehearse. Big Time Rush also snuck past us at the Galen Center before rehearsing. Uhm, what’s up Logan?!

On Saturday afternoon, Buzznet headed back to the Galen Center for the big show and to talk to some stars on the orange carpet. We got the 411 on what’s going on with all the stars this summer. We got to talk to practically the entire cast of the Hunger Games (I mean, they probably could have battled it out on the carpet!) Miranda Cosgrove, Cody Simpson and tons of other awesome people. 

And everyone on the orange carpet had one thing on their mind: One Direction! The UK boyband, who performed at the show, seemed to be the talk of the evening! Megan & Liz and China McClain and her sisters all even gave us their own rendition of “What Makes You Beautiful.” Did we mention there was a lot of singing going on? Ariel Winter gave us a sampling of Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” and YouTube star Matty B gave us a sneak preview of his new single! 

AND THEN….One Direction walked by us. Yes – Niall, Harry, Louis, Liam and Zayn all passed by Buzznet while being escorted in to the show for their big performance. Niall even gave me the most adorable look because he wasn’t allowed to stop for interviews. We’re getting married now. Sorry Logan. 

The actual show was pretty incredible too: an over stimulation of videos, music and of course, slime! Since you’ve probably seen the show, I won’t go into too much detail but let me tell you something: Go see One Direction in concert this summer. Do it. They had the entire arena dancing. And oh yeah, seeing the First Lady was pretty cool…and watching Katy Perry sprint across the arena when she saw slime coming was funny too!

Check out my interviews on the orange carpet here!

I know you’re all anxiously awaiting KCA 2013, but for now, check out some behind the scenes photos!