Ashlee Holmes Talks 2012 Video Music Awards

1. What is your favorite part of the VMAs? (performances, surprises, collaborations, fashion etc)

I always just LOVE the VMAs. It’s a fun show. Any MTV awards show is always a good time. Crazy surprises and even crazier fashion is what makes the VMAs so fun to watch. The performances are always great. I especially love when more than one powerful voice takes the stage to collaborate on a song. I love seeing talented artists work with other talented artists. I’m especially excited to see Kevin Hart host the awards this year. He’s one of my favorite comedians.

2. Who has your vote for Best New Artist?

  • Carley Rae Jepsen: “Call Me Maybe”

  • Frank Ocean: “Swim Good”

  • fun. f/ Janelle Monae “We Are Young”

  • One Direction: “What Makes You Beautiful”

  • The Wanted: “So Glad You Came”

All of the above artists are so great. However, I’m going to have to go with Fun. on this one. I love all of their songs that I’ve heard so far. They also sound AMAZING live, acording to all the videos I’ve seen of them online atleast. lol I think that they definitely deserve to win this title the most.

3. Who Do You Think Should Win For Video Of The Year:

  • Drake f/ Rihanna: “Take Care”
  • Gotye f/Kimbra: “Somebody That I Used To Know”
  • Katy Perry: “Wide Awake:
  • M.I.A: “Bad Girls”
  • Rihanna f/Calvin Harris: “We Found Love”

I love all of the nominees. All of the songs are great. Drake and Rihanna look incredibly sexy in “Take Care”. Gotye and Kimbra are talented vocalists, and it really shows in “Somebody That I Used To Know”. Katy Perry is my girl, I love her. I think she’s an incredible role model to young girls, she’s always so real. I love that she shows her vulnerability to her fans, while simultaneously showing her strength. “Wide Awake” is a great song. M.I.A. always puts out really fun upbeat songs. I thought “Bad Girls” was amazing. However, if we’re going strictly by the qualtity of the video, I think I’m going to have to go with Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris “We Found Love”. I don’t really like that the video basically revolves around drug use, however I do think a lot of people can relate. It shows a young couple in love, being silly, and enjoying their lives. It also shows how even though they’re having all of these great times, that it’s even more of a destructive relationship than it is an enjoyable one. I think that it’s a very well developed video. You see the story line play out in a very artistic way. Plus, Rihanna looks HOT. ( as always )

4. If you were to attend the VMAs this year what would you wear?

Dressing for the VMAs is always fun. It definitely is not the same as dressing for the Grammys. I think anything goes at the MTV VMAs. I actually already had an outfit picked out just in case I went. I was going to wear this one sparkly gold strapless dress with a pair of platform nude pumps. It sounds a little boring for the VMAs, but it’s actually a REALLY cute and fun dress. I most likely would have done something different with my hair and have glitter on me everywhere. lol.

5. Who would you take as your dream date to the VMAs?

My boyfriend 🙂 I think he’d be a really fun date. We always have a great time together. Plus, he loves music too. He has really great taste. It’d be nice to have him there with me to hear his input on everything. However, If you’re talking about celebrities, I’d probably have to go with Liam Hemsworth. lol

6. A favorite memory from a past VMA show?

I always LOVE whenever they do tributes. I think the Michael Jackson tribute was the best. I was always a HUGE Michael Jackson fan. I still am. The fact that Janet Jackson came out and performed to close the tribute was amazing. My favorite part was when she was dancing at the same time her brother was on the big screen. It was very emotionial. It was the last time she would ever dance on stage with her brother. She did an amazing job.