An EMAzing Evening, Frankfurt Style!

Stars like Taylor Swift, Carly Rae and Psy Rocked the Festhalle…and Took Home Trophies!

November 10, 2012
It was a truly EMAzing night at Frankfurt's Festhalle on Sunday 11.11.2012, when a vast and varied lineup of performers stormed the stage and rocked the crowd!

The spotlight was definitely on new and breakout artists. PUSH nominees Rita Ora, fun., and Carly Rae Jepsen opened the show, and Carly ended up winning two trophies, Best PUSH and Best Song ('Call Me Maybe'). Overnight international superstars One Direction, alternative chanteuse Lana Del Rey, and viral pop phenomenon Psy were all honoured alongside EMA favourites like Justin Bieber and Linkin Park.

With German homegirl Heidi Klum hosting the festivities, and internationally famous rapper Ludacris serving as ringmaster, Frankfurt's Festhalle was transformed into a surreal circus big top, complete with acrobats, contortionists, and more pyrotechnics than at any EMA ever before.

But the effects weren't the only thing explosive about this EMA! Fans were also treated to electrifying performances by Alicia Keys (who, fittingly, performed 'Girl on Fire' backed by pyrotechnics), Muse, the Killers, No Doubt, and Pitbull. Psy's massive 'Gangnam Style' dance mob drove the crowd wild, and Taylor Swift's set piece capped off the circus theme when she closed the show with a rousing rendition of 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.'

We had an absolute blast at the fireworks-filled Festhalle festivities…and we already can’t wait to do it all over again! See you next year!