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Highlights from the 2017 MTV EMA

RITA WORE A BATHROBE ON THE RED CARPET
Rita Ora really set the tone for the night when she showed up on the red carpet in what may go down as the most unexpected and most envied outfit worn by an EMA host.

 

From the sofa, to the car, to the @mtvema red carpet ❣

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EMINEM'S PERFORMANCE OF "WALK ON WATER" WAS MOVING AF
Eminem's comeback to the EMA and performance of his new song, "Walk on Water" was a stunning opening to the show. Skylar Gray did an amazing job filling in for Beyoncé. Her gentle vocals were a perfect counterpart to Eminem's signature powerful and angry rapping.

 

WHAT AN OPENING!! Who else is obsessing over @eminem's #MTVEMA comeback performance??

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CAMILA CABELLO BROUGHT HAVANA TO LONDON
Camila Cabello basically transported the 2017 EMA audience to Cuba with an epic performance of her song "Havana." Everything from her gorgeous red, ruffled jumpsuit to her salsa moves to the swimming pool complete with synchronized swimming dancers, made for a straight up dazzling interpretation of island life in the Caribbean.



TRAVIS SCOTT FLEW IN ON A GIANT BIRD
Everyone knows performing at the EMA is a good excuse to be a little extra and do things like literally fly over your crowd. Last night, Travis Scott truly took advantage of the whole "sky's the limit" attitude of the EMA producers. He made EMA history by flying around the SSE Wembley atop a gigantic, red-eyed bird of prey all while performing "Butterfly Effect."



 

When your Uber driver cancels on you... 🚕❌🦅@travisscott #MTVEMA

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STORMZY ROLLED IN RAPPING FROM A COP CAR
Stormzy showed the world what Grime is all about with one of the most captivating performances of the night. An EMA first, he cruised onto the stage rapping his hit song, "Big for Your Boots," from the sunroof of a police car.



SHAWN MENDES GAVE ONE OF HIS MOST PASSIONATE PERFORMANCES EVER

Shawn Mendes showed everyone why he was the Best Artist winer of the 2017 EMA with a heartfelt performance of "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" that had everyone in the crowd singing along.



DEMI LOVATO REPPED UNAPOLOGETIC, STRONG WOMEN WITH A FIERCE PERFORMANCE
Demi Lovato's was not holding anything back during her performance of "Sorry Not Sorry" at the 2017 EMA and her performance of "Tell Me You Love Me" was just as powerful. It was hard to fight back the chills as she perfectly hit every note.



KESHA LET GO ON THE EMA STAGE
Kesha's return to the EMA stage was no disappointment. She performed, "Learn To Let It Go" and really let go with her dancers. She was truly wilding out up there and not holding back. Her passionate dancing and singing was totally unique and proved she's not about to conform to anyone else's standards.

 

Thanks for bringing your light (and sparkles) to this year's #mtvema, Kesha. 💖

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CLEAN BANDIT BROUGHT ON THE PERFECT MIX OF TALENTED WOMEN
Clean Bandit showed they know how to pick 'em when it comes to collaborations. Their 2017 EMA performance stunned as they brought some of the world's best singers right now, Julia Michaels, Zara Larsson and Anne-Marie, to the stage with them.