MTV Asia Awards Review 24th January 2003
This was's first visit to Singapore, so as you can expect was a really special trip.
We arrived at the awards around 4pm and checked out the red carpet registration table, where people could hang out go crazy at the red carpet when all the stars arrived. After checking out the venue and the wild crowds gathering fast we went inside and dealt with all the press formalities before getting a good position at the red carpet. There were two of us so we split up to cover the best angles.
Shaggy was one of the first to arrive on the scene and made a quick entrance to prepare for the start of the awards, as this year he was presenting with Coco Lee. After him the rest of the stars started to arrive including the Atomic Kittens, Matchbox 20, Blue, Avril Lavigne (who won the most awards: Favourite Female Artist, Favourite Breakthrough Artist and The Style Award), and Linkin Park to name just a few. Linkin Park told us at the red carpet that they will be releasing a new album in March 2003. Later on that evening we got to ask them if they plan to do an Asia Tour after the release. From the answer they gave us it does not sound likely, would be great though!
After the red carpet we went into the venue to a packed indoor stadium. We stood on the ground floor with the screaming fans. Missy Elliott made the most striking performance that started of the ceremony, with her song ‘Work It’. Other artists that performed on the night were Robbie Williams with ‘Feel’, Matchbox 20, Avil Lavigne, Atomic Kittens and Blue, plus some of the finest artists Asia has to offer, including a Kung Fu dance performance by Jay Chou.
The best aspect of such an event was that you can experience a variety of local and international acts all in one night. After watching last years show on television, I can honestly say that this show was by far better. Looking forward to next years and a whole host of new talent.
Checkout the full MTV Asia Awards review here.
Thanks to HMV864 AM Radio, Cathay Pacific & MTV Asia.

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