Sep 5 2012 9:23 AM EDT
By Kara Warner (@karawarner)
Prepare yourself for tomorrow’s large-scale events on MTV at 8 p.m. ET/PT with a look back at historic, fan-voted VMA moments.
Can you feel that VMA-related excitement in the air? We are only one day away from one of the biggest, brightest, most star-studded and unforgettable pop culture events of the year. In an effort to keep the momentum moving ahead of Thursday night’s main event we are celebrating a slew of the most memorable VMA moments over the last five years, like the Hottest Debut Performance and the Most Epic VMA Moment.
In truth, we didn’t make it easy, as each one of the Most Epic Moment nominees have left indelible marks on our storied VMA history. Fierce competition or none, there was a clear winner in this contest: the Jonas Brothers’ 2008 performance of “Lovebug.” The boy band’s die-hard fans definitely made their voices heard and helped the JoBros run away with this award. It is almost as if we can still hear their enthusiastic screams over the boys’ memorable debut of their single, which was staged on Paramount’s New York City backlot among throngs of screaming fans.
In second place is one of the most impressive technical feats in VMA history, Pink’s aerial acrobatics put on display for her performance of “Sober” in 2009. The memorable risk-taker will be gracing the VMA stage for a fourth time as a performer, and we can’t wait to see what she’ll do this year. Third place goes to another unforgettable and fierce female, Beyoncé, for her show-stopping performance of “Love on Top” and the joyful, unexpected and deeply moving announcement that came along with it.
The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards are set to go live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET/PT. But before it all goes down, don’t miss our “Jersey Shore” special “Gym, Tan, Look Back” at 6 p.m. and our pre-show with Demi Lovato at 7 p.m.! And head over to VMA.MTV.com to vote on Best New Artist and Most Share-Worthy Video!
Did your vote make the winning moment? Let us know in the comments below!