So, you’re a young ladysinger and you’ve found yourself at the VMAs! Congrats! How’s your Swag Bag? Did you get the Burt’s Bees? (I hope you got the Burt’s Bees.) You work hard all year, opening your mouth to make the grunts and squawks that a computer will transform into “singing.” Tonight’s the night you can kick back, let your hair down, (or at least wear a new wig). That is, unless Beyoncé takes the stage. What’s your gameplan for when the cameras turn on you for a reaction shot? Let’s take a look at some game footage from your colleagues:
Try the Katy Perry approach: Wear a geometry project on your dome while rockin’ a dorky gospel step-clap. It’s fun, it’s relatable, and it’s humble!
Adele-yourself! You’re not just a fellow star, you’re a fan too! You know the words, and you’re not afraid to show it. But when the camera turns on you, you have the home training to step back and let your fellow artist have her moment. It’s time to smile and bop now.
If all else fails, there’s always the Lady Gaga approach. This year she appeared as her alter-ego or something? I don’t know, I think she calls him something silly. Like Cartwright, or Kodi, or Jonald. The point is, even if the moment is not about you, make it about you. Mug for the camera, stare wild-eyed, spill your drink! Just because you’re not currently on stage doesn’t mean you can’t be en stáge. Take your bow, a-hole!