Miley Cyrus mania will hit a fever pitch when she hosts the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles. And when she does, she’ll have a little help from her YouTube dance rival and “Step Up 2: The Streets” star Adam Sevani. In fact, the winner of the ongoing dance-off between Miley and Mandy Jiroux’s M&M Cru and Sevani and Jon M. Chu’s ACDC will be declared at the show.
While the 16-year-old Sevani didn’t reveal too many details about the show, which airs Monday, he did make a prediction when MTV News caught up with him at rehearsals.
“I think they’re gonna win,” he confessed. “Just for personal reasons, and, you know, because it’s Miley and they’re gonna do good. We’re gonna do good too. The audience is gonna vote, so we’ll see.”
Sevani promised that he has “a bunch of exciting styles of dance” for his routine, but he has yet to see what Cyrus will break out with. “No, I haven’t seen it — that’s the fun part!” he said. “We’re not gonna see it until it’s live, so I have no idea.”
Of course, Cyrus and Sevani have become YouTube sensations with their battles for dance supremacy, which have even led celebrities like Chris Brown, Adam Sandler and Ryan Seacrest to get involved. Eventually, it was decided that the only way to settle the score was by taking it to a bigger stage, like the Teen Choice Awards.
“Yeah, I was surprised it got so big that we had to do it somewhere like this,” Sevani said. “Finally, it’s here!”
Sevani is no stranger to performing at the Teen Choice Awards: He was Kevin Federline’s backup dancer when Brit’s ex performed on the show in 2006 . He said he’s filled with excitement for this year’s show. “It’s all building up,” he said. “The tension is building up and people are getting nervous. We’re gonna smoke [the audience]!”
Although he dodged Cyrus-related questions like a pro, Sevani did say that she is very humble, even though she’s one of the biggest pop stars in the world. “Of course she is,” he said, “What do you expect? I mean, we’re real people. I have nothing bad to say about anybody.”
Sevani has no date for the night, but seemed intrigued by the idea that maybe, just maybe, Cyrus might show up on his arm. “We’ll see,” he laughed. “We’ll see.”