So you think you’re ready for some hot dance sequences at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards? Sounds like you’re going to get them.
Travis Wall, a season-two competitor on “So You Think You Can Dance,” is choreographing several numbers for Sunday night’s show. Wall, who now choreographs for the Fox show, said he held auditions about two weeks ago to cast about 55 dancers in a few routines.
“We’ve been working on a couple of numbers for a week now,” he told MTV News inside Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre. “This process has been amazing. The stage here, the set is really futuristic and spacey. We wanted to create something epic for the VMAs this year.”
So what all will we see? Wall was tight-lipped, but he did say that he drew inspiration from big, contemporary artists, including Lady Gaga.
The segments that is working on will add to what is shaping up to be an incredible lineup. Eminem will open the show this year, and Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Drake, Usher, Paramore and B.o.B also are among those scheduled to perform. The list of presenters includes Justin Timberlake, Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj, Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Trey Songz, Ashley Greene, Selena Gomez and Ne-Yo.
House artist deadmau5 will be joined by Travie McCoy, Jason Derülo and Robyn, who all will perform never-before-heard mixes of their hits.
The show, Wall said, will be pretty stellar and really eclectic. “I’m stoked!” he chirped.
The 27th annual MTV Video Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday. The party starts with MTV News’ VMA Pre-Show at 8 p.m., followed by the main event at 9 p.m. ET/PT.