The MTV European Music Awards are about to get a little desperate.
"Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria will serve as host of the November 7 show at Madrid's Caja Magica.
"I am so excited to host the 2010 EMAs in the beautiful and sexy city of Madrid — I can't wait to see some fabulous performances," Longoria said in a statement. "And I am so proud that the two most nominated artists this year are two amazing women, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, who are making some of the most exciting music in pop right now!"
The nominating committee agrees with Longoria; Gaga and Perry lead the pack with five nominations each. They'll go head-to-head in four categories: Best Pop Act; Best Song; Best Female Act; and Best Video. Gaga is also up for Best Live Act, while former EMA host Perry is nominated for Best World Stage performance as well.
Perry will perform on the show, as will fellow nominees like Kings Of Leon, Linkin Park, Kid Rock and Ke$ha.
Justin Bieber, who won Best New Artist at the Video Music Awards in September, will compete against Ke$ha, B.o.B, Jason Derülo and Plan B in the EMAs' Best New Act category. He's also up for Best Male along with Eminem, Usher, Enrique Iglesias and awards show rabble-rouser Kanye West.
Gaga and Perry will compete against Usher, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna in the Best Pop category. They'll also face off in the Best Female category, where they'll be up against Cyrus, Rihanna and Shakira.
Gorillaz, Gossip, Paramore, Vampire Weekend and Arcade Fire are up for Best Alternative. Best Hip-Hop nominees are T.I., Eminem, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg. Best Rock nominees include Kings of Leon, Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars, Muse and Ozzy Osbourne.
Usher's "OMG" will try to fend off Katy Perry's "California Gurls,"
Eminem and Rihanna's "Love the Way You Lie," Rihanna's "Rude Boy" and Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" for Best Song. 30 Seconds to Mars' "Kings and Queens," Katy Perry's "California Gurls," Lady Gaga and Beyoncé's "Telephone," Plan B's "Prayin'," and Eminem and Rihanna's "Love the Way You Lie" are all competing for Best Video.