Over the past year, “Jersey Shore” breakout star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has gotten used to walking the red carpet. The iconic member of the “Shore” cast will turn the tables this Sunday, though, when she joins MTV’s own Sway Calloway at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards.
Instead of working it down the carpet, for the second year in a row, Snooki will be the one asking stars questions. And for the first time, she and co-host Sway will anchor MTV’s red-carpet live stream from the event for “Snooki & Sway: Live From the Grammys.” The pair will be seen live on MTV.com for two hours (6-8 p.m. ET), talking to all the night’s big attendees, presenters and performers.
What will she say? We have no idea, but you can bet it won’t be the same boring stuff you’re hearing on all the other entertainment shows!
“I did do the interviews with the Grammys last year, and I really had no idea what was going on,” Snooki admitted to MTV News. “This was all new to me. So now, being in it for a year, I know what to expect. And I’m gonna study a little more [about] what people are up for and who they are. I’m not gonna be like, ’Yo, Kings of Leon, who are you?’ That’s what I did last year! So I’m definitely gonna study up more.”
Things were a little hectic for Snickers last year, as she admittedly didn’t know many of the night’s stars. (Sorry again, Alice in Chains!) But luckily, plenty of them were well-acquainted with her. Over the course of the evening, she compared pouf-hairstyle secrets with Miley Cyrus, yukked it up with metal icons Judas Priest, got in the middle of an LMFAO sandwich, strained her neck to look up at a towering Katy Perry, made goo-goo eyes at Justin Bieber and nearly got bowled over when Fergie bum-rushed past her Black Eyed Peas cohorts to get a pic with her favorite reality star.
What will Snooki do this year on the carpet? It’s anybody’s guess, but you know it will be interesting to watch.
Don’t miss “Snooki & Sway: Live From the Grammys,” a red-carpet live stream kicking off Sunday at 6 p.m. ET on MTV.com. And stick with us all Grammy night for coverage of the red carpet, the show, the afterparties and beyond!