Swift — who heads into the show as one of its most-nominated artists, with five nods — will be making her debut on the EMA stage, and No Doubt will be bringing their patented brand of California cool. Muse (who are old pros when it comes to the EMA) will thunder in on the heels of their brand-new The 2nd Law album, out this week.
“I’ve always wanted to go to the EMA, because you hear about the spectacle of it, and how everyone just goes all out for their performances,” Swift said. “To be nominated for five EMAs was the most exciting feeling, and I was absolutely blown away. I can’t wait to be there this year and perform on the show!”
The 2012 MTV EMA will air in the U.S. on Sunday, November 11, at 11 p.m. ET/PT on MTV2. Supermodel Heidi Klum has already been tapped to host the festivities, and additional performers and presenters will be announced at a later date.
And while we now know some of the acts who will be performing at the show, who will win is still anybody’s guess. Rihanna leads all nominees with six EMA nods, followed by Swift’s five, then Justin Bieber and Katy Perry with four apiece. Lana Del Rey, Jay-Z and Kanye West are also in the running as are One Direction, who Ed Sheeran is already picking to win everything .
Of course, you’ll have the final say. Voting in all EMA categories is now under way at TV.MTVEMA.com and closes at 11:59 p.m. CT on Friday, November 9.