With the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards almost upon us, we caught up with 5 Seconds Of Summer and the rest of our Artist To Watch nominees to find out how they reacted when they first heard about their VMA nominations and what they’ve got planned for us if they end up taking home the Moonman.
If they win, will 5SOS whip out an endearingly #JustLikeUs fall à la Jennifer Lawrence at the 2013 Oscars? Perhaps an interpretive choreopoem telling their entire life story from birth to the present? Maybe an indecipherable five minutes of pure, unadulterated weeping? Our inquiring minds just had to know.
Well if Mikey has his way, we might be in for some majorly punny standup: “I was thinking we make a ‘watch’ joke. We go, ‘Oh, you’re all the artists to watch!” You hear that low grumbling? Even your dad is groaning at that joke.
Get a taste of 5SOS’ comedy gold below.
Camila Cabello of Fifth Harmony “literally started sobbing” when she found out about the group’s nomination.
While Schoolboy Q had a much more tempered response.
Charli XCX says that she’ll “probably trip over and fall over and flash [her] pants” if she wins.
As for Sam Smith? He says he’ll “try not to cry” if he’s named Artist To Watch. Good luck!