The performance bill for the 2009 Video Music Awards continues to grow with A-list stars committing to the show. Today, three more live acts were announced for the show, which airs live from New York City's Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, September 13. On that day, MTV.com will premiere Death Cab for Cutie's "Meet Me On The Equinox," the first single off the upcoming soundtrack to "New Moon." Wale was also added to the VMA bill. He'll serve as the head of the house band, picking up where Travis Barker and DJ AM did last year. But the really big news is that Beyoncé, who has nine nominations at this year's show, will perform her newest single "Sweet Dreams" on stage at Radio City Music Hall. Her appearance at the show sets up an interesting dynamic between her and Lady Gaga, another subscriber to the sort of costume-heavy futurist pop that Beyoncé so adores. Certainly Beyoncé has the experience, but Gaga — who also has nine nominations — has a knack for stealing shows.
We could debate this in the MTV Newsroom all day, but we wanted to know what the public thought. So we took a trip downstairs and pointed our MTV News cameras at some fans in Times Square to ask them whether Beyoncé or Lady Gaga would have the better performance at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
The fantastically unscientific results have come back in favor of Beyoncé. In fact, 69 percent of those people we asked sided with Ms. Knowles, citing her experience, her style and her performance ability.
What do you think: Will Beyoncé get the crowd to put its hands up, or will they be more mesmerized by Lady Gaga's "Poker Face"? Leave your thoughts in the comments or head over to Your.MTV.com to make your voice heard!