Last week, MTV announced the latest addition to the list of performers at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. Paramore joined a list that already contained the likes of Kanye West, Eminem, Drake, Florence and the Machine and B.o.B. The Tennessee quintet won't just be playing on the stage of the Nokia Theater, but they will also be competing for a number of Moonmen (as will singer Hayley Williams, as the guest star on B.o.B's multi-nominated clip for "Airplanes").
When the news that Paramore would be playing the VMAs (they last took the VMA stage in 2008, also the last time the show was in Los Angeles), we wondered aloud exactly which song the group should play. Considering that "Ignorance" is the clip that got all their nominations, one would assume that it would be the most logical choice for the show. However, if the majority of the over 15,000 people who voted in the poll hosted here at the MTV Newsroom Blog get their way, the band will be rolling out their big new single on a huge national stage.
"Playing God," the planned next single from the group's 2009 album Brand New Eyes, won the poll with 40 percent of the total vote. "Careful," another big single from Brand New Eyes, came in second place with 34 percent. "Ignorance" came in third with 13 percent, and "The Only Exception" and "Brick by Boring Brick" brought up the rear with six percent of the vote each.
Interestingly, a lot of the feedback in the comments section centered around "Brick by Boring Brick," which many fans seemed to think would be a natural fit for the VMAs. Several others also expressed that they would like to hear a medley of a few different songs to show off the band's range. Which song will Williams be voicing when the curtain rises on their performance at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards? There's only one way to find out.
The 27th annual MTV Video Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on September 12 at 9 p.m. ET.