Kiwi singing stars miss out on EMAS

South Waikato News - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Kiwi singing stars Kim­bra and Gin Wig­more have missed out on MTV’s EMA awards.

The pair were run­ning against three other artists in the first round of vot­ing to rep­re­sent New Zealand/ Aus­tralia in the world­wide cat­e­gory.

Vot­ers picked Aus­tralia’s Go­tye, who shot to in­ter­na­tional star­dom thanks to his sin­gle Some­body That I Used to Know Kim­bra.

The song was No 1 on iTunes charts in 46 coun­tries and the of­fi­cial video is YouTube’s 17th most viewed video of all time.

Go­tye now has to com­pete against Asia’s win­ner, Han Geng, to rep­re­sent the Asia-Pa­cific re­gion.

The win­ner, to be an­nounced on Oc­to­ber 30, will then stand against other re­gional win­ners from Europe, Latin Amer­ica, North Amer­ica and Africa/ In­dia/Mid­dle East at the show.

Ri­hanna and Tay­lor Swift are the artists to beat at the awards, with six and five nom­i­na­tions, re­spec­tively.

Teen star Justin Bieber and Katy Perry are up for four EMA awards each, in­clud­ing Best Pop and Big­gest Fans.

The awards will be held on Novem­ber 12 in Frankfurt.

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NO CHANCE: Kiwi mu­sic star Kim­bra missed out on MTV’s EMA awards.

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