MTV Music Awards expects 1.5 million viewers

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1 November 2007, Munich (dpa) - The organisers were expecting 1.5 million viewers in 179 countries to watch the MTV Europe Music Awards being held in Munich on Thursday evening, with live broadcasts to Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

1 November 2007

Munich (dpa) - The organisers were expecting 1.5 million viewers in 179 countries to watch the MTV Europe Music Awards being held in Munich on Thursday evening, with live broadcasts to Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

US rapper Snoop Dogg has promised to pull out all the stops when he presents the awards, and speculation was rife in the Bavarian capital that he would show up in traditional lederhosen for the event.

"I'll give you everything I can," he said ahead of the event.

Munich Mayor Christian Ude welcomed the ceremony to Munich - being staged in Germany for the third time in its 14-year history.

"The MTV European Music Awards met with great enthusiasm in Berlin and Frankfurt, and we are happy that Munich now has the opportunity to place its own stamp on the event," Ude said.

Highly favoured for an award is Justin Timberlake, with four nominations, although it was not clear whether he would be present.

Amy Winehouse, Beyonce, Nelly Furtado, Rihanna, Avril Lavigne and My Chemical Romance each have three nominations.

German band Tokio Hotel, Lavigne, Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls, Mika, the Foo Fighters and will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas are to provide the musical backing.

Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode, Joss Stone and Boris Becker are to present the prizes.

Rapper Wyclef Jean will be responsible for the Internet broadcast, while the rock band Foo Fighters will interview stars at a bar.

The inaugural event was held in Berlin in 1994 adn returned to Germany in 2001, when the venue was Frankfurt.

DPA

Subject: German news

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