Tuesday, October 29, 2013

EXO wins Best Korea Act in 2013 MTV EMA

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
Twelve-member K-pop band EXO won the Best Korea Act in the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMA), besting fellow Hallyu acts U-KISS, B.A.P, Boyfriend and girl group SISTAR.

On the other hand, Vietnam’s My Tam won the Best Southeast Asia Act, edging Filipina singer Sarah Geronimo, Hafiz from Malaysia, Noah from Indonesia, Olivia Ong from Singapore and Slot Machine from Thailand.
Chris Lee won the Best Mainland China & Hong Kong Act over Eason Chan, Jane Zhang, Khalil Fong and Sun Nan.
Show Lo won the Best Taiwan Act against Vanness Wu, Jam Hsiao, JJ Lin and Rainie Yang.
The Best Japan Act was won by Momoiro Clover Z. Other nominees are EXILE, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, MIYAVI and ONE OK ROCK.
The local winners have moved on to the next round of competition for the Worldwide Act Award.
EXO and Momoiro Clover Z will compete with each other to know who will be the Korea-Japan Worldwide Act nominee.
My Tam, Chris Lee and Show Lo will compete for the Asia Worldwide Act category.
Fans have until Oct. 31 to vote for their favorite regional act on the MTV EMA website. The winners in Asia and Korea-Japan will battle for the Worldwide Act along with regional winners from North Europe, Central Europe, South Europe, East Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Latin America, North America, and Africa/India/Middle East.
The winner for the Worldwide Act will be announced during the broadcast of the MTV EMA in Amsterdam on Nov. 11.
For this year, a total of 186 artists from 51 countries became nominees for the Worldwide Act voting contest.
Here’s the complete list of local winners in the 2013 MTV EMA:
Best Adria Act: Frenkie
Best Africa Act: LCNVL
Best Australia Act: Cody Simpson
Best Belgian Act: Stromae
Best Brazilian Act: Fresno
Best Canada Act: Justin Bieber
Best Czech and Slovak Act: Celeste Buckingham
Best Danish Act: Jimilian
Best Dutch Act: Kensington
Best Finnish Act: Isac Elliot
Best French Act: Shaka Ponk
Best German Act: Lena
Best Greek Act: Demy
Best Hungarian Act: Ivan and the Parazol
Best India Act: Yo Yo Honey Singh
Best Israeli Act: The Ultras
Best Italian Act: Marco Mengoni
Best Japan Act: Momoiro Clover Z
Best Korea Act: EXO
Best LatAm Central Act: Anna Carina
Best LatAm North Act: Paty Cantú
Best LatAm South Act: Airbag
Best Mainland China & Hong Kong Act: Chris Lee
Best Middle East Act: Ahmed Soultan
Best New Zealand Act: Lorde
Best Norwegian Act: Admiral P
Best Polish Act: Bednarek
Best Portuguese Act: Filipe Pinto
Best Romanian Act: Smiley
Best Russian Act: Zemfira
Best Southeast Asia Act: My TAM
Best Spanish Act: Auryn
Best Swedish Act: Avicii
Best Swiss Act: Bastian Baker
Best Taiwan Act: Show Lo
Best UK & Ireland Act: One Direction
Best US Act: Miley Cyrus

Link to my original article on Manila Bulletin online http://www.mb.com.ph/exo-wins-best-korea-act-in-2013-mtv-ema/
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