Did you know? FOX held its annual Teen Choice Awards on August 17, at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. Some of the biggest stars from television, social media, music, and the Internet, including Ellen DeGeneres, Britney Spears, and actors Vin Diesel and John Stamos were present last night.
The show opened with the band 5 Seconds of Summer performing their new hit song. Throughout the night, singers such as the British band Little Mix, Flo Rida and Robin Thicke featured their hit songs, spreading their enthusiasm to keep the night exciting and lively.
The rest of the night was hosted by actor Josh Peck, actress Gina Rodriguez, and rapper Ludacris. The winners in each category, as the event’s name suggests, were dependent on teenagers’ choices. In addition, this year’s event allowed teens to choose the categories as well. As a result, awards were given to teen celebrities like Shawn Mendes and Cameron Dallas, from Instagram and Vine social media sites.
With its memorable performances and popular award winners, this year’s Teen Choice Awards embodied the spirit of youth nationwide.
I had the honor of attending this memorable awards ceremony, as my first real “concert” with celebrities everywhere. I was even able to get a picture with Dylan Snyder, from Disney Channel (yes, I admit, sometimes I still watch the channel)!! I had received tickets from my affiliation with the amazing National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) group, through which I came to know of girls and women who are breaking barriers to conquer their dreams.
From the entire night, I actually found Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” performance the most memorable and beautiful. After her solo on the piano, she rose to sing in front of an audience waving their lights back and forth in the dark room. The overall effect made it seem like she was singing to a stage filled with fireflies. At the end too, she commemorated teens who have truly strived to make an impact, including NCWIT’s own Sophia Sanchez-Maes! For those of you teens who watched the awards night last night, the teenagers who steeped out on stage during Platten’s song are truly hardworking and successful teens who have made something of their lives, through a little hard work and determination. You too can become like them someday, if you put in all your effort to fight for something you believe in.
As a whole, last night was a remarkable night, and I am proud to say that I was able to store it in my longterm memory 😉 Till next time, readers!