2012 MTV VMAs Predictions 2 of 11
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
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Who Will Win: Rihanna - "We Found Love"
Who Should Win: Gotye - "Somebody That I Used To Know"
The music video for “We Found Love” is the one thing that Rihanna has done right this year. Despite the heavy subject matter, the visually stunning clip depicts a tumultuous period in Rihanna's life though the uplifting song and beautifully directed video.
Gotye should win because of the trippy visual stills and stop-motion cinematography seen in his video for “Somebody That I Used to Know.” This clip captures the raw emotion of a bad breakup without the shocking narrative as seen in Rihanna's video. Even though I've heard the song a few too many times now, the indie underdog caught my attention with his edgy vocals and artistically colorful video. Gotye has my vote.
Watch the nominated videos below:
Katy Perry "Wide Awake"
Gotye "Somebody That I Used To Know"
Rihanna "We Found Love"
Drake feat. Rihanna "Take Care"
M.I.A. "Bad Girls"