CNCO and Keke Palmer both made their MTV VMAs performance debuts at the 2020 awards show yesterday, and where to even begin?
Two major musical acts made their VMA debuts back-to-back at the 2020 Video Music Awards, and we don’t know which one to rave about first! First up, we had Keke Palmer pausing on her hosting duties to whip out a snippet of her new summer jam, “Snack,” followed by Latin American boy band CNCO giving us their extremely playlist-friendly track, “Beso.” Where to begin? Well, since Keke held down the whole shebang, let’s start with her.
Clad in a neon yellow zip-up leotard that stretched all the way to her Day-Glo manicured fingers, which she paired with a lime Jell-O see-through visor, Palmer kicked off the doubleheader with her feel-good, feeling yourself anthem, “Snack,” off of her new EP, Virgo Tendencies, Pt. 1. From the high-energy choreography to the lyrics promoting self-love – not to mention the 2020 VMA host’s all-around stellar performance – it would be pretty hard to keep a smile from creeping across your face as you watch the Hustlers star do her thing from home.
Then, as Keke closed out her set, the five deeply crushable dudes of CNCO – that’s Erick Brian Colón, Christopher Vélez, Zabdiel De Jesús, Richard Camacho, and Joel Pimentel – emerged from the fancy cars surrounding Palmer’s mini-stage. Crooning us with their latest fire-breathing single, the group nearly swept us off our feet with their killer vocals and incredible dance moves, including some totally unexpected, high-flying acrobatics performed atop a sedan.
Like I already said, tonight marked both Keke and CNCO’s first turns on the VMA 2020 stage. Here’s hoping there are many more performances in their respective futures.
Follow along with all our MTV VMAs coverage here, including our complete VMAs winners list. More on the VMAs performance line-up here and don't forget to catch up and rewatch the 2020 Video Music Awards, which aired live in Australia this morning, Monday, August 31 at 10am AEST.
This article was written by Harron Walker, and originally appeared on MTV.com. It's been edited for local eyes.