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Gotye Takes Out First Round of the “Worldwide Act” Category


Gotye Takes Out First Round of the “Worldwide Act” Category

The Battle Continues: Gotye vs Han Geng



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Auckland, New Zealand – 15 October 2012 – MTV Australia and New Zealand are proud to announce today that local artist Gotye has taken out the title of Best Australia / New Zealand Act , the first round of the Worldwide Act category. Gotye will now go on to compete against Asia’s winner, Han Geng, to represent Asia Pacific at the 2012 MTV EMA for the Worldwide Act award. Hosted by Heidi Klum, the 19th annual awards show will broadcast live from Frankfurt’s historic Festhalle on Monday, November 12, from 8AM AEDT.

The Worldwide Act category celebrates the range and breadth of all the music that MTV has to offer by showcasing incredible artists from all across the globe. From now until October 30, fans will be able to vote for their favorite regional act on

For the first round of voting for the category, 360, Gin Wigmore, Gotye, Kimbra and Temper Trap were in the running to represent Australia and New Zealand but in the end, there could only be one winner. Belgian-born, Australia-raised Gotye’s international breakout single Somebody That I Used to Know hit number one on iTunes charts in an astonishing 46 countries. An innovative video boosted the song’s buzz and is now YouTube’s 17th most viewed video of all time.
The representative for Asia Pacific will be announced on Tuesday, October 30, along with the other regional winners from Europe, Latin America, North America, and Africa/India/Middle East. These five regional nominees will then battle for votes for the Worldwide Act distinction with the winner named at the show in Frankfurt.

Taylor Swift, Muse
, No Doubt, Carly Rae Jepsen, fun. and Rita Ora are confirmed to perform at the 2012 MTV EMA. MTV will announce additional EMA performers and presenters at a later date. As previously announced, Rihanna and Taylor Swift top the list of the 2012 MTV EMA nominees with six and five nods, respectively, with Justin Bieber and Katy Perry following closely behind with four nominations each. Lady Gaga, Lana Del Rey, Nicki Minaj, Carly Rae Jepsen, fun., Jay Z and Kanye West each received three EMA nominations, while Green Day, Gotye, Pitbull, Flo Rida, Rita Ora, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Jack White and One Direction are up for two awards.

About the 2012 MTV EMA
The “2012 MTV EMA” will air across MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching nearly 700 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s more than 200 digital media properties around the world. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers for the “2012 MTV EMA.”

For the second year in a row, MTV is inviting fans everywhere to have a say in which artist deserves the Biggest Fans award. The more fans engage with the EMA content featured on MTV’s digital platforms in the weeks leading up to the show, the more their participation and points can boost the chances for their favorite artist to win the Biggest Fans prize on November 11th. Additionally, fans participating in the MegaFan competition on MTV’s EMA platforms can earn a chance to win a trip to the 2012 MTV EMA in Frankfurt. Fans can vote for EMA categories, including Best New, Best Live and more by visiting online or on their mobile phones. Voting for EMA categories is open now until 11:59PM CET on Friday, November 9th, 2012.

The “2011 MTV EMA”, held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, was the event’s most watched telecast ever with more than 39 million viewers tuning in to MTV and VIVA channels around the world. The 18th annual show saw a double-digit increase year over year with the coveted P12-34 demographic and enjoyed a +29% increase in unique visitors to the EMA website on show day. The “2011 MTV EMA” also drew an impressive total of 158 million votes worldwide, a huge growth of +236% year over year.

The 2012 MTV EMA is presented by Student Flights.



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