What do burping, volcanic slime, and the Jonas Brothers have in common? They all took center stage at the 22nd annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California, this weekend. Ninety million votes were cast in 18 different categories!
The Burp Award was given based on live performance and not votes, however. That award went to Rico from The Penguins of Madagascar after the animated flightless marine bird belched out a loud one!
Promising more slime than ever before, host Duane Johnson, star of Race to Witch Mountain “rocked” the show with his funny, upbeat personality. He promised kids everywhere to make this year’s show the slimiest ever. But there was just one problem: he needed to find the key to activate the “volcanic slime eruption.”
While he looked, the Jonas Brothers brought down the house down with their performance of “S.O.S” and “Burnin’ Up.” Sparks literally flew off the stage as they sang. The Jonas Brothers came away from the annual event slimed and honored as Best Musical Group.
The audience then went wild for The Pussycat Dolls who performed “When I Grow Up” and “Jai Ho.”
Actor Will Ferrell broke the show’s slime record by sliding down a 200-foot “slip ‘n’ slime” into a pool of the green stuff.
“I’m about to cry and barf all at the same time!” He shouted after climbing out of the goo.
During the awards show, viewers voted online to pick Johnson’s next funny stunt. The options were: sing opera, knit leg warmers, or dress like Miley Cyrus.
It’s not too hard to guess which option viewers picked!
Johnson came onstage in a bright orange rhinestone dress. He also wore a long wig, along with his goatee. Miley adjusted the top of his dress for him before she was named Best Female Singer. She started to cry as held onto her award, which is a replica of the Nickelodeon blimp.
“I really thought I was going to lose,” she said.
In the end, Johnson learned he needed a musical key to activate the volcanic slime pyramid. The Jonas Brothers saved the day when they sang in the musical key of “G” for green. The whole auditorium shook as slime erupted into the crowd!
Gotta love that slime!
Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Winners
Favorite Movie: High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Favorite Animated Movie: Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Favorite Movie Actress: Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical 3: Senior Year)
Favorite Movie Actor: Will Smith (Hancock)
Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie: Jack Black (Kung Fu Panda)
Favorite Music Group: The Jonas Brothers
Favorite Female Singer: Miley Cyrus
Favorite Male Singer: Jesse McCartney
Favorite Song: “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” (Beyoncé)
Favorite Reality Show: American Idol
Favorite TV Show: iCarly
Favorite TV Actress: Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place)
Favorite TV Actor: Dylan Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody)
Favorite Cartoon: SpongeBob SquarePants
Big Green Help Award: Leonardo DiCaprio
Favorite Male Athlete: Peyton Manning
Favorite Female Athlete: Candace Parker
Favorite Video Game: Guitar Hero World Tour
Favorite Book: Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
— Mariam El Hasan, Scholastic News Kid Reporter
Photo: Kid Reporter Mariam El Hasan talks to Brenda Song, who plays hotel heiress London Tipton on Suite Life on Deck, at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, March 28, 2009. (Photo courtesy Mariam El Hasan)