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It could be the night of the diva in Madrid at the MTV Europe Awards on Sunday, with Lady Gaga and Katy Perry leading the field with five nominations apiece and "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria hosting the event.

The U.S. singers go head-to-head in four categories -- best pop act, best song, best female act and best video -- at one of the music industry's biggest annual showcases outside the United States.

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Completing the nominations for Lady Gaga is best live act and for Katy Perry "best world stage performance."

Longoria warned fans to expect the unexpected on a night when acts including Perry, Bon Jovi, Ke$ha, Kid Rock, Kings of Leon, Linkin Park, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and Shakira are all set to appear.

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"I have an intense love of music and have been a host before and my family is from Spain, so it's a perfect fit in Madrid," Longoria told Reuters in a recent interview. "I'm excited about it and I love to be challenged in new ways."

One of those challenges was make a spoof rap video for the music channel's website -- an experience the actress described as "pretty terrifying."

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Elsewhere in the nominations list, rapper Eminem has four nominations including best song, best male act, best hip hop and best video for his Rihanna collaboration "Love the Way You Lie."

British stadium rockers Muse, along with 30 Seconds to Mars, Linkin Park and Kings of Leon, find themselves up against "Prince of Darkness" Ozzy Osbourne in the best rock category.

Canadian pop phenomenon Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, B.o.B, Plan B and Jason Derulo are nominated for best new act.

Bon Jovi will receive the inaugural Global Icon prize at the ceremony, which will be broadcast live on MTV websites. Most of the categories are decided by a public online vote.

According to MTV, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, David Bryan and Tico Torres have sold more than 125 million albums, performed over 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries to 35 million fans and were the number one touring act in the world in 2008.

Here are the major category nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards:

Best Rock:

Kings of Leon

Linkin Park

Thirty Seconds to Mars

Muse

Ozzy Osbourne

Best Pop:

Lady Gaga

Usher

Katy Perry

Miley Cyrus

Rihanna

Best Live Act:

Bon Jovi

Lady Gaga

Muse

Kings of Leon

Linkin Park

Best Male:

Eminem

Justin Bieber

Usher

Enrique Iglesias

Kanye West

Best Female:

Lady Gaga

Katy Perry

Miley Cyrus

Shakira

Rihanna

Best New Act:

Ke$ha

B.o.B.

Jason Derulo

Plan B

Justin Bieber

Best Alternative:

Gorillaz

Gossip

Paramore

Vampire Weekend

Arcade Fire

Best Hip-Hop:

T.I.

Eminem

Kanye West

Lil Wayne

Snoop Dogg

Best Song:

Usher, "OMG"

Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg, "California Gurls"

Eminem feat. Rihanna, "Love the Way You Lie"

Rihanna, "Rude Boy"

Lady Gaga, "Bad Romance"

Best Video:

Thirty Seconds to Mars, "Kings and Queens"

Katy Perry, "California Gurls"

Lady Gaga feat. Beyoncé, "Telephone"

Plan B, "Prayin'"

Eminem feat. Rihanna, "Love the Way You Lie"

(Writing and reporting by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato)

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