Even at this lighter-than-air, kid-friendly TV show, there are things we can learn about the state of entertainment in 2020.
To state the obvious, the Kids' Choice Awards are not the Grammys or the Oscars. Last time we checked, there was no K in EGOT. Slime is the main attraction at this show. And yet, even at this lighter-than-air, kid-friendly TV show, there are things we can learn about the state of entertainment in 2020. Here are seven takeaways from this year's show.
Kids like a lot of the same music adults do: Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy," which swept the Grammys on Jan. 26, also won the favorite song award at the Kids' Choice Awards. In fact, five of the six Kids' Choice nominees for favorite song were Grammy finalists earlier this year. Ariana Grande's "7 Rings" and Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" were also Grammy-nominated for record of the year. Taylor Swift's "You Need to Calm Down" and Jonas Brothers' "Sucker" were Grammy-nominated in pop performance categories. (The sixth Kids' Choice nominee, Maroon 5's "Memories," was released too late to qualify for this past year's Grammys, but will be eligible this coming year.)