Sam Smith delivered a jolt of energy during his performance at the 2020 MTV Europe Music Awards on Sunday (Nov. 8).
The British pop singer shined with his new single, "Diamonds," off their third studio album Love Goes. The performance kicked off with Smith grooving along on the stage, the red curtains still down, as the music begins. As the curtains open, the camera reveals that the crooner is in an empty theater -- something viewers are used to seeing during awards shows as the global coronavirus pandemic continues.
As the musician sings, they walk to the back of the stage, where a screen lifts to reveal another that flashes with lightning on a blood-red background. "My diamonds leave with you/ You're never gonna hear my heart break/ Never gonna move in dark ways/ Baby, you're so cruel," they croon.