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Friday, May 21, 2010

16th Kral VMAs Criticised

By Adelind Osmanlı reporting from Munich, Germany

Screencap of reportThe TV critic for Taraf newspaper's Telesiyej column has criticised the 16th Kral VMAs saying that Turks haven't got the hang of presenting award ceremonies yet.

"It was an organisation with good intentions, but it's hard to say that it resulted in a good result ... but I want to ask one thing in particular; is this the way a mega star is presented? Shouldn't he have been prepared in a simple yet expensive mise-en-scène (lighting, entrance, exit, etc)? Shouldn't a mega star who has currently rocked the joint with just one song from an album - out in a few weeks - have been presented in a more attentive fashion?

"Tarkan, after all this time appeared in front of the public with a new song in a so-so fashion on stage... and when the song was over, he left the same way. (Without even waiting for the applause to end, the image was cut.)

"And there's another thing... in our ceremony shows we have put a lot of faith in 3D animation techniques. 3D animation was used to a tiring and useless degree and the Kral Music Awards ... we need to get help from abroad before we know what we are doing!"

Meanwhile in media portal Haberturk, columnist Oben Budak is critical of the 16th Kral VMAs and stars lip-syncing their performances today as correspondent Esin Övet, in her 19 May dated article, complains about the organisation, but says that "Tarkan's energy warmed up" the place by opening the event.

"However, it wasn't nice that he just left without saying a few words. As host [his company organised the event] Tarkan should have appeared at the aftershow party, but he didn't do that either."

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