Rick Astley: best act ever

I am delighted to accounce that Rick Astley won Best Act Ever at the MTV European Music Awards this weekend. It seems Rick is marginally less delighted, having stayed away from the awards themselves and issued a statement which sounded stoic rather than over the moon:

I am honoured that my fans worked so hard to help me win Best Act Ever at the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards.

This is the first time I have been nominated for the EMAs and I would like to thank everyone who voted for me.

I think maybe he suspects that some of the voters were having a laugh. Which, to be fair, we sort of were, but only because we think you’re brilliant, Rick!

YouTube won’t let me embed a video, so here’s a boring old link.

MTV awards

These are the nominees for “Best act ever” in the MTV European music awards, which take place next month:

  • Britney Spears
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Green Day
  • RICK ASTLEY
  • Tokio Hotel
  • U2

If, like me, you find that one name on that list stands out especially for you, you can register your preference by voting.  Far be it from me to suggest whom you should be voting for, of course.