The 2013 VMAs pre-show is going to get the night of music started before the annual awards show actually begins. MTV announced that pop stars Austin Mahone and Ariana Grande will kick off the pre-show on the right foot and perform as celebrities are walking the red carpet.
Mahone will sing his hit single “What About Love,” while Grande will perform “The Way” and “Baby I” off her forthcoming album “Yours Truly.” To make the night even more exciting, Nervo will serve as guest DJs on the red carpet.
Fans of Mahone and Grande will get to see more of them than just their pre-show appearances, though. Both musicians will co-host MTV’s “10 on Top” (Grande on Aug. 17, Mahone on Aug. 24) and Mahone will perform at a special free pop-up show on Aug. 24 as well.
The 2013 VMA pre-show kicks off live at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Aug. 25, while the actual Video Music Awards start at 9 p.m. ET/PT.