MTV taped it's final 2 hour episode of TRL after being on the air for 10 years. Former host Carson Daily returned to the once popular music video countdown show which was canceled due to low ratings. Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, P. Diddy, Snoop Dogg, Nelly, Ludacris, Hillary Duff, Taylor Swift and 50 Cent stopped by the final episode to remember the show and perform some of their hit songs.
"Folks who helped make TRL what is, whether that's Justin, and his guys in N' Sync, the Backstreet Boys, Britney, Eminem - I think we would love to see all of them here," Sirulnick told the AP.
"I'm going to miss TRL," rapper Eminem said in a statement. "Where else will I be able to start feuds, defend my honor vigorously and act like an angry teenager on national TV? Oh wait ... The VMAs!" source
Watch some of the performance videos below.
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A constant victim of sagging ratings, the music video countdown show will conclude in a two-hour special on a Saturday afternoon in November, executive producer Dave Sirulnick said on Monday.
“We want to close this era of `TRL’ in a big celebratory way, and 10 is a great number,” Sirulnick said. “And
10 is the number that `TRL’ counted down every single day for 10 years,
and we hit this 10th (anniversary) and we thought, `You know what? This
feels like the right time and let’s celebrate
it and let’s reward it. And let’s let it have a little bit of a rest
for a minute.’ Let it catch its breath! Been working hard — for 10
MTV'S "Total Request Live" will air its final episode Sunday and the show's original host, Carson Daly, will be back for what he calls his "high school reunion." "I didn't actually go to my own high school reunion, but that's what this 'Total Finale Live' is starting to feel like," Daly told the Daily News. "I'm nostalgic in a way that I would be if I heard some of the names of people that I went to high school with." "Total Finale Live," a two-hour tribute to the long-running music video countdown show, will air at 8 p.m. and will include performances by Beyoncé, 50 Cent, the Backstreet Boys and Fall Out Boy. Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Travis Barker, Kid Rock and JC Chasez will also be on hand to talk about what the show has meant to their careers. Daly suspects even more names will pop up at the last minute. Daly can still recall his first day on the job, back in 1998, when it was just him and three camera guys making a dinky show about music videos. "There was no audience, no Times Square, and no kids in the room," said Daly. "But it was just the perfect storm of pop culture and it snowballed from there." Over the course of five years, Daly interviewed everyone from Madonna to Eminem to Britney Spears. "It wasn't a job, it was a lifestyle, so it's hard to articulate how profound of a time that was for me and what it's done for me since," Daly said. source
BEYONCE IF I WERE A BOY
50 Cent's live performance:
Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, and Nelly's live performance: