Saturday, May 02, 2020

Victoria Justice Teases Virtual Kids’ Choice Awards, Talks 'Victorious' Reunion

Victoria Justice Teases Virtual Kids’ Choice Awards, Talks 'Victorious' Reunion

Extra’s Jenn Lahmers caught up with Nickelodeon alum Victoria Justice (Zoey 101, Victorious, Fun Size) via Zoom, just days before she hosts the first-ever virtual Kids’ Choice Awards on Nickelodeon.

Though Justice will be hosting from her house, she hinted that “there’s always gonna be slime involved.”

Justice also opened up about what’s she been up while in quarantine with her family. Watch!

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together, a show packed with stars, surprises and slime--and hosted by Victoria Justice, airs Saturday, May 2, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon USA and YTV Canada, and on Nickelodeon channels and programming blocks globally soon after!

From TV Insider:

Victoria Justice Promises Fun, Happiness & Slime in Virtual Kids' Choice Awards 2020

The show must go on — with a few changes. Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards is the first awards show to be virtually produced, making former Victorious star Victoria Justice the first to host such a televised event.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Justice and the rest of the celebrities set to appear during May 2's Kids' Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together are obviously recording from their own homes. "I'm still trying to have fun with it," the host told TV Insider of the "very DIY" show. (She's gotten help from her sister and family.) "I have my own little set-up that I put together to make it festive and fun. I think it's a really cool and unique opportunity. It's obviously a really interesting and challenging time for a lot of people, and I'm excited about being able to talk to the kids about it."

"The format is going to be different, but it's still the Kids' Choice Awards, so it's going to be really fun," she continued. "There's going to be lot of special guests and it's going to get a little slime-y." However, she teased, "I can't tell you who or what or when or where." Will the host herself get slimed? "Who knows?"

Celebrities scheduled to appear include Dwayne Johnson, Ariana Grande, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Camila Cabello, Millie Bobby Brown, Ellen DeGeneres, BTS, Shawn Mendes, Lil Nas X, Dove Cameron, Tom Holland, David Dobrik, Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, SSSniperWolf, and more. The show will also include cast members of The Avengers: Endgame (Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, and Jeremy Renner), and a sneak peek at Nickelodeon’s upcoming live-action series The Astronauts.

Plus, blimp trophies will still be given out, and there will even be a musical performance: Asher Angel with "All Day."

Justice likes that the show doesn't take itself too seriously. "It's all about the kids. It's all about having fun. It's bright and colorful and just goofy and crazy and fun."

With everyone home, "it's a great opportunity for families to watch it together," she added. "It's going to be a nice little dose of encouragement and happiness and joy."

Nickelodeon is also raising awareness for No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America, with a $1 million donation in support of those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. "I'm so excited that Nickelodeon is taking this opportunity to do some good in a big way," Justice said. "It's really incredible."

So tune in May 2 for some slime. You never know when or where it will show up.

Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together, Saturday, May 2, 8/7c, Nickelodeon


From Young Hollywood:


Victoria Justice and Young Hollywood go together like peanut butter and jelly; we've practically grown up together! From her early Nickelodeon days to her music releases and film roles, we have seen it all and rooted for her every step of the way!

But don't think she's left her dear old slime-based studio behind – once a Nick kid, always a Nick kid! Victoria is back to host the Kids' Choice Awards, but this year's ceremony has an appropriate social distancing twist! Due to the quarantine, the entire ceremony, which was pre-recorded, will take place remotely from participants’ homes, and it was definitely a unique experience!

It’s been a hot minute since we last got to chat with our gurl, but thanks to the wonders of technology (and since the quarantine seems to have a knack for inspiring long-awaited reunions), we had the chance to catch up with Victoria this week via Zoom, where she joined us from her family home!

We were also joined by host Tracy Behr and her nieces, who are huge fans of Victoria and came armed with some burning questions, like what her favorite episodes and songs from “Victorious” were and what it was like to recently reunite with her old castmates!

Plus, Victoria tells us how she is passing the time in quarantine when she's not hosting award shows (spoiler alert: she’s cooking a lot!) and she reveals whether or not she might be gracing us with her presence on TikTok anytime soon!

Check out the full video below, and be sure to tune in to the Kids’ Choice Awards tomorrow (Saturday, May 2) at 8pm on Nickelodeon!


From Access Online:

Victoria Justice Loves All The ‘Victorious’ TikTok Videos: ‘It Makes Me So Happy’

Victoria Justice loves how “Victorious” is living on a decade after its debut! Ahead of her big night hosting Nickelodeon’s first virtual Kids’ Choice Awards, the actress told Access Hollywood about her getting love on TikTok. “It’s so sweet, it makes me really, really happy honestly,” she said of fan videos on the platform. “I saw a video the other day of these girls doing the ‘Make It Shine’ dance that I was doing in the big showcase in the pilot episode, and they learned the whole routine, and it was just like the cutest thing ever!” Victoria also told Access about the time she geeked out over getting a compliment from Rihanna at her very first Kids’ Choice Awards. The 2020 KCAs air May 2 at 8/7c on Nickelodeon.


From Hollywood Life:

Victoria Justice Promises There Will BeSlime In ‘Unique’ Kids’ Choice Awards Special & More

The KCAs are going virtual! Victoria Justice is hosting the 2020 Kids’ Choice Awards special and spoke with HL about bringing ‘some light and laughter’ during a dark time and, of course, SLIME!

The ultimate house party is going down on May 2. Nickelodeon will air its first-ever Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together special to benefit No Kid Hungry. The special will be hosted by Victorious alum Victoria Justice. The winners of the 2020 KCAs will be revealed during the special and stars like Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, BTS, the Avengers: Endgame cast and more will make appearances. The KCAs were originally scheduled for March 22, but the awards show was canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. HollywoodLife talked with Victoria ahead of the special about why it was important to still have the KCAs this year.

“I think the Kids’ Choice Awards bring a lot of joy to people and a lot of joy to kids,” Victoria said. “Even though we’re living in crazy times and we can’t do the whole big awards show because it’s obviously not safe right now and not smart to do, I think Nickelodeon is getting creative and people that are doing all these sorts of shows are so getting creative so why not the honor these people, why not so have fun with it and, and bring some light and some laughter and some slime to people’s living rooms. Even though I am hosting from my own home, I think it’s still going to be really fun. It’s going to be a unique KCAs for sure.”

The Kids’ Choice Awards is without a doubt the most fun awards show every year. Even though the KCAs will be from home this year, kids can still expect it to be a blast. “It’s going to be creative, and it’s going to be a little different,” Victoria continued. “I think it’s going to be cool for people to see because they voted for these people from their homes, and we’re going to get to see them accepting the award from their home. I think it’s just like a really unique perspective and experience and one that we won’t forget.”

When you talk about the KCAs, you have to talk about slime. The Kids’ Choice Awards may look a little different this year, but there will always be slime. “I always have to be a little discreet when talking about the slime because I don’t want to give too much away. That’s always a fun surprise. But I will say that there definitely is slime involved. It’s really fun,” Victoria teased. Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together special will air at 8 p.m. on Nickelodeon.


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Originally published: Friday, May 01, 2020 at 00:49 BST.
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