YouTube Music Awards Gets Mixed Reviews

The video website's first award show was streamed live online.
2:14 | 11/04/13

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First ever youtube video musing awards. Oh, wow, that was one of the quiet moments. There were so many unexpected and quirky ones. Li linzie janis has the story. Reporter: A homemade mashups of hits made te nom nons. Like rebecca black's friday. ♪ Friday freud gotta get down ♪ Reporter: Gangnam style. And most recently, what does the fox say? ♪ What does the fox say ♪ ♪ I've gotta know ♪ Reporter: Then a series on so-called live musing videos. Like this one, to the song "afterlife." And this one, starring viral violinist lindsey sterling. The idea to honor the spontaneous creators of youtube. The unscripted creativity led by host jason schwartzman and reggie hines. The winner's name is somewhere on the stage. This isn't it. It seemed too unfocused for people to tell other people what they were watching. It seemed very unshareable. Reporter: Watch this bizarre scene. Do we get to keep the babies? Reporter: From crying babies to a crying gaga. ♪ I need more than that ♪ Reporter: The barefoot singer playing her new song with tears streaming down her face. Video of the year went to pop band girls generation for their song, "i gotta boy." And rapper eminem took home artist of the year. Thanks, everybody, for coming out man. I'm out. Peace. Reporter: At the peak of the awards, 215,000 viewers. An hour into the show, tens of thousands of viewers had dropped out. Some thinking it was too different. Weird and wonderful or just plain weird. Yeah, it's going the take

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