The MTV Europe Awards were mostly notable for the tale of two screw-ups: Winehouse and Doherty. Amy barely managed to make it through her song:
Winehouse appeared to have trouble remembering the words to her own song, her dancing was stilted and out of step and she was unsteady on her feet.
Babyshambles, though, were as polished as the Osmonds:
Asked what was behind this apparent change, he told Reuters: "Yeh, it's all different now. I don't know ... God, and melody."
Munich music fan Ina Rousseau and her friend Ana Jordan particularly liked Doherty's performance. "He was here. He was singing and not falling down," said Jordan, 26.
Not falling down isn't exactly setting the standard that high, though. Even Amy didn't quite fall down.
For European awards, the prizes went to a surprisingly surburban American idea of what's good music. Avril Lavigne won two, for example, despite her near-eclipse on this side of the Atlantic.
The winners in full:
- 30 Seconds to Mars
BAND OF 2007
- Linkin Park
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
- Nelly Furtado - Loose
MOST ADDICTIVE TRACK
- Avril Lavigne - Girlfriend
- Tokio Hotel
SOLO ARTIST OF 2007
- Avril Lavigne
- Justice - D.A.N.C.E
- Amy Winehouse
Any prize ceremony in which 30 Seconds To Mars leaves clutching a trophy has contained within itself the detail of its own failure.