The AMA awards are on Sunday night. How can they claim to honor the best in music if the best isn’t on the list? Makes the whole competition null and void as far as I’m concerned. I’m not watching!
Karen has an explanation for this.
Hi, I did some research on the voting for the American Music Awards and this is what I found.
While the Grammy Awards are awarded based on votes by members of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the AMA’s are determined by a poll of music buyers and the public. The American Music Awards have nominations based on sales, airplay, activity on social networks, and video viewing and can nominate only the works released between 1 December of the previous year and 1 September of the current year. Before 2010 had nominations based only on sales and airplay and nominated every work, even if old. The Grammys have nominations based on vote of the Academy and only nominate a work from their eligibility period that changes often.
I think that maybe the category they would be best suited for would be the Favorite Adult Contemporary Award. Adult contemporary tends to have lush, soothing and highly polished qualities where emphasis on melody and harmonies is accentuated. It is usually melodic enough to get a listener’s attention, and is inoffensive and pleasurable enough to work well as background music. Like most of pop music, its songs tend to be written in a basic format employing a verse–chorus structure.
I think that since IL VOLO is not marketed to radio stations and they don’t do video’s on MTV it is difficult for them to be taken serious as award winning vocalists as we all know they are. Sometimes I feel so sorry for IL VOLO for the world has no idea what they are missing.