I usually watch it every year, and it might be because I didn't really know a lot about the performers, but I thought it was a real snoozefest and stopped watching after an hour. Also, I really think they should give more awards on air.
Agreed that they should give out more awards on air. And I'm probably biased about the performances because I really do like Billy Talent and Marianas Trench, haha. I thought Hannah Georgas was pretty good too.
They headline arenas here so yes.
I'm also a little sad that that BT didn't win anything. Doubt Silverstein would ever win or any "punk" inspired band for that matter, unless they became super popular. All of my favourite Canadian bands (Living With Lions, The Flatliners, Carpenter) will never be recognized at the Juno Awards, as has already sort of been discussed in this thread.
The fact that Carley Rae Jensen won album of the year over marianas trench is a joke. I don't hang Carley Rae but come on....
It's all based on money, haha. That song was huge, I was in Ecuador last summer and even then I couldn't escape her.