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Live television: Not easy

That was the theme of the night for hosts Kevin McHale and Demi Lovato and virtually everyone who appeared on stage as a presenter. The audience seemed really uninterested in any of the show's connective tissue, and as a result most of the attempts at comedy fell flat. McHale and Lovato found their footing as the show went on, but as a whole the production was pretty bumpy. -- Rick Porter, Zap2itGetty Images