See that face? That’s the face of an EMA champ!
Ahhhhhh!!!! After one of the tightest, most stressful MTV awards show battles in recent memory, Austin Mahone has won the 2013 MTV EMA for Artist On The Rise! Thanks to your millions and millions of Mahomie-driven votes, the “Banga Banga” singer managed to beat out Lorde, Bridgit Mendler, Cody Simpson, Cher Lloyd, and even his greatest contender, Ariana Grande.
Seriously, Austin and Ariana were, like, neck and neck for votes right up until the winner was announced at the NYC-hosted EMA kickoff! IDK about you guys, but this was like watching two perfect little creatures fighting for your affections — oh wait, because it was. SIMILE OVER.
Watch Austin Mahone accept his Artist On The Rise EMA after the jump!
So, let’s all take a sigh of relief, give a single-file high-five line to the other nominees and their fans à la elementary school rec soccer (#sportsmanship), and, um, FREAK THE EFF OUT BECAUSE AUSTIN MAHONE WON! So many feelings right now, yeah? Well, there’s only one way that we know how to productively work through our emotions. Time for a celebratory GIF party!!!!