For the past 10 years, music lovers have been glued to their televisions every weekday afternoon for MTV’s Total Request Live. And last night, MTV hosted “Total Finale Live,” a fitting end to a decade-long reign.
Starting the night off right, Beyonce Knowles treated the crowd at MTV’s Times Square Studios to a trio of hits including “If I Were a Boy,” “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” and “Crazy in Love,” while stars like Justin Timberlake, Diddy, Kid Rock and Vanessa Minnillo mingled with party guests.
Speaking of Hilary Duff, Taylor Swift told press that her first experience with TRL was as an audience member, where she got to see the “Lizzie McGuire” starlet in person. "When I was 14, I was actually on a trip to New York City with my friends. We snuck in to TRL ... and watched Hilary Duff!"
Former veejay Vanessa Minnillo reminisced, "I do know one thing that sticks out is when I was hosting and Mark Wahlberg was my guest. A crazed fan came and attacked him, so being the damsel in distress that I was, I threw my guest in front of me to defend myself, of course! That clip has now played over and over and over, and it's a running joke here."
And Mr. TRL himself, Carson Daly, revealed, "Nothing really stood out. I guess traveling, like TRL at the Super Bowl was incredible. I lived in The Bahamas one summer, which was nuts. We did TRL there. It was more like those bigger chunks that were cool. It was crazy."