MTV News drops by Perry's Seattle show on Wednesday for live announcements at 11 p.m. ET.
By Gil Kaufman

Katy Perry
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We already promised you that we'd have some heavy-hitters around on Wednesday night (July 20) to help announce the nominees for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. But now we can reveal that at 11 p.m. ET, none other than Katy Perry will drop in to help make the announcement on MTV and stick around for a live-stream chat about them on

We'll be visiting Perry — who has had a stellar video year thanks to such mega clips as "California Gurls," "Teenage Dream," "Firework" and "E.T." — in Seattle, the latest stop of her Teenage Dream summer blowout. And Perry will be just one of several special guests who will pop in to talk about the VMA nominations.

The nominations special and live stream will serve up even more bold names as well as music experts employing Skype, Twitter and Facebook to give post-VMA nominee-announcement commentary and reactions.

This year's VMAs return once more to Los Angeles, where the 28th annual show will air live on Sunday, August 28, from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

To watch video of the biggest moments from last year's VMAs, get the full list of last year's show winners, and check out fashion, celebrity and music commentary from the show's red carpet, check out And while you wait for the real voting to begin, head over to our Newsroom poll to pick who you think should lead the nominations.

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