MTV and When We All Vote today announced the lineup of performers and special guests slated for “MTV’s Prom-athon,” a virtual prom event streaming live Friday, May 22nd at 9PM ET/PT on MTV YouTube and will be featured on MTV’s platforms globally. DJ Khaled will take the reins as ‘Prom Boss’ and kick off an epic night of performances from Chloe x Halle, DJ Pauly D and KYLE with special appearances from Bebe Rexha, Becky G, When We All Vote Ambassador Fat Joe and Co-Chair Janelle Monáe, Tory Lanez and more, plus tutorials from Julianne Hough (dance), internet sensation Bretman Rock (glam) and celebrity stylist Chris Appleton (hair).
The 24-hour star-studded event will kick off with an all-day on-air takeover on MTV featuring prom-themed throwback movies, including 17 Again, Bring It On, Clueless and Grease, and short-form original content highlighting the winning schools and students of the 2020 Prom Challenge for creating the most creative nonpartisan voter registration efforts in the country. Helping them to celebrate, AJ Mitchell, DDG, Mario, Laura Marano and more special guests will make special on-air appearances. Following the takeover, the virtual prom party will go global, with a digital live stream at 9pm ET/6pm PT on MTV YouTube and following on MTV’s digital platforms around the world.
In partnership with Michelle Obama’s nonpartisan organization, When We All Vote, MTV Prom-athon looks to celebrate the Class of 2020, whose proms and graduations have all been canceled due to COVID-19, with a special focus on commemorating another important milestone for young people this year: registering and voting in the national election in November. Announced last week on the Today Show, the former First Lady surprised student leaders from the 20 winning high schools in a private Zoom call, where they learned about their win and received congratulations for their efforts and impact of the work. Additionally, she announced that the 24-hour star-studded MTV event would bring students from across the country together.
2020 Prom Challenge Winners Include:
- Dobson High School – Mesa, AZ
- Western School of Science & Technology – Phoenix, AZ
- Norte Vista High School – Riverside, CA
- Compton Early College High School – Compton, CA
- Community Charter Early College High School – Lake View Terrace, CA
- Thurgood Marshall Academy PCHS – Washington, DC
- Hialeah Gardens HS – Hialeah Gardens, FL
- Meadowcreek High School – Norcross, GA
- TF North High School – Calumet City, IL
- Muchin College Prep – Chicago, IL
- Communication and Media Arts High School – Detroit, MI
- Cass Technical High School – Detroit, MI
- John F. Kennedy High School – Winston – Salem, NC
- R.J. Reynolds High School – Winston – Salem, NC
- Valley High School – Las Vegas, NV
- STEM Academy at Showalter – Chester, PA
- Abraham Lincoln High School – Philadelphia, PA
- Building 21 High School – Allentown, PA
- Westbury High School – Houston, TX
- Golda Meir High School – Milwaukee, WI
With over 4 million Americans turning 18 between now and the 2020 general election, MTV and When We All Vote have been working to integrate voter registration into young people’s lives by making the process of voting easy, fun, and social. By gathering the Class of 2020 for a music-filled experience full of exciting surprises, MTV will be creating a memorable milestone for everyone to enjoy as their very own prom night – complete with celebrity talent and exclusive performances – thereby bringing the magic of the classic coming-of-age event into everyone’s homes and coupling it with the right of passage of voting.
Find out more at: prom.mtv.com.
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