"This show won't blow," Jeong sang with Nicki Minaj near the start of the telecast. Since it's been five years since the Billboard Music Awards graced network television, it wasn't a joke so much as a desperate plea. Yet throughout the night, the "Community"/"Hangover" star smashed a banjo and impersonated Flavor Flav, doing his high-energy best to stand out in the Top 40 world of pop music. By and large he succeeded, even if Train lead singer Patrick Monahan joked, "Why are you here?" Sure, some in the audience may have been wondering the same thing, but amid an industry that celebrates Train's nondescript adult pop, Jeong is downright electrifying.
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