LOS ANGELES, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An all-star slate of presenters joining host Josh Duhamel and recently announced performers Pitbull, Christina Aguilera and Ke$ha has been revealed for Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, airing live this Saturday, March 23, at 8 p.m. (ET/tape delayed for West Coast). Sandra Bullock, Steve Carell (Despicable Me 2), Neil Patrick Harris (The Smurfs 2), Chris Pine (Star Trek Into Darkness), Kristen Wiig (Despicable Me 2), Jaden Smith (After Earth), Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars), Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory), Miranda Cosgrove (Despicable Me 2), Big Time Rush, Cory Monteith (Glee), Jennette McCurdy (Sam & Cat), Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat), Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), Ashley Tisdale (Scary Movie 5) and superstar athletes, Dwight Howard and Gabby Douglas will hand out the annual slimefest's coveted orange blimp awards this year with special appearances by Amanda Seyfried (Epic), Josh Hutcherson (Epic), Fergie, Steven Tyler, Scott Baio (See Dad Run), Jerry Trainor (Wendell & Vinnie), Megan Fox, Nick Cannon (Americas Got Talent), Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family), Darren Criss, Melissa Benoist (Glee), Mike "The Miz" Mizanin (WWE Superstar) and Sophia Grace and Rosie (breakout internet sensations). With a record-breaking 326 million votes already in from around the world, kids can still cast their votes until 8pm (ET) on March 23 in 22 total categories across all of Nickelodeon's digital outlets, including Nick.com, Nick Mobile app as well as Nickelodeon's Facebook page and Twitter feed.
As recently announced, multi-talented global superstars Pitbull, featuring Grammy Award-winning vocalist Christina Aguilera, and Ke$ha will ignite the stage with their respective hits "Feel This Moment" and "C'Mon." Leading into the awards, special guest correspondents Daniella Monet (Victorious) and the four friends from Nick Studio 10 will capture all the action on the orange carpet in a live stream on Nick.com and multiple platforms -- Android and iPhone smart phones and iPads. During The "We're Making A Pre-Show" Pre-Show, kids will be able to participate in the experience with total access to live event coverage and interact with their favorite stars in many ways.
Fans at home will be able to submit questions to the pre-show correspondents for the celebrities and vote on different activities for them to do on the fun fan-filled carpet. In addition to a trampoline, complete with aerialists, kids will get to see celebrities getting silly in the interactive GIF booth where they can don wacky wigs, costumes and props, as requested by kids on Nick's social media platforms. The stars will capture playful photos with life-size cardboard cutouts of SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Fairly OddParents, and will receive kudos from the fan high five gauntlet. Also scattered throughout the carpet will be "Do Not Touch" buttons that will spray multi-colored streamers and triggered surprise special effects. Exclusive Nick cameras will offer multiple viewing angles and will be featured alongside celebrity tweets, interactive polls, real-time updates and photos from the orange carpet and backstage.
Nickelodeon kicked off the 2013 Kids' Choice Awards digital experience on www.Nick.com/KCA13. Fans are able to relive the slimiest moments from years past, play KCA-themed games, and receive updates on all things KCA. Kids can grab the free Nick App along with Kids' Choice Awards nominated TV shows, movies, music and more at iTunes.com/KCA.
Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards will be seen in more than 350 million households around the world and will be translated in to more than 25 languages. Within hours of airing live in the United States and Canada, the show will roll out internationally, providing kids around the world the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show. In many international markets, the Kids' Choice Awards will feature country-specific award categories and nominees, such as Favorite Asian Act and Favorite UK TV Show. Voting for the Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards will span over six continents across 15 localized voting sites, giving kids practically everywhere the chance to decide who takes home a coveted blimp. Ratings for the 2012 Kids' Choice Awards were up double-digits year over year internationally, and the show was rated number-one in its timeslot among kids' channels in key international markets, including the UK, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Singapore and more.
Presenting sponsors of Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards are General Mills, Hasbro Twister Rave Games and Target. Associate sponsors are Bounty™, McDonald's®, nabi, Wii U from Nintendo, Toyota and Skechers.
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