July 22, 2012
Gwen Stefani and co. performed "Settle Down," their first single in an entire decade, for the very first time. It's clear that Stefani sings live, which can't be said for several of the other teen-friendly musicians at the ceremony. Stefani has always been a trendsetter, but that weird leather cape seemed like one trend too many for her outfit. It was very mid-'90s, early No Doubt -- but maybe not a look you want to revisit 15 years later. Thank goodness the gentlemen of the band looked quite dapper in their black and white suits.
-- Jean Bentley, Zap2it