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Cue the Slime! The Kid Laroi to Perform on 2024 Kids’ Choice Awards

The Kid Laroi is set to perform at the 2024 Kids’ Choice Awards, which will be simulcast live on the East Coast on Saturday, July 13, at 8 p.m. ET/PT across Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Nicktoons, the Nick Jr. channel, TV Land, CMT and MTV2.

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The Australian pop star will perform a medley that will include “Nights Like This,” a track from his debut studio album The First Time; “Stay,” his 2021 global smash that led the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks; and a non-album single “Girls.” Nickelodeon promises that his performance “will conclude with an epic sliming.”

Justin Bieber, The Kid Laroi’s partner-in-slime on “Stay,” performed at the 2021 Kids’ Choice Awards. The Bieb performed “Intentions” (with Quavo), “Hold On” and “Anyone.” Jack Harlow and Kid Cudi performed on the show in 2022. Lil Uzi Vert, Bebe Rexha and Lil Baby were among the performers on last year’s show.

The 2024 show will be hosted by SpongeBob SquarePants (voiced by Tom Kenny) and Patrick Star (voiced by Bill Fagerbakke). This marks the first time that the show has been hosted by virtual characters. This year marks the 25th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants, which first aired on Nickelodeon as a sneak peek after the Kids’ Choice Awards on May 1, 1999, and officially premiered on July 17 of that year.

Taylor Swift is the leading individual nominee for the 2024 Kids’ Choice Awards, with six nods. She is followed in the nominations by BeyoncéMiley CyrusOlivia Rodrigo and Justin Timberlake, with four nods each.

Barbie also scored heavily in the nominations, with eight total nods. The box-office juggernaut has four nods in film categories (favorite movie, favorite movie actor for Ryan Gosling and favorite movie actress for both Margot Robbie and America Ferrera) and four in music categories (favorite album, favorite song for both Dua Lipa’s “Dance the Night” and Billie Eilish’s “What Was I Made For?” and favorite music collaboration for Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice’s “Barbie World” with Aqua).  

The Kids’ Choice Awards, complete with green slime and Nick’s signature orange blimp award, has long been a top attraction for young viewers. This year’s show will be held at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion for the first time since 2010 and the 11th time overall.

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2024 is produced by Nickelodeon Productions and overseen by Ashley Kaplan, executive vice president, Nickelodeon & Awesomeness Unscripted & Digital Franchise Studio; Paul J Medford, vice president, unscripted current series; Luke Wahl, vice president, unscripted creative; Jennifer Bryson, vice president, production, tentpoles, events & music & specials; and Ellen Rydzewski, senior vice president, celebrity, events & talent relations. Guy Carrington & Kevin Hermanson of Done and Dusted serve as executive producers, with Rob Paine serving as co-executive producer. The show is directed by James Merryman.

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