Even though the song predicts that "tonight's gonna be agood night," it actually turned out to be embarrassing for the hip-hop pop actthat was mistakenly announced as the winner of the best international group honor,the NewYork Daily News reports.
Fortunately, the Peas did not take the stage when presentersKe$ha and French choreographer Kamel Ouali accidentally called the group's name.
The German rock band Tokio Hotel was the actual winner.
After realizing the error, Ouali apologized. He said thatthe information card was confusing because it listed the winner and the othernominees. The crowd booed.
Ouali acknowledged the crowd's annoyance, and blamed NRJ forlisting all of the candidates on the card.
See Ouali's apology in the clip below. Even though the outtake is in French, you can hear Ouali say "sorry," and the crowd's negative reaction.
The Black Eyed Peas did not go home empty handed. They didwin the best international song award for "I Gotta Feeling."
Hopefully, the Black Eyed Peas will have a better night backhome in the U.S.at the Grammys next Sunday.
They are up for six awards, including two of the biggestcategories, Album and Record of the Year.
- Kamel Ouali