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Bieber, LMFAO, Jepsen, Perry in Toronto for MuchMusic Video Awards

In this Dec. 9, 2011 file photo, singer RedFoo, center, and LMFAO perform in New York. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Evan Agostini

TORONTO - Shrieking teens, start your engines: Justin Bieber's performance at the MuchMusic Video Awards is just hours away.

The 18-year-old teen-pop star is just one performer expected at tonight's MMVAs, held as always outside of MuchMusic headquarters in downtown Toronto.

Bieber's performance is certainly timely — on Tuesday, he'll release his long-awaited third full-length, "Believe."

But he's not the only performer who inspired hundreds of people to line up at the crack of dawn for a shot at free passes to the annual outdoor bash.

The show will be hosted by LMFAO, the outrageous duo behind the ubiquitous madness of "Party Rock Anthem" and "Sexy and I Know It."

Other performers expected include pop bombshell Katy Perry, pop-rapper Flo Rida and "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson.

Vancouver pop band Marianas Trench carries a leading seven nominations into the proceedings, while Toronto rapper Drake and Abbotsford, B.C., pop outfit Hedley are next with five apiece.

Of course, the MMVAs are rarely about the hardware.

The show was historically a rollicking, raucous affair but has recently opted for more family friendly hosts, including Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers.

But the outlandish LMFAO promise to bring a different vibe entirely. While group member Redfoo refused to go into details on the group's planned performance, he said they would play songs they've never done before on TV.

And as far as the duo's preparations for the hosting gig?

"We stay prepared," he said in a recent interview with The Canadian Press. "My question is: are they getting ready for us?

"You know, are the Canadians getting ready to get crazy and see some crazy stuff? That's my thing."

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