“I am so pumped,” Jason gushed on-air ahead of the awards show, which goes down in Las Vegas at theMGM Grand Garden Arena. “I’ve known Tanya for probably six or seven years and to watch her grow on your show and to see her really thrive every morning … and to be working with her on the red carpet, we had that first table read, … and she knows so much!”
As listeners of the show know, Tanya can get excited, especially when it comes to her favorite artists 😂
“I like how you call it buffering because we know these moments are going to happen,” Jason added, joking about Tanya’s ability to fan-girl. “People are going to walk up there and she’s going to start buffering."
So what advice does Jason have for our girl's big live red carpet debut?
“I think you can be prepared and have three or four questions in your head, but if something happens after that first question and they want to take the interview somewhere else, you just have to listen, make sure you’re listening to what they’re saying, and you have to be prepared to go off script and go with them,” Jason shared. “… And that’s why I love ‘Live From the Red Capet’ because the craziest things happen on the show and I think that’s why people love E! … So allow for the moment to happen and see where the moment goes.”
Listen back to the audio above and catch Jason Kennedy and Tanya Rad on E!’s Live From the Red Carpet at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on E! tonight at 6pm ET/PT. The 2019 Billboard Music Awards airs after at 8 pm on NBC!