Bruno Mars' live performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night may not have gotten the attention of some others, but was it the best?
The singer treated the Barclays Center crowd to a rendition of "Gorilla," wearing a leopard-print button-down as beams of neon-green lights rained down:
Mars, accompanied by a horn section on his jazzy new song, marked one of the night's tamer moments, even as blasts of fire erupted during the chorus.
When you're going up against Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and the abomination that is Miley Cyrus, the bar has been set awfully high ... or low. Hard to say.
In any case, with the possible exception of Justin Timberlake, Mars offered a level of talent and a brand of artistry unmatched by the bulk of the telecast.
The singer performed immediately following his win for Best Male Video. Watch it above and tell us, who was the best performer of the evening?