Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello didn't give everyone what they wanted during their steamy performance of "Señorita" during the 2019 VMAs.
The real-life couple took the stage at the Prudential Center to perform their newly-minted No. 1 hit on Monday night, and they got so close together -- even sharing a mic multiple times! -- that many watching the ceremony at home and inside the arena thought they were going to kiss on live TV.
Unfortunately for everyone watching, no such smooch occurred.
Congratulations at making me cry and scream. I was waiting for a kiss but the nose tap killed me, let me grab my inhaler. Omg. Camila and Shawn, YOU have my heart.— ♈︎ (@2019thoughts) August 27, 2019
In fact, it seemed those most upset with Shawn and Camila's teasing were the A-list stars in the front row: Bebe Rexha, Diplo, Sophie Turner, Nick and Joe Jonas and Taylor Swift were among the singers who were visibly excited by the performance and on the edge of their seats during its steamiest moments. Their reactions were caught on MTV's audience cam that fans can stream online during the show.
Please the whole crowd really was waiting for Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes to kiss pic.twitter.com/ZdXUffITJI— brad (@prisonofpassion) August 27, 2019
While they never delivered on the kisses they teased throughout the ceremony's most sultry moment, Camila did rub her nose on her boyfriend's nose at the very end of the song.
Perhaps what made the moment more disappointing for fans is the fact that their performance followed a long summer of their public displays of affection being routinely captured by paparazzi.
The couple also opted to pose separately on the red carpet ahead of the show.
See more moments from the 2019 MTV VMAs in the gallery below: