VMAs 2019: Everyone wanted Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello to kiss onstage

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.

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.

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:

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NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Normani performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Taylor Swift receives award onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/VMN19/Getty Images for MTV)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Lizzo performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Missy Elliott performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X receive 'Song of the Year' award onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/VMN19/Getty Images for MTV)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Alyson Stoner performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Miley Cyrus performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes perform onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Gigi Hadid attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: (L-R) Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Nick Jonas accept award onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: (EDITORS NOTE: This image is a photo of a television screen in order to see the augmented reality MTV used during the awards show) MIssy Elliott performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/VMN19/Getty Images for MTV)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: French Montana and Alison Brie speak onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/VMN19/Getty Images for MTV)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Lizzo performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid attend the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Cardi B presents Missy Elliott with 'The Video Vanguard Award' onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Shawn Mendes performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Halsey attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Lil Nas X poses backstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/VMN19/Getty Images for MTV)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: (L-R) Gigi Hadid, Taylor Swift, Sandra "Pepa" Denton, Halsey and Bella Hadid attend the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Sebastian Maniscalco hosts the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Lil Nas X and Joe Jonas attend the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/VMN19/Getty Images for MTV)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Taylor Swift and Queen Latifah attend the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Shawn Mendes performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Lizzo performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Lizzo performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Lizzo performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/VMN19/Getty Images for MTV)
US models Gigi Hadid (L) and sister Bella Hadid (R) sit in the crowd ahead of the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on August 26, 2019. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Halsey, Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid attend the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Cardi B attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Lil Nas X performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Missy Elliott performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: ROSALÍA and J Balvin speak onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Missy Elliott performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Lizzo performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Cardi B attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Todrick Hall and Taylor Swift receive 'Video For Good' award for onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/VMN19/Getty Images for MTV)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Shawn Mendes performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/VMN19/Getty Images for MTV)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Queen Latifah attend the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: DJ Khaled attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Marc Jacobs speaks onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/VMN19/Getty Images for MTV)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Jonathan Van Ness speaks onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Billy Ray Cyrus and DJ Khaled attend the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Queen Latifah performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Queen Latifah performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Normani performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/VMN19/Getty Images for MTV)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Miley Cyrus performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Billy Ray Cyrus speaks onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: H.E.R. performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: ROSALÍA perfoms onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Bad Bunny and J Balvin perform onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Victor Cruz and Adriana Lima speaonstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/VMN19/Getty Images for MTV)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Miley Cyrus backstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Todrick Hall onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Alyson Stoner performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Missy Elliott accepts the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Rick Ross and Sandra "Pepa" Denton speak onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Cardi B presents the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to Missy Elliott onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello receive 'Best Collaboration' award onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Lizzo and Lil Nas X attend the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello receive 'Best Collaboration' award onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Kevin Jonas and Danielle Jonas attend the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Lil Nas X attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas attend the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello accept the Best Collaboration award onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas of The Jonas Brothers receive award onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/VMN19/Getty Images for MTV)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes perform onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: P.K. Subban and Lindsey Vonn speak onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/VMN19/Getty Images for MTV)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Queen Latifah and John Travolta speak onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/VMN19/Getty Images for MTV)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Lizzo speaks onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/VMN19/Getty Images for MTV)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Keke Palmer speaks onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/VMN19/Getty Images for MTV)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Bebe Rexha and Taylor Swift backstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Alyson Stoner performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Missy Elliot and Cardi B backstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Diplo and Halsey attend the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
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