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This post is long overdue, it was difficult to find time to sit down and write this review last week because I was swamped with work. However, here I am with the AMAs 2013 review post, I will be highlighting the main moments of the night.
This year the American Music Awards was quite entertaining, I didn’t find my myself snoozing while watching the show. The American Music Awards were held in L.A.’ s Nokia Theater on November 24, 2013, hosted by Pitbull.
The show featured great performances and some unique ones as well from Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga ft, R. Kelly, Christina Aguilera, Macklemore and many more. Here is the scoop about some of the performances that took place and the winners of the night.
Katy Perry opened the show with her Japanese themed performance of “Unconditionally”, it was very unique and a great start to the show.
Miley Cyrus never fails to get people talking and I think she managed to do this once again. She performed he single “Wrecking Ball” and strangely there was a huge hologram of a cat lip-syncing along with Miley. At least, this performance was more mellow than her VMAs performance.
Mr. Timberlake brought class to the stage and introduced his performance by saying “This song is about alcohol.” He sang “”Drink You Away” and he sounded flawless live. JT also received the award for “Best Soul/R&B Album”, his album is pretty amazing.
Jlo brought Latin fever to the stage, she performed a tribute to Celia Cruz. This Latina proved that she has the moved and she changed into show stopping attire throughout the performance. She got a standing ovation from the audience, I even clapped at the end of her performance.
TLC reunited again after many years, performing of their hit single from the 90s “Waterfalls”. I felt that they should’ve had a bigger tribute, but this was great too. Rapper Lil Mama joined them, who filled the void left by late Lisa “Left eye” Lopez.
Lady Gaga and R. Kelly got creative with their performance with an opening skit and a theatrical performance. They performed “Do What U Want” and Lady Gaga yet again showed cased her acting skills. For me, this was my favorite performance of the night.
Rihanna had a big night accepting her first Icon Award, along with her mother who stated that she is very proud of Rihanna. Rihanna delivered an amazing performance of her song “Diamonds”, her vocals were powerful and emotional.
Speaking of an emotional performance, Christina Aguilera performed the emotional ballad “Say Something” featuring A Great Big World.
Other performances of the night were by Macklemore, Imagine Dragons, Arianna Grande, Florida Georgia Line ft. Nelly, Pitbull and Kesha, Kendric Lamar and Many more.
To name a few, some of the top winners of the night were Macklemore and Ryan Lewis for “Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop album”, Arianna Grande for “Best New Artist”, Imagine Dragons for “Alternative Rock Artist” and One Direction for “Favorite Pop/Rock Group and Favorite Pop/Rock Album”. Taylor Swift also won two awards for “Artist Of The Year and Favorite Country Album”.
Overall I will give this year’s AMAs an 8/10. Well done.
What was your favorite moment of the show and your favorite performance? Mine was by Lady Gaga and R. Kelly and I will end this post with a video of their performance.
See you tomorrow with a Friday Funday post!