The 2013 American Music Awards took place Sunday night in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theater with Pitbull hosting and Katy Perry opened the show.
Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga with R Kelly, Jennifer Lopez, One Direction, Macklemore and Lewis, Kendrick Lamar, Luke Bryan and Rhianna entertaining the crowd.
The much-anticipated and decidedly tame rendition of ‘Wrecking Ball’ by Miley Cyrus was saved for last. The crowd showed their appreciation with an impressive round of applause afterward.
We were waiting for one or two artists to stand out and do something crazy but it was pretty low-key for primetime television. Gaga and R Kelly were slightly bizarre but we have seen crazier. Kelly played the President while Gaga channeled Marilyn Monroe.
Justin Timberlake and his touring band the Tennessee Kids performed ‘Drink You Away’ which he introduced as “a song about alcohol.” He played the acoustic guitar while his band energetically provided the horns, backup vocals and other instruments. It was a full-on dance fest that had the crowd whipped into a frenzy.
We were disappointed in Miley’s ‘Wrecking Ball’ performance. She was rocking a skimpy spandex two-piece ensemble embellished with kitty faces to compliment the giant cat projected behind her. Through the magic of technology, the feline mimicked every line that came out of her mouth. The cat even stuck out its tongue at the sideways angle that has become a trademark for the former Disney celeb.
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