Selena Gomez completely took over the stage in the best way possible. Maybe showing off a little since Justin Bieber was there, especially with the rumors of them getting back together since he was seen singing to her at a restaurant in Los Angeles a few days ago? Selena looked and sounded amazing, but when doesn't she?
Nick Jonas is having an unbelievable year; his performance was a mash-up of his top three hits so far: "Jealous," "Chains" and Levels." His brother Joe's new band DNCE even introduced him! I loved seeing them announce Nick; it brought back some Jonas Brothers memories. (Side note: DNCE just performed in my city; I'll totally have a blog post about it ASAP. They're amazing.)
I'm not going to lie, the first half of the show I was wondering where Taylor Swift was because I needed to see what she was wearing and if she came with a squad or Calvin Harris. Turns out, she was not there because I didn't see her dancing in the audience, and you know they would have zoomed in on her.
One Direction performed "Perfect" perfectly (see what I did there? okay I'm stopping now). Let's be real though; it's about the one and only T.S. The similarities between "Style" and "Perfect" are undeniable.
One Direction's performance was great, as always. Ariana Grande's performance of "Focus" was amazing, but I feel like she should of sang the whole song how the single sounds. It would have been much more upbeat; that's just my opinion, regardless she killed it. Oh, and I should mention that I'm watching live and blogging live.
Walk the Moon just came on to perform their hit "Shut Up and Dance." Needless to say, I tried turning the volume up with my laptop like it was playing on my computer. Honestly, I guess that's what I get for blogging and watching.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have been a favorite of mine since "Thrift Shop." That song was a huge hit, though it was obviously not taken very seriously at the time. If you ever have the time, sit down and listen to Macklemore. The songs that are not on the radio are the songs that will blow you away lyrically. (If you haven't listened to "Sloane's Song," it's my huge recommendation. It's adorable, written for his daughter and features Ed Sheeran.)
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Alanis Morrisette's famous album Jagged Little Pill, so she sang "You Oughta Know" with Demi Lovato. Is it on iTunes yet? I am blown away. Demi needs to cover more of Alanis's songs. Hmm maybe this summer? A girl can dream!
Then, a performance for the lovers of the Star Wars movies was given by the absolutely amazing Pentatonix along with a huge string quartet.
Lastly, Justin Bieber ends the show; no surprise, it's amazing. Justin sang a mash up of "What Do You Mean?", "Where Are U Now?" and "Sorry." You better believe I was dancing along like I was in the crowd. For the length of time he took off to perfect his album, he sure did perfect it. His performances show how proud he is of his hard work.
Now for the winners, I'm not going to be able to name them all, but I'll mention as many as possible!
I need a moment of silence for Nicki Minaj's dress; I was living for that dress. It could probably pay for my college tuition and then some, but like I'd rather have it in my closet. Also congratulations to Nicki for winning Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop album; she absolutely deserved it. She also snagged favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist, which is huge. The shout-out to Fetty Wap was extremely gracious of her because, just as she said, this much success so early in his career is outstanding.
All in all, the AMAs never disappoint with amazing performances, special guests and seeing your favorite artist win some of the biggest awards possible. Don't let me forget the amazing dresses/clothes in general that we can all dream of owning a one point in our lives!