LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20:  Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull perform onstage at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/AMA2011/FilmMagic)

It’s the 2011 American Exists For Promotion Purposes Only Music Awards live blog!! Featuring performances by Kelly Clarkson and Chris Daughtry with televised appearances by Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert and bonus red carpet appearances by James Durbin and Stefano Langone! Check out pictures from the red carpet and show plus live commentary here.

Although no Idols are nominated this year, reality show judges are represented in the nominations. Idol judge Jennifer Lopez (also performing tonight) is nominated for Favorite Latin Artist and Voice judges Adam Levine (as the lead singer of Maroon 5 (also performing) and Blake Shelton are nominated for Favorite Band/Group/Duo -Pop/Rock and Favorite Male Artist-Country respectively. Matthew Morrison of Glee will also present. For a full list of performers and presenters, check out this post.

So, come on in and join the discussion!

Disclaimer: The opinions in this live blog reflect those of the author only and not of management/ownership. And, the views expressed may be snarky. Like, “it’s all in good fun” snarky and not “my fave is superior to your fave” snarky. Unless your fave happens to be Luke Bryan singing “Country Girl Shake It For Me”. That’s not scheduled to happen tonight, but if it does then I will not be held responsible for what I do or say. Just so you know.

Update 32: That does it for the show! We survived!! The next big US musical event will be the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade which will have about as much live singing as tonight’s AMAs did.

Update 31: Long drawn out introduction for the last performance of the night (mercy!): LMFAO They start with “Party Rock Anthem” and that 1 guy to the left of the lead singer looks like Weird Al Yankovic. That’s really who this performance needs. But no, we get the Biebs dancing instead. And then these people are stripping which is an even bigger pile of DNW than them performing this song. And just when you thought it was safe, David Hasselhoff joins the performance. And Will.i.am, because that poor thing just doesn’t get enough time on TV. And…..the credits are rolling.

Update 30: Lionel Richie and Vanessa Lachey present AMA Artist Of The Year to Taylor Swift. But not before Lionel Richie has to beg people to stay in their seats? Taylor should’ve just kept her mouth hanging from the last time she walked up there. No really, this is a completely fresh and spontaneous reaction. She doesn’t want her fans to change. I think she should want her fans to “never grow up” (see what I did there?) ;) She thanks the fans over and over again, and also Selena Gomez.

Update 29: Adele wins Favorite Pop/Rock Album for 21.! Jenny McCarthy threatens to sing her whole song. OK, that was actually funny. Get well soon Adele!!

Update 28: Jenny McCarthy pimps Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve show. Will.i.am will be there. Oh good because you just never see him anywhere anymore. He debuts his new single featuring Jennifer Lopez and a digital version of Mick Jagger. So far this isn’t as bad as anything the Black Eyed Peas have put out lately. JLo, still not singing live.

Update 27: Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley present Favorite Country Album to Taylor Swift. Where were these smiles and hugs when Miranda Lambert when Female Vocalist of the Year at the CMAs? She thanks the fans for caring about the lyrics. Give the girl this, she knows how to make her fans feel good about voting for her.

Update 26: Gavin Degraw introduces Daughtry singing “Crawling Back To You” on a post-Apocalyptic set. He’s fighting the volume of the band. You can’t hear the guys on background vocals at all but you can hear the lead switch during the chorus. Well, you can’t say the guys phoned in the performance. I’d also bet this is one of the few performances (the others being Kelly’s and The Band Perry’s) which involved a full live band and a full live vocal. Sometimes the sound mix doesn’t work out for you in that situation which is why a lot of times you have don’t have a live band sound on these awards shows.

Update 25: Julie Bowen and Sarah Hyland of Modern Family!!!! Are forced to do the awkward banter thing because they’re on a comedy series. I don’t think Julie Bowen could’ve sounded less sincere about being happy to be there if she’d tried. Oh noessssss, they announce Bruno Mars beat out the Biebs for Favorite Pop/Rock Male! Please be gentle Beliebers!! Awww, classy speech where he shares the award with Pitbull and the Biebs because they just want to do what they love which is make music.

Update 24: John Legend introduces Drake who’s performing “Headlines”. He’s a little off the beat tonight. I don’t think this is his best.

Update 23: Vanessa Lachey nee Minnillo recaps the show and teases the best finale ever with surprises? I guess I understand the desperation to keep us watching.

Update 22: Bruno Mars introduces Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera to perform “Moves Like Jagger”. See, Maroon 5 is smart because all those tough falsetto parts, Adam’s supported by background vocals to cover up his weakness. There’s also huge reverb to make his voice seem bigger. Christina comes in and she’s spilling out of her dress. Her vocal is fine, not excessive by her standards and she’s not allowed to take over the performance. She & Adam Levine don’t even acknowledge each other’s presence. LOLZ. Straight into Adam Levine with Gym Class Heroes on “Stereo Hearts”. What’s this? Collaborators who actually look at each other during their joint performance? Collaborators who hug each other after a joint performance?

Update 21: The best they could do for an Ellie Goulding introduction was to say she sang at William & Kate’s wedding?? Robin Thicke gives some props to his copresenter. They announce Beyonce is the AMA’s Favorite Female R&B/Soul Artist. She thanks fans via a pretaped message where she pimps her new live DVD and says that’s why she isn’t there even though Robin Thicke and Ellie Goulding said she’s not there because she’s expecting her 1st child.

Update 20: Alanis Morrissette introduces Mary J. Blige. She sings “Mr. Wrong” and actually keeps the melisma to a minimum. Sounds pretty good. She also pays tribute to Heavy D in a very heartfelt moment.

Update 19: Matthew Morrison and Jennifer Morrison who are neither married nor related present Favorite Latin Artist to Jennifer Lopez. She should thank American Idol! But she didn’t! She didn’t expect to win but she had a list. At least she didn’t totally read from it. She thanks her family (specifically her babies), says it’s been an amazing year of ups and downs, thanks her manager and “creative soulmate” Benny Medina. Thanks the label, RedOne, all the producers on her album, and then she thanks her fans in Spanish and tells them she loves them.

Update 18: CMA Country Christmas ad!! Featuring Kellie Pickler in the ad, we also know Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina will be there too.

Update 17: Joe Jonas presents Favorite New Artist to Hot Chelle Rae.

Update 16: Heidi Klum introduces Katy Perry with a little pimpage of the 5 hit singles from her album. Katy Perry sings “The One That Got Away”. She’s Pepto Bismol from head to toe and she’s strumming a guitar. I’m not sure if it’s plugged in but if she’s miming the chords, she’s miming the right ones as far as I can tell. So, I guess this is her try at proving she can sing? I don’t hate this so well played, Katy Perry! Enrique Iglesias looks sad to realize he probably does have the worst voice of anybody who sang live tonight. Heidi Klum gives Katy Perry a made up award to make up for how Taylor Swift and Gaga’s fanbases outvoted hers this year. It’s to recognize Katy as the 1st woman to score 5 #1 Billboard Hot 100 singles from 1 album. Katy Perry starts to do the Taylor Swift shock thing but quickly snaps out of it and thanks her label and fans.

Update 15: Marc Anthony performs. Man has an excellent voice. Hey, Pitbull performed with JLo and now he’s back to perform with Marc Anthony! I think there’s a tasteless custody joke that I could make here.

Update 14: Taylor Swift presents Nicki Minaj the award for Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Album. I’m 95% sure they’d already announced she’d won that when she won Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist.

Update 13: Adam Lambert sticks to the script and introduces OneRepublic performing “The Good Life”. So, is this synergy because he’ll have Tedder on his new album? Ryan Tedder is yelping the chorus.

Update 12: Nickelback has sold 50 million albums worldwide? They’re presenting Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group. Please don’t let this mean they’re going to try to go country please don’t let this mean they’re going to try to go country please don’t let this mean they’re going to try to go country. The award goes to Lady Antebellum. They thank their fans and pimp their tour.

Update 11: Jennifer Lopez performs “Until It Beats No More”/”Papi”/”On The Floor” featuring Pitbull, a backing track, and a car commercial. Scratch that. Jennifer Lopez dances to a backing track of those 3 songs. Gotta give her credit for rocking the stage with those moves though. She’s got charisma.

Update 10: Enrique Iglesias performs. Well, he’s singing live and you almost wish he weren’t.

Update 9: Rihanna wins Favorite R&B/Soul Album for Loud.

Update 8: KELLY!!!!! Easily the vocal performance of the night as predicted, with a swing/bigband arrangement of “Mr. Know It All”. It’s totally redundant to say she sounds great – right? But, she’s live and she sounds great. The band is too loud though. There’s more going on around her than she needs as far as the Newsies boys and all that. But, the concept is pretty cool and if she had to do MKIA it’s cool that this is a fresh take on it. Kelly’s styling is very classic 30s too.

Update 7: Looking gorgeous, Jennifer Hudson presents Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist to Nicki Minaj. That’s shocking considering she’s actually there!

Update 6: Chris Brown featuring A Crazy Amount Of Reverb take the stage. The live singing stops when he starts dancing.

Update 5: The Band Perry is performing “If I Die Young”, the song that will not die. Because they’re on a pop show now, the acoustic folky song gets an electric guitar solo. Meh to the solo. Kimberly Perry gives us what will probably be the best vocals of the night this side of Kelly Clarkson. And, the song really is great and the band looks sharp.

Update 4: Sean Kingston introduces Justin Bieber singing “Under the Mistetoe”. They’re not even pretending the Biebs is singing over a live band. It’s a pop-reggae song and the Biebs is basically wandering around the stage looking lost without anything to react to while he sings a really average song. Adam Lambert sighting! He’s part of the standing ovation for the Biebs’ performance and I’m going to tell myself that’s because he’s too smart to make the Biebs army mad. I hope that smile of his passed their scrutiny. Please don’t hurt the Glambert, Belieber army!

Update 3: Back from break. SHOCKER! Taylor Swift is SHOCKED when she wins the AMA for Favorite Country Artist-Female. Hot Chelle Rae presents to her.

Update 2: Maroon 5 wins the AMA for Favorite Band/Duo/Group-Pop/Rock. It’s their 1st AMA! Adam Levine says he knows you have to have loyal fans to win this so he’d like to thank….their management? Oh, now he’s thanking the fans. And they get played off.

Update 1: Nicki Minaj and David Guetta open the show with “Turn Me On” and “Where Them Girls At” before Nicki Minaj goes solo on “Super Bass”. Nicki Minaj is dressed in futuristic electric speaker gear. She plugs herself in because if she doesn’t, she won’t be able to lip sync properly. OK, there may be SOME live vocals here. Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift are front row and center for the 1st of what will surely be many shots of them singing and dancing along to everything tonight.

2011 American Music Awards Winners List

Artist of the Year – Taylor Swift
Sprint New Artist of the Year – Hot Chelle Rae
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist – Bruno Mars
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist – Adele
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group – Maroon 5
Favorite Pop/Rock Album – Adele, 21
Favorite Country Female Artist – Taylor Swift
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group – Lady Antebellum
Favorite Country Album – Taylor Swift, Speak Now
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist – Nicki Minaj
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album – Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist – Beyonce
Favorite Soul/R&B Album – Rihanna, Loud
Favorite Alternative Artist – Foo Fighters
Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist – Adele
Favorite Latin Artist – Jennifer Lopez
Special Award – Katy Perry

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  • http://twitter.com/HaleysShindig ShreddingHalien

    Let the snarkiness commence!

  • http://twitter.com/HaleysShindig ShreddingHalien

    Let the snarkiness commence!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    ABC is covering the red carpet now.   Different hosts than the livestream.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    ABC is covering the red carpet now.   Different hosts than the livestream.

  • Anonymous

    One can only hope they are better than the livestream.

  • Anonymous

    One can only hope they are better than the livestream.

  • Anonymous

    Who is the skinny guy with the elf feet?

  • Anonymous

    Who is the skinny guy with the elf feet?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    ABC interviewing JHud now.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    ABC interviewing JHud now.

  • Anonymous

    can someone post a livestream link to the actual ABC broadcast when the show starts? As usual, ABC refuses to telecast this live on the West Coast

    Thanks

  • Anonymous

    can someone post a livestream link to the actual ABC broadcast when the show starts? As usual, ABC refuses to telecast this live on the West Coast

    Thanks

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Not many viewers of the livestream.  ~ 60-65K viewers.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Not many viewers of the livestream.  ~ 60-65K viewers.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    ABC interviewing Adam Levine and Maroon 5.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    ABC interviewing Adam Levine and Maroon 5.

  • tripp_ncwy

    shirleyhalperin
    No sign of @adamlambert yet but just ran into president of RCA who says single is not yet finished but really close.
    Sun 20 Nov 18:00

  • tripp_ncwy

    shirleyhalperin
    No sign of @adamlambert yet but just ran into president of RCA who says single is not yet finished but really close.
    Sun 20 Nov 18:00

  • fuzzywuzzy

    ABC interviewing Matthew Morrison.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    ABC interviewing The Situation now.  lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    ABC interviewing Gym Class Heroes, performing tonight.

  • Anonymous

    Adam will be fashionably late as usual.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    ABC showing Taylor Swift running the gamut of photogs.  

  • Anonymous

    OTRC.com (on the red carpet) tweeted a picture of them interviewing James.  Did they interview Stefano at all?

  • Anonymous

    Adam tweeted almost half and hour ago. Don’t know if this means he’s there yet, though

    adamlambert

    #AMAs!!
    28 minutes ago

  • Anonymous

    Hee. Poor Luke Bryan.

  • Anonymous

    did you get a livestream link for the AMA’S,    i CAN’T GET abc in my area

  • fuzzywuzzy

    ABC interviewing Taylor Swift. Now MJ Blige, plugging CD release tomorrow. Katy Perry shown running gamut of photogs.

  • Kirsten

    Is Durbin trying to get some extra press for his release week by being declared one of the worst dressed of the night?

    What is with that shock of blonde hair? Well, he’s clearly not wasting any of his money on stylists.

    I don’t really care for what JHud is wearing. It’s fine. I guess. I like the top, but the bottom seems like an afterthought. Like somebody just pinned it and called it a day.

  • moonz

    Aww I missed James on the red carpet. I saw Jennifer though. She’s looking good..

  • Reflections On Life

    is there a live east-coast stream of the show for us west-coasters to catch?

  • Anonymous

    Katy Perry looks fantastic.

  • Anonymous

    anybody have a live stream for the actual show? thanks

  • Anonymous

    I love Jennifers dress! If I was a few years younger (ok..maybe a bit more..heh heh!) It would be a great New Year Eve dress.   I can’t see the shoes, but she didn’t make them silver which is good. She looks lovely.   James???.. ok!!??  I personally don’t like skulls, but if you are a skull person.  All is good. I love to see who is wearing what and who is going to be on the best dress list and ‘They Wore What?’ list.

  • Dakota01

    Adam looks stunning!

    @OfficialAMAs AMAs
    #Glamberts! @adamlambert just hit the red carpet! RT this if you’re excited! #AMAs http://say.ly/Ubm11B7

  • Anonymous

    Adam looks sharp.  Same suit as 2009, different jacket.  Full circle. I like that statement :)

    http://www.whosay.com/amas/photos/95020

  • Anonymous

    What is that thingy that Nicky has on her ass????

  • koshka

    I wish James would leave the bandana at home. Oh and he has that tail again. *sigh*

  • http://twitter.com/MarieAru23 Marie

    Anyone have a stream for the show?!

  • sagi

    ooohh! Adam looks GREAT!!

  • Anonymous

    Funny you should mention that; I thought it was a pimple or two.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Tech suction cups??? In case she falls – so she won’t roll away?

  • Anonymous

    Yes.. Adam does look sharp.

  • Anonymous

    Harumph!  And I never thought Looks Like jagger was gonna go anywhere.  What do I know?

  • Anonymous

    still looking for a live stream link. thanks in advance

  • moonz

    Yay for Maroon 5. They’ve got the “moves like Jagger”. Love that song.

  • Anonymous

    Well, maybe James will make The Fashion Police’ Worst Dressed – wouldn’t be the first idol to make the list.

  • GS61

    I guess I’m used to the T-shirts and plaid shirts, because I think James look fine.
    He’s not a pretty boy, He’s a rocker.
     
    Some of those other fools looked way worse!!

  • Anonymous

    Yes – that suit!  Love his sense of humor.  (Just a subtle reminder to all the folks at the AMA’s.)

  • Anonymous

    Sauli is wearing the gold tie from 2009.  Aww. 

  • Anonymous

    I wish James would ditch the bandana too (at least sometimes!) – other than that I thought he looked fine (for a rocker).  Saw a tweet about James singing Stand Up on the jumbotron at the 49ers football game tonight – I know they were playing that song before but were they showing him singing it before or is that something new I wonder.

  • Anonymous

    Ok, if Swifty won a country award, can we please get her off my pop radio? No double dipping, lol. 

  • CindyM

    Adam http://www.whosay.com/amas/photos/95020
    Adam http://yfrog.com/occsecj
    Adam & Sauli http://yfrog.com/occsecj

    LOL, same AMAs vest and pants on Adam.  Sauli is wearing Adam’s AMA tie  :)

    http://extratv.warnerbros.com/images/topstories/1124-adam-lambert-ts.jpg

    Adam, you are a master recycler. :)

  • Anonymous

    Oh!  This is such a surprise!  (But she always does it well.)

  • YeahRight

    Did anyone perform or win an award yet?

  • Anonymous

    Yay for Maroon 5. So happy for them!))

    There is a link I am using right now. If someone has one with a better quality, please share.
    http://tvpc.tv/Channel.php?ChannelID=6187

  • larc

    Taylor Swift should sign all of her singing awards over to the inventors of Auto-Tune.  ;)

  • Anonymous

    Adam’s outfit looks sharp but the makeup is horrible he looks like someone from the 70′s he doesn’t need the lipstick nor the heavy eye makeup, to me it makes him look ridiculous

  • Anonymous

    I was just thinking the same thing. It must be symbolic to him also.. I’m glad that he brought Sauli with him. We weren’t too sure.

  • GS61

    I agree about the bandana.
    He should have spiked the hair like on the album cover!

  • Anonymous

    Sort of fitting Bieber follows Swift. Two Beany Baby unexplainable success stories.

  • Anonymous

    I was thinking the same thing, but afraid to say it!  I can’t imagine if any of the other guys from Idol walked around like that what would happen!  I guess we are all used to it from Adam.

  • YeahRight

    Okay, yay.  Lambert has arrived and all that other junk. Has anyone performed or won an award yet?

  • Anonymous

    Band Perry goes Scarlet O’hara.  I like the song.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Gee.  Bieber was just horrible.  WTF?

  • Anonymous

    ok I tried that link and it is simply red carpet stuff from today and from last year. not showing the actual show

  • Anonymous

    sorry to keep asking, but no one has a live stream link??? I haven’t been able to find one. Only stuff for the red carpet

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Too bad that James’ management couldn’t get him on ABC to announce his CD release.

  • escape

    Chris Daughtry and his wife look classy.  So does Jennifer Hudson.

    James Durbin?  No comment.

  • Anonymous

    What makeup? It looks like the usual amount from the pictures. Maybe close up. But it looks fine from the pictures. He looks pretty sharp.

  • Anonymous

    Yes. Bieber wasn’t too good at all. It looks like the show is going at a good clip. I’m wondering how long the show may go over.

  • Anonymous

    he’s not wearing any lipstick

  • Anonymous

    I agree with you. This is who James is, and he was dressed fine – Rocker fine!  I’m happy he got to be there, but I hate that I missed him being interviewed. I also missed seeing Stefano, darn it. I missed seeing Adam, but I don’t care about seeing him.

  • Anonymous

    I felt sorry for the Biebs – he must know that wasn’t good.

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely! Yay for Maroon 5.  Adam Levine – yummm!

  • CindyM

    Windmills, lol at your title for these awards.  That’s how I feel about the multitude of country award shows out there.

  • Anonymous

    Chris Brown needs to do DWTS!

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    Jennifer is presenting now.  She changed! I liked her silver dress a bit better.

  • Anonymous

    yes he is, look at the pic, he is wearing pink sorry but plain lips do not give off a sheen of pink
    you might like all the makeup but I do not sorry

  • Anonymous

    I guess we are all free to express our opinions here about all of the Idols, so here goes – Adam seriously looks like a clown to me.  A well dressed clown, but a clown nonetheless.  I like his singing, but I will never see what other people see when they rave about how good he looks.  Yuck.  He looks absolutely terrible to me.  Just my opinion.  Don’t yell!

  • Anonymous

    Is Jennifer chewing gum?

  • Anonymous

    Yes.. It’s like .”I’ve been here before you remember me.. I forgive but not forget” LOL

  • Anonymous

    This one is working for me http://tvpc.tv/Channel.php?ChannelID=6187

  • Anonymous

    I think he looks like a Dandy. LOL

  • Anonymous

    Ohh.. let us know if he make the list please

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ACMLXLYSSX73RNYQOUZWSO2I4U Enough already!

    Love Adam’s sense of irony!   The man rocks it every time.   Also gives me a chuckle now and again.   Hollywood’s gorgeous couple are looking fine.  When the last time any one on this site went out without their make up or were presenting an award on TV?   Adam does makeup, it’s who he is. 

  • OffLeash

    LOL I agree Adam looked like a clown. Didn’t like the look at all. Matter of personal taste.

  • Anonymous

    Adam looks dreamy, who give a crap what others wear or can get away with?  Not everyone can carry off the haute couture or high glam like Adam.  Yep, I’m gonna squee a little tonight because he looks incredible.

  • Anonymous

    Adam looks gorgeous.  I don’t like Sauli’s hair though.  Beiber sucked.  Jennifer looks gorgeous.  Chris doesn’t exist to me.  Stupid green dress entrance is hilarious.  Kelly looks and sounds gorgeous.  That’s it for now.

  • Anonymous

    Kelly is on. Sounds a bit nervous.

  • Anonymous

    thanks! oh yay, just in time to see Kelly perform!

  • Dakota01

    I don’t care for Kelly’s dress.  She looks like she’s stuffed into it and can’t even move. She’s so stiff.

    James has my vote for worst dressed of the night though … awful! He’s such a wannabe. He tries so hard but he just can’t sell it.

  • koshka

    Love Kelly. Love the staging. Not crazy about the arrangement. Sounds good though. 

  • CindyM

    My opinions:

    Jennifer Hudson looks beautiful.
    Chris Daughtry looks very handsome.
    I just love Kelly, that’s all.
    James looks like a parody of what he thinks a rocker should look like, kind of how I feel about his singing.

     

  • bentley1530

    This KC arrangement is not working for me at all.  I wonder who thought was a good idea?  I know she can sing anything but this arrangement is too busy.

  • Anonymous

    Kelly arrangement is amazing!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Here u go Girlygirl

    http://www.rentadrone.tv/hln-live-stream-feed/
    Here’s a clearer livestream link. Thank the Glamberts. Just asked on their (my) twitter feed
    and boom!! 2 answers!! lol

  • ituneit

    I did not like Kelly’s performance. The background and photographers make no sense. The song she is singing is supposed to be to one person not to the media.  She sounded nervous and she was stiff. I thought she utterly stole the show when she was on X-Factor UK. That’s what she should have done.

  • Anonymous

    Now Chris Daughtry on the other hand – he looked the best of the Idol guys tonight that I saw.  Handsome, rocker look but still classy.   Adam is over the top with the glam to the point of looking silly and James went too rocker.  Chris was perfect.

  • TurkeyIdol

    I can respect that James is not afraid to be who he is regardless of what people feel or think! 

  • Anonymous

    Kelly sounded very good, as always

  • Anonymous

    I do not think that arangement OF MKIA is going to help sell that single.  Kelly sounded good but the Burban Street band music didn’t work for me.

  • Anonymous

    Kelly, I love you dearly. Looking forward to seeing you on tour, already have my tickets. But that was a hot mess. Did not like at all. 

  • Anonymous

    Kelly’s performance was SPECIAL! Love the big band vibe, and it played perfectly into the video concept and the wall of crap.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yeah, I love Kelly, but that whole performance didn’t work for me and it was mainly the arrangement.  She looked and sounded good though.  :)

  • Anonymous

    I looked at the pictures again. I see what you mean. Its hard to say, but if he likes it. He obviously likes makeup and he wears it all the time. It might be lip gloss, but some people say its about the same thing. But he does look pretty pale – might be morphing into a vampire.. 

  • Anonymous

    I love Kelly, but that performance was a little too busy for me. She sounded amazing as always.

    JHud and Adam both look amazing. Adam wearing the 2009 suit is perfection to me. He looked sharp and I love his flair for the dramatic. 

  • OffLeash

    w00t! Jennifer looks gorgeous!

  • escape

    Adam Lambert is too over dressed for the AMA’s. His get up looks out fitted – ill proportion with his body. It makes him look shorter than he is and that he has a huge head.  And his over done make up just comes off cheap.

  • Anonymous

    Wow. Where did that come from?

  • Anonymous

    Ah, I think Adam looks great :)  Love, love love all the promo he is getting—get that single out!

    So nice to have this post because it is all football all the time in my house.

  • TurkeyIdol

    As a Adam fan, I can say that Adam has frequented The Fashion Police Worst Dressed before! :)

  • ituneit

    I doubt he’ll be on Fashion Police because no one really knows who he is.

  • koshka

    I think she is playing off her video. Yeah she was stiff. 

  • Anonymous

    I totally agree with you, Kelly can sing anything, but that arrangement wasn’t the best. Her outfit, not her best look. 

  • Anonymous

    Now Chris Daughtry on the other hand – he looked the best of the Idol guys tonight that I saw.

    Daughtry’s head looks like a giant youknowwhat…
    Durben looks like part of Occupy movement…
    Lambert looks like a young God.

    Just my never humble unbiased opinion. LOL

  • moonz

    Enrique is so gorgeous!!!!

  • Trina

    Chris D. looks fantastic. Love his suit!  He usually gets it right for these award shows.

    So happy with the M5 win. they had a really great year with Moves Like Jagger smashing.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know. I didn’t think that it was the best I heard from her live performance. 

  • Anonymous

    Oh Kelly. You are the bestest!  What a fantastic voice that woman has!  

  • Anonymous

    It’s the AMAs, you can get away with dressing up and down, and I thought Daughtry, James, and Adam all looked fine and very in line with their own styles. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pretty-Horsey/100002304831654 Pretty Horsey

    The first Enrique song sounded like something from rejected coke ad or something

  • OffLeash

    Don’t like his music, but totally agree about the gorgeous part lol

  • Anonymous

    Is it me or is everyone getting crabby? it’s just showbiz.

  • Anonymous

    I though Kelly sounded great.  And, to me, she’s gorgeous. 

    JHud looked gorgeous tonight too.  But man, there is just something so annoying to me about the way she speaks.  I just can’t ever warm up to her. 

    Also- that Kimberly Perry can sing.  For sure.  I dig her voice. 

  • Anonymous

    I know he has, TurkeyIdol. Thanks for the post and the smile. ;)

  • OffLeash

    I saw Stefano in the audience!

  • GS61

    I kind of agree, but your descriptions of the three really speak to exactly the difference in the kind of music they perform.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I didn’t care for that performance either, but in this case I think that the “Mr. Know It All” referred in general to the press and how they have printed a lot of rumors and speculation about her.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pretty-Horsey/100002304831654 Pretty Horsey

    I never knew Celine Dion used to look like KD Lang lol

  • Anonymous

    Why is Durbin there, is he presenting or performing…..he looks horrible Uck..

  • Anonymous

    My opinions:

    Chris has just the right of effort for someone projecting the image that he likes looking good, but finds all this fashion stuff irrelevant.

    Adam is looking very classy (love the blue lining to his jacket), and the silver suit is a clever comment on his last AMA appearance.  No apologies!

    James looks like a kid dressing for his first big party — which is appropriate because this is his first big post-Idol appearance.  The skulls are a little on the nose, but I appreciate his attention to detail.  I think he needs to lose the scarf. There’s a thin line between trademark and parody.

    Jennifer looks very good.  I don’t know why designers are so addicted lately to these complicated drapes, though.  

  • Anonymous

    Kelly really needs to stop talking about not being able to get a date on teevee.  It doesn’t inspire dates.

  • Mitchel

    What’s up with Adam and the mortician’s outfit?

  • OffLeash

    He’s there because he was invited, and me likey his outfit. 
    This thread is fun!  :D

  • Mitchel

    But Durbin isn’t trying to be serious.  He is clowning around, having fun.  Whereas Lambert looks dead serious in that outfit. Fashion miss for sure.

  • Anonymous

    I think he looks more like a ringmaster in a circus!

  • Anonymous

    We need a Queen performance with a secret singer to make up for all this crap, except for Kelly of course.  Heh!  

  • Anonymous

    Bieber should never try to do runs.  He just doesn’t have that smooth, natural delivery for that.

    “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”.  I think Mr. Daughtry looks great tonight.  Not liking either James or Adam’s look.  After watching these celebrities on the red carpet and other times when they know they are being photographed.  It is funny to watch how they pose.  They have probably been posing for years in front of a mirror to get the right look.  So often you see the same expression.  Nothing wrong with that, but it just makes me laugh.

  • Anonymous

    Yes. I thought Kellys dress was a tad too tight. They should practise in their outfits to ensure that they can still move. 

  • Anonymous

    He’s there because they asked him, and me likey his outfit.

    Technically if he’s not performing or presenting, he likely wasn’t invited. He’s there b/c this is an industry event and going means being seen, so smart of him. He got to discuss his album on the pre red carpet show, and I’m sure he’ll have several other interviews too.

  • Anonymous

    Why is Durbin there, is he presenting or performing….

    Two days ago, everyone was asking the same question about Adam before we learned he was presenting.  So, I’ll just reiterate the answer given then:

    James is a working musician.  This is an industry event.  It’s smart of him to appear, get his picture taken, promote his album when possible, and generally network with his peers. 

  • Anonymous

    I just noticed in the pictures how lovely Chris Daughtry’s wife looks.  It must be a nice break to have a night out and get your hair and makeup done (especially when you’ve got 4 kids at home!). 

  • Anonymous

    What’s up with Adam and the mortician’s magician’s outfit?

    He’s magical of course!

  • http://twitter.com/DrumminDurb :)

    So awesome to see James there! Big day for him tomorrow. Jennifer looks simply beautiful, Chris and his wife look fantastic. Best of luck to both Daughtry and James tomorrow!

  • OffLeash

    Don’t like Jennifer’s dress.  Ugh. Very Vegas.

  • ituneit

    She is so lip synching. Does she ever sing live?

  • ituneit

    Okay she is so freaking gross. How old is she now 40 something. Ewwwwwwww.

  • Anonymous

    Gawd JLO this is awful. 

  • Anonymous

    Wow!  J-Lo is doing a car commercial during the AMAs.  

  • Anonymous

    This is fun!  :D

    Idn’t it? LOL

  • koshka

    LOL thats what I was thinking.. that and wondering if this was a car commercial. 

  • Anonymous

    Oh I think they both are serious.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, this is the first time I’ve seen a car commercial in an AMA performance.

  • Anonymous

    I think Kelly’s dress was so tight that she couldn’t move in.  Plus, the background singers and music were so loud that it was hard to hear her until the very end.  There was way too much going on to enjoy her performance.

  • http://twitter.com/bean99 Deena

    I’m not watching the show but had to check out the pics.  Not liking Adam’s look and James’ is even worse.  I think Chris looks the best and love that Deanna’s there.  Jennifer looks really good.  

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Oh, James is trying to look ridiculous and like a clown?  Well, he succeeded beyond his wildest dreams!  lol

  • Anonymous

    The lack of live singing is frustrating. 

  • Nele621

    Daughtry doesn’t look bad, but he certainly doesn’t stand out whatsoever. He looks really short for some reason. Durbin stands out, but just looks like a rocker. I think Adam is making a statement with his AMA pants and vest. I don’t get where clown comes in. Do his feet look big?

  • bentley1530

    JLo was laughable to me.  It is possible to be sexy at any age but she just looked ridiculous. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pretty-Horsey/100002304831654 Pretty Horsey

    JLo dragged on forever

  • YeahRight
    She is so lip synching. Does she ever sing live?

    Nope.

     

  • Miss Chaos

    Its the AMA’s honoring the best singers in the country, why would you expect live singing?

  • Anonymous

    why does J-Lo get 2 separate performance slots? she’s not THAT popular

  • http://twitter.com/DrumminDurb :)

    Daughtry actually is really short! I was really surprised when I met him how short he is, (maybe 5 ft 6?) but he always looks cleaned up nicely:)

  • Anonymous

    She is so lip synching. Does she ever sing live?

    She used to when she was younger, but it was no good. I dislike lip syncing, but I’d rather not hear her “sing” either. 

    They could fix this issue by just inviting good singers. They do exist. 

  • Anonymous

    Someone said they didn’t think anyone was invited and that it was just smart to show up to promote your music, but I don’t think that’s true.  Not for the red carpet event – I believe you do have to be invited to that.  Otherwise every musician trying to make it would be there on the red carpet.  So yes, James and Stefano must have been invited – and then I’m thinking probably all the S10 Idols were – I can’t imagine them inviting just James and Stefano.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “I don’t get where clown comes in. Do his feet look big?”

    LMAO! 

  • Anonymous

    Like. Like. Like. Like. :)

  • GS61

    Wow, James, Casey, Bozo, Ronald McDonald…. LOTS of clowns. ;)

  • Anonymous

    I think Daughtry looks good, but not really liking the fingerless gloves; Adam looked like Adam, and James is the newcomer to the party and it shows.  Kelly Clarkson looked like Jessica Rabbit and JHud looked fine.

  • Anonymous

    Someone said they didn’t think anyone was invited and that it was just smart to show up to promote your music, but I don’t think that’s true.

    They buy a ticket for the show, like the other musicians in the audience, and then walk down the red carpet. They only “invite” presenters and performers (or anyone working for the show). Management usually does this to get their clients out there. It’s a different ticket then regular people, obviously, though. It is super smart and I think it’s a great thing to do.

  • Anonymous

    So far – not very good.  For a music award show, there’s not much first-rate music on display.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know about his feet, but his head does.

  • ituneit

    He did a good job presenting.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    The artist’s management/label arranges for a red carpet appearance/interview.  The bigger artists get an interview on the network preshow red carpet coverage and others get their promo on the live feed, with a far smaller audience.

  • Anonymous

    All the cheering for Adam was really nice. 

  • Anonymous

    Adam!!! And the announcer mentioned his album!

    But Adam, not all of OneRepublic’s songs are masterpieces…far from it. This song, for example…far from a masterpiece

  • Trina

    I really doubt the whole S10 group was invited. 19 may have got the invites for those they manage and James and Stefano were available and opted to go. 

  • Anonymous

    Oh no!  Ryan Tedder cannot sing this song live!

  • Anonymous

    Woo hoo. Adam just announced One Republic. He’s a pretty good announcer.

  • Anonymous

    Tedder if a horrible live singer. I think I want him to lip synch. 

    Classy Adam, loved his wink and a nod and a sincere thank you.

  • ituneit

    I love One Republic. They got me through all my final exams

  • OffLeash

    Ooops! Adam didn’t change his outfit… 

  • Anonymous

    Adam’s bit was short, but sweet.  Sounded like he was getting some love from the audience. :)

  • ituneit

    Yeah……they do struggle live but at least they do sing live. I love their songs though

  • OffLeash

    Taylor looks gorgeous!

  • Anonymous

    Aw, James likes to clown around, but Adam seriously looks like a pimp if that was what he was aiming for.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P46N6P5XPK22JVXDJJEENXGLVE marie

    I don’t care what anybody says, Adam looks fabulous as usual.

  • Anonymous

    MTVBuzzworthy
    @adamlambert knows it’s always good to open with a zing and leave ‘em LOLing.

    My thoughts exactly, MTVBuzz.

  • Anonymous

    Chris Daughtry is short. He’s about the same height as Kris Allen :)

  • http://twitter.com/calla_lily1 calla_lily

    awwwwww…. ADAM he look so good on my TV
    gosh <333333333333333 GORGEOUS!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P46N6P5XPK22JVXDJJEENXGLVE marie

    I have to add great reception for Adam presenting. 

  • Anonymous

    Ooops! Adam didn’t change his outfit…

    At this point, it looks like you’re advocating that he should remove his clothes. 

    I could get behind this idea. :)

  • ituneit

    Manaji is racking up the awards tonight.

  • Anonymous

    Why in the world would Stefano be invited.  He’s only know in the AI world, doesn’t have a single or an album and nothing to promote.

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    Is James ever going to stop acting like a 12 yr old. Making those metal signs with his fingers lol.

  • koshka

    Maybe he was someone’s “plus one” who else from S10 is attending? :)

  • Anonymous

    OfficialAMAs: 
    Adam Lambert just presented and is now backstage! His hair is tall. #AMAs

    His hair is always noteworthy.

  • Anonymous

    He’s been working on his NEW album TRESPASSING and tonight he returned to the AMA, for the first time since 2009 is ADAM LAMBERT…

    LOL.. AMA & ABC just couldn’t help but to pimp him… and the respond from the audience… whoaaa

  • ituneit

    The year of every season of Idol several of them show up. It’s just to be seen.

  • GS61

    Now, Nikki Minajj really does look like a clown!
    (Why can’t she walk without help??)

  • http://twitter.com/calla_lily1 calla_lily

    GAWDDDD most of them sound awful!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Is James ever going to stop acting like a 12 yr old. Making those metal signs with his fingers lol.

    He’s still a bit of a kid, so probably not. He’s having fun. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    lol  But 90% of his head is hair.  

  • Dakota01

    Adam got a very enthusiastic reception … awesome!  And they mentioned his new album … nice plug.  Great job presenting.  He’s such a natural.

    Oh, and Adam is trending worldwide … after only a minute on stage! Fantastic!

  • moonz

    Stefano tweeted that he was watching the ACA’s from home but will be attending an after party later

  • ituneit

    FYI to all you Adam fans: Adam Lambert is trending World Wide

  • OffLeash

    Don’t like this performance at all.

  • Anonymous

    Adam Lambert is trending in the US and worldwide. Quite an accomplishment since his name is weighted. Justin Bieber was trending earlier too. Wow. 

  • Anonymous

    My goodness. You’re right. Kelly does look like Jessica Rabbit. I do like the dress through, it might have been a smidgen tight for her. It didn’t look like she could move or breathe. Daughtry looks good – safe choice. Adam looked like Adam. James is just excited.  Jennifer H. – loved her first dress.

  • CindyM

    Adam is trending #6 in the US and #4 Worldwide. :)

  • Anonymous

    Could someone fill me in on why the awkward moment when Adam Lambert presented? I haven’t followed him whatsoever and don’t watch the AMAs but there seemed to be a very weird vibe about the place when he came out on stage. Is there a reason?

  • Anonymous

    maybe James invited him? But 19 usually is able to swing a bunch of ticketsfor the most recent crop of Idols to attend the AMAs. And it’s an opportunity for him to do some networking

  • fuzzywuzzy

    That was a nice reception for Adam.  He did a good job.  Ryan Tedder has trouble singing well live, but he’s a good composer.

  • Anonymous

    Not going to lie, this is really exciting night for me. Getting weighted trends like Justin and Adam to get so high is quite a feat. I can’t wait to look at the data for this later. 

  • iani

    Lol, JLo in a cirques costume advertising Fiat(“the frog”) at AMA, Italians might be appreciative somehow. Adam looks very crisp, I did not like KC’s retro arrangements and male-dancers, it was like showing how many categories of love deceptions she had.

  • Anonymous

    He’s not trending in the US though.

  • Anonymous

    Gawd – love Adam – dresses appropriately for this bizarre display of what passes for music today.  James looks fine.  This is not serious stuff.  Wear the hell what you want.

    Enough of JLo – disliked her on AI last season – this is just overkill.  May lessen my interest in the coming season for sure.

    And the announcer – lol – does he moonlight as the shamwow guy?

  • DragonFly

    Some of the real clowns aren’t being mentioned–shoes so ridiculous they can’t even walk in them & strange outfits. All in fun so who cares!   Most of it makes our Idol gang look just fine!  Missed James appearance–read his twitter & thought Stef & he were joking about being there lol–you never know with them.  To each his/her own–love James blonde streak & headband–thanks for the still pictures.  Guess we’re all aware of how Adam, James & Daughtry want to look.  As a James fan–good move & like seeing him there.

  • http://twitter.com/Mks4realz Mikas

    Loved Kelly’s vocals. But didn’t love the ‘big band’ MKIA. It’s time for WDKY!!!

    Adam looks gorgeous. And yay for the free promotion!

    I’m waiting for Daughtry’s performance now.

  • Anonymous

    Not anymore, but he was. Still #4 worldwide though. :)

    He’ll drop off soon enough when it moves away from him. Same thing happened for everyone else, like Justin and Chris Brown (ugh).

  • CindyM
  • Anonymous

    So excited to hear that Adam got a great reception, and that Kelly sounded wonderful, as usual.  I can’t wait for the videos!

    And Daughtry’s wife looks gorgeous

  • OffLeash

    It’s not like James is old. He’s years away from 30. He’s still very young, and it’s cool he can still have fun. He cracks me up.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I really know nothing about Twitter.  Would you please explain what a “weighted” trend is?

  • Anonymous

    Why would you ever wear something so uncomfortable that people have to help you walk up to get your award?

    I am disappointed every time I hear One Republic live.  I want to like them, but it is always a train wreck.

  • ituneit

    Katy sounds like she is singing live. Is this the first live performance of the night?

  • Anonymous

    In all honesty, I think a lot of it is the angle of the camera. That red carpet picture really does make his head look big and his body small.

    Oh, speaking of hair, Heidi Klum  just introduced Katy Perry, and Heidi;s hair looked awful!

  • http://twitter.com/Mks4realz Mikas

    I forgot to mention this. Mrs. Daughtry looks amazing!

    Also Jen Hudson looks HOT!

  • Anonymous

    So you are saying any musician at all can buy a ticket and walk down the red carpet?  Like my brother and his band could do this?  I doubt that very much.  If that’s true – I’m telling my brother!  No seriously that can’t be right – thousands of musicians would show up on the red carpet then trying to get interviewed and seen.  They have to need an invitation I’m sure, whether it’s arranged by their management or whatever.

  • CindyM

    Abbysee
    Yes, Adam is trending WW, but someone will say he is not.  And if he is,
    he is wearing tons of eye make up, and lipstick, which he isn’t.  LOL!

    LOL, someone on twitter got a screengrab of the worldwide trend http://lockerz.com/s/158029943

  • moonz

    Katy sounding pretty good here

  • Anonymous

    Then that says a great deal about musical taste in the U.S., I’m afraid.

  • OffLeash

    Not digging Katie’s outfit and hairstyle

  • Anonymous

    Katy kinda looks like Lucille Ball. 

  • Anonymous

    I was a little uncomfortable too.  It seemed awkward to me.  Adam performed a very controversial performance two years ago and ABC cancelled some of his performances the next day.

  • Dakota01

    LOL!

    @shirleyhalperin shirleyhalperin
    Just ran into @adamlambert in green room. He says he stuck to AMAs script this time. “They trust me now.” lol!

  • OffLeash

    Enrique in the audience now. He is so friggin gorgeous.

  • ituneit

    I like Katy Perry. Tonight just goes to show she can sing live.

  • CindyM

    LOL.

    shirleyhalperin: Just ran into adamlambert in green room. He says he stuck to AMAs script this time. “They trust me now.” lol!

  • Anonymous

    @shirleyhalperin Just ran into @adamlambert in green room. He says he stuck to AMAs script this time. “They trust me now.” lol!
    Heh

  • Anonymous

    Never mind…now I know why the weird vibe. I googled “Adam Lambert AMA”.

    I really am such an Idol newb. LOL

    On another topic: If you are watching a music award show, wouldn’t most people watching want to see more of their favorite musicians presenting instead of old supermodels, irrelevant actresses, and the like?

  • YeahRight

    Of course they’re going to cheer for Lambert.  They’re not going to boo him.  Please.

    Katy Perry is horrible.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Is James ever going to stop acting like a 12 yr old.”

    I doubt it.  I think that his maturation has stalled at age 12.  lol

  • ituneit

    Joe Jonas sounds nervous

  • YeahRight

    shirleyhalperin: Just ran into adamlambert in green room. He says he stuck to AMAs script this time. “They trust me now.” 

    Of course she did.  She probably ran up to him as soon as she saw him like the rabid fangirl she is.

  • GS61

    Same here. Ridiculous! 
    These people make James seem corporate!

  • Anonymous

    Kelly is Awesome…

  • Miss Chaos

    These photographers are mostly stooping or squatting down taking pictures.  It distorts the subject.  Think of a picture of a horse when taken head on, the horses head looks huge.  They are doing Adam and others a diservice taking pictures that way.   And it doesnt help that Adam is so tall, the distortion doesnt work the say with, say with Sauli, he is short, just think of Chris D, if they took a picture of him from the ground up, his bald head would look huge, and it wouldnt be a pretty sight.

  • OffLeash

    Chris D coming up. Finally! 

  • Anonymous

    I guess we didn’t look quickly enough, but I would never say someone would say he was if he wasn’t.

  • YeahRight

    Lambert is always awkward and tries too hard at these awards shows.

  • Anonymous

    When twitter redid their algorithm (they call it the emergent algorithm) to prevent trends from staying up for days/weeks and to help people keep up with “breaking news”, they set weights against certain words, phrases, and names. In layman’s terms, they are “heavier” so it takes a lot more tweets to get them to a higher position on a trend list. 

    For example, the Occupy hashtags are used constantly (you can see them on things like TrendsMap), but they never trend but a lot of terms related to the movement does like the names of streets or NYPD. 

    There was a lot of outcry from Bieber fans over this b/c they couldn’t get his name to trend constantly anymore. Lol.

  • Anonymous

    nothin wrong with that…its good to have fans..

  • fuzzywuzzy

    No.  Red carpet appearances/interviews are arranged by an artist’s management/label.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you JoKo54… I must’ve been googling while you typed this. Now it makes sense. I thought it took a lot of guts for him to even take the stage if there was so much controversy. He seemed to also handle the awkwardness well.

  • Anonymous

    They said Joe Jonas’ single was burning of the charts.  Is it really?   I have not heard it yet.

  • luvadamlambert

    UGH I am so mad! The only reason I’m watching this show is for the 30 seconds of Adam and the ONE minute I walk away is when he’s on! So upset at myself!!

  • Anonymous

    So you are saying any musician at all can buy a ticket and walk down the red carpet?  Like my brother and his band could do this?

    Lol. No, that’s why I said that they are different tickets than what regular audience members have. 

    Musicians buy their tickets to sit in the audience, but they can indeed be arranged by management. There are times when musicians are given tickets by the show, but it is not often unless you are a presenter or performer. Like I said, I see nothing wrong with this and everything good with it. 

  • Anonymous

    I’m enjoying the show very much, thank you, and I’m enjoying all the snark from the others, too.

  • Anonymous
  • ituneit

    JLO got an award for what? Seriously?

  • Anonymous

    HaHa…crisp…that is one very good description..:)

  • Anonymous

    JLO got an award for what? Seriously?

    For successfully acting like a singer. 

  • Anonymous

    Do NOT like: Bad hair day for Durbin, Adam, Katy Perry (she looked horrible)
    Do like: Daughtry’s wife

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Thanks very much for taking the time to explain that in detail and so clearly, EmyR. :)  Now I can see why you were so impressed with Adam and Bieber trending.  lol at the pissed off Bieber fans.

  • sagi

    Crap! I just had to rewind to see Adam present. (was making a quick batch of brownies) It was short and sweet, but i do agree the nod and wink and genuine thank you seemed like the perfect ending to the controversy and it seemed the audience was expressing a warm welcome back.:D :) <3

  • Anonymous

    I like Katy too.  One thing we know for sure about her is that she writes hit songs, and lots of them apparently. 

  • ituneit

    Lol!

  • Anonymous

    Me too, Luv. MJ has a video thread going, maybe he’ll make the cut and we’ll see it there soon! Hang in there~

  • Anonymous

    Alanis <333

  • Anonymous

    I usually love Katy Perry but hated her Bride of Frankenstein look.

  • ituneit

    She’s singing live. So that’s two so far.

  • Anonymous

    It was a bizarre fashion statement wasn’t it?  She’s a beautiful girl, but that hair and that dress were just plain weird.  I like the song though. 

  • Miss Chaos

    But not a bad hair day for Daughtry?

  • Anonymous

    Can a totally bald dude have a bad hair day ;)

  • Anonymous

    At this point, my feeling about the JLo thing, is if no one is ever going to hear you sing live, why keep pretending to be a singer?  She’s a fabulous performer and she oozes charisma.  She’s got a lot of stuff in the works, and she can still have an acting career.  I see no reason to keep up this “singer” facade. 

  • GS61

    Yes, too much shine ;)

  • Anonymous

    Can a totally bald dude have a bad hair day ;)

    Maybe if his head is too shiny? ;)

  • OffLeash

    It’s never a bad hair day for Chris lol

  • Anonymous

    Jinx! 

  • Miss Chaos

    Yes, he said when it grew back last year, it was real bad!

  • Anonymous

    The shine on Chris’ head looked perfect!

  • moonz

    Looking forward to Moves Like Jagger and Crawling Back To You!

  • GS61

    :)

  • Dakota01

    Adam and Taylor Swift.  I didn’t realize she was so tall.

    http://bit.ly/tyKGGw

  • Anonymous

     

    I think there’s a tasteless custody joke that I could make here.

    LOL Windmills.  Marc Anthony does have a great voice.  It’s sad that I have so much appreciation for the people who actually come out and sing live.  I really think awards shows should have a no-lip-synching policy. 

  • Miss Chaos

    Awwwwwwwwwwwww!  That was sweet!

  • Anonymous

    Gee. I think Adam and Katy both look fab.  With Katy, I liked the juxtaposition of her 40′s torch singer styling and her accoustic guitar.  Adam’s suit is fantastic.  Chris and his wife look lovely. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ann-Freeman/100000029986611 Ann Freeman

    Lauren Alaina sings “If I Die Young” better than The Band Perry

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Bruno Mars is a cutie!  :) Adam Levine is sounding good! It’s sad when there are so few people on a music awards show who can sing well live. :(

  • Anonymous

    Ok, thanks……

  • Anonymous

    Make sure to close your back tag bracket with a / before the word!

  • GS61

    I agree, I like Chris too. :)

  • OffLeash

    Lurve Adam Levine. Mwah! 

  • Anonymous

    In reply to Yeah Right: Uh, well, I wouldn’t say that.  The whole thing just felt awkward to me but I disagree that Adam is always awkward and isn’t the AMA the only one he’s done except for the EMA recently.  If that’s the case, then your argument is invalid.

  • ituneit

    Make sure to close your back tag bracket with a / before the word!

    Ok trying again……… Yeah!! Thanks EmyR

  • Anonymous

    I took the little Spens to see her last weekend, and I was totally surprised by how tall she is.  I wasn’t expecting that. 

  • Anonymous

    LOL Windmills.  Marc Anthony does have a great voice.  It’s sad that I have so much appreciation for the people who actually come out and sing live.  I really think awards shows should have a no-lip-synching policy.

    I love his voice, I am even tempted to buy his music in Spanish because his voice is that good!  I give kudos to all who sing live, those other people are just pretenders!

  • Anonymous

    Dang, too bad I botched the blockquote and deleted it, lol.  Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    Try this: *blockquote* text */blockquote* but where the stars are.

    Eureka!  

    Now I am gonna go quote crazy, watch out MJ’s big blog!!!

  • moonz

    I’m liking this song Sing A Long haha

  • DragonFly

    Like Chris alot–hoping he has a sense of humor re. the lack o hair.  Just seemed laughable to include him in the bad hair remarks.

  • Anonymous

    It sounds like he’s saying “*shing* along to my radio.” Lol. Adam Levine has such a nice tone. 

  • ituneit

    Tonight I learned how to block quote and most don’t sing live on the AMA’s

  • Anonymous

     if the AMA sent the invitation to 19R the invitation must’ve been for the 2011 winner and runner up (Kris & Adam was there in 2009) and maybe both of them couldn’t make it so they give the invitation to the 4th position and Stefano. Or 19R buy the tickets for them to be there

  • Chris

    Bruno Mars just said it was the year of collaborations with more this year than any other, while introducing Maroon 5 and Christina A.  Then why all the concern in the other story about Haley and Casey’s duet?  Its become an industry standard.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that Katy is into looking as bizarre as possible, but in a very playful, fun way.  Yeah, she looks weird, but somehow it fits for her.  lol  I appreciate her effort to sing live, but that wasn’t very good. 

  • Miss Chaos

    I like Chris D a lot too.  Just hope Adam has a sense of humor about his outfit, makeup- ect!

  • Anonymous

    The last time I watched the AMAs was in 2009.  That night, we had Janet Jackson doing a medley of her songs, Gaga breaking glass, Rhihanna in bondage wear, Eminem singing about rape, JLo in a boxing ring before she took her tumble, Kelly Clarkson absolutely killing it, Alicia Keys and JayZ’s incredible performance of New York State of Mind,  Adam’s controversial performance. This year? Nothing.  Just a bunch of people performing fairly ordinary, boring songs in fairly ordinary, boring ways.  No drama. No real stand out performances.  Blah. 

  • Miss Chaos

    Ya but you have LMFAO to look forward to!

  • OffLeash

    Wow! Biebs fans are slacking….

  • YeahRight

    Did I miss Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera?  Damn.  I missed the one performance that I wanted to see.

  • moonz

    Nice to see Bruno Mars win!!!

  • http://twitter.com/sagajo saga

    And Shakira with her dancers comin in on the aisles!

  • Anonymous

    I absolutely Flove the jacket Adam has on tonight. Very classy and tailored. I’ve never been a huge fan of the skinny leg dress pant look but I think he pulls it off. Should have guessed he’d make a statement by wearing part of his 2009 AMA suit. BTW his boyfriend is hot too. Love how Katy P keeps working her persona outfit, it’s always different. I did have to laugh when Niki couldn’t walk without someone to hold on to. Gotta say I’ve never cared for the shaved bald head look.

  • Anonymous

    Yes Mikas.. Love the free promotion the AMA/ABC given to him about the name of the new album, so now casual fans will know or aware of the name of his new album #Trespassing ..

  • Anonymous

    Loved Adam Levine. He sounded great. Most of these performances have not been that good IMO. Kelly was very good. I would have much rather seen Adam Lambert perform than Bieber. At least Adam can sing. Also really miss seeing Bruno and Adele perform on this show.

  • Anonymous

    Glad Bruno won! I voted for him a bit to help try to get someone with singing talent to actually win tonight. 

  • Nele621

    I’m not the biggest Adam Lambert fan, but one thing I can say about him is that he is one of the best public speakers I’ve seen. He has perfect  diction and can express himself clearly and intelligently. The AMA is all scripted, and I think Adam is a good enough actor to not sound awkward.

  • Anonymous

    Ya but you have LMFAO to look forward to!

    I’m drinking more wine in anticipation. :)

  • Anonymous

    Daughtry sounds great. 

  • http://twitter.com/ucla2014 lovemehateme

    Ugh, so many of these performances have been horrible. I’ve got to give it to JLO though, she did pretty well and I was surprised. Amazing dancer, I guess I just wasn’t aware.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I was surprised at how bad Bieber was tonight.  Or, does he usually lip sync and I’ve just been too unobservant to realize it?

  • YeahRight

    So far – not very good.  For a music award show, there’s not much first-rate music on display. 

    Once again, you have to blame the sad state of music for that.

  • Anonymous

    Loved the Adam Levine/Gym class heroes performance. Adam’s voice is great and the guys from GCH looked like they were having so much fun. Please, cameraman, stop showing Taylor Swift rapping in the audience…it ruins the vibe. 

  • http://twitter.com/ucla2014 lovemehateme

    Isn’t he usually bad? I missed his performance, so I don’t know what to say about that, lol.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve got to give it to JLO though, she did pretty well and I was surprised. Amazing dancer, I guess I just wasn’t aware.

    You can sound pretty good when you’re lip syncing. 

  • ituneit

    Bieber is going through the change and his voice is starting to crack. His manager has commented on it in interviews.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    It’s entirely different when established artists collaborate.

  • http://twitter.com/ucla2014 lovemehateme

    Hahaha, of course, I’m not arguing that, but I wasn’t saying she was good in terms of singing, I was talking about her dancing :)

  • Anonymous

    I love his sense of humor.. and with all the pimp they gave Adam, I think we will see him again next year performing ;D

  • Anonymous

    I was surprised at how bad Bieber was tonight.  Or, does he usually lip sync and I’ve just been too unobservant to realize it?

    His voice is in the process of changing, so he definitely sounds different than when he was younger. 

  • moonz

    hmmm..not sure how I feel about that performance

  • Anonymous

    Ouch.  That Daughtry performance was a bit shaky.  Wonder if Chris is under the weather.

  • Anonymous

    Ooh, Daughtry.  Not good dude. Guitarist was trying to help out in the chorus, but he should have dropped it some.

  • Anonymous

    Ah, I guess b/c she’s known always been a good dancer, that it wasn’t very surprising. I typically judge singers by singing (especially on an award show for singers), so I was bored by it.  

    Her charisma is undeniable though.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’ve only seen him about 3 times previously and he was OK (I’m not his demo), but tonight he was just so bad.  Maybe, he really was lip syncing those other times and I was just clueless.  lol

  • ituneit

    I walked away to for a bit but came back to twitter and here and seeing Daughtry didn’t do so good. What happened? What was not so good about it? People on twitter said he was screaming? He usually nails it live.

  • Anonymous

    Daughtry started out nice but the chorus was shaky in places. That song is going to be stuck in my head now though. 

  • http://twitter.com/ucla2014 lovemehateme

    Yeah, I know she has, I just never really paid attention I guess, so it was surprising to me because of that, cause I didn’t know how good she was. I judge singers by singing as well, but since I can’t do that with JLO, I’ll just do the whole performer judging aspect, lol. Very undeniable indeed.

  • Anonymous

    Really like Marc Anthony’s music – have downloaded way over a dozen of his songs.  He actually may have been the best singer there tonight.

  • OffLeash

    He’s probably sick. Sounded like he had lost his voice.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Good one!  LMAO!

  • http://twitter.com/ucla2014 lovemehateme

    hahaha, I don’t know! I’ve heard him a couple of times as well, and I guess you could say I am a part of his demo…I’m 17 lol. I’ve never been a fan of the kid though, never will be.

  • Anonymous

    The most controversial thing about tonight’s show are the ads for A Gaga Thanksgiving.  I mean, WTF? Is she going to give birth to a turkey while strapped to Plymouth Rock? The anticipation is killing me.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    ituneit wrote:
    “Bieber is going through the change and his voice is starting to crack. His manager has commented on it in interviews.”

    “His voice is in the process of changing, so he definitely sounds different than when he was younger. ”

    Oh, of course!  That must be it.  Too bad that it’s happening right when he’s promoting his new Xmas CD.

  • http://twitter.com/ucla2014 lovemehateme

    They did say surprises during the show, didn’t they? Maybe it’s a sign that will be one of the surprises, lmao.

  • http://twitter.com/sagajo saga

    Higher register is weak, raspy and when it fails he screams more than sings.

  • larc

    Bieber is going through the change and his voice is starting to crack.

    Too bad it doesn’t crack on pitch.  ;)

  • YeahRight

    I love his sense of humor.. and with all the pimp they gave Adam, I think we will see him again next year performing ;D 

    If he’s relevant at this time next year.

  • Anonymous

    I have been a Daughtry fan since Idol, but sadly the last 4 times I have seen him live, he was not good at all.  I wonder if all the yelling has damaged his voice.

  • Anonymous

    IAMJHUD: 
    Theres nothing like sitting on the couch in my comfy sweats, watching the awards! lockerz.com/s/158045580

    JHud left the awards? She looks cute and comfortable in this picture. 

  • Anonymous

    Bieber is going through the change and his voice is starting to crack. His manager has commented on it in interviews.

    The change?  So he’s menopausal?  Ok, the punchline to that is so easy, I won’t, must remember he is just a child.  But seriously, how old is he to be going through puberty at such a late age?  

  • Anonymous

    Goes without saying.

  • GS61

    He probably caught James’ cold
    (I blame it all on Benson, he must be the carrier) lol

  • Anonymous

    This performance looks like that group from AGT… I forget what they were called?

  • OffLeash

    Much better outfit for JLo. But I’m so sick of that electro crap she sings.

  • GS61

    Exactly, way too old. Both my son’s voices changed around 14.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve stopped watching – just listening to the audio – all starting to blend together with the same boring beats.

  • OffLeash

    LOL!

  • YeahRight

    She already did what she had to do.  Why hang out?

  • Anonymous

    I have been a Daughtry fan since Idol, but sadly the last 4 times I have seen him live, he was not good at all.  I wonder if all the yelling has damaged his voice.

    I’m bummed.  I saw him in concert a few years ago, and he sounded great. But he’s sounded off the past few times I’ve seen him on TV.  Oh well.  Still a fan of his albums. :)

  • Anonymous

    YAY Adele!

  • OffLeash

    YAY! Adele won! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lynda-Hanson-Beaugez/100000081366443 Lynda Hanson Beaugez

    Taylor was gorgeous.
    Adam, sometimes less is more.
    Kelly, you look frumpy.  Don’t care for her voice.  She gargles when she sings.

    Pulling for Taylor to take the big one!

  • Anonymous

    Perfect

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pretty-Horsey/100002304831654 Pretty Horsey

    The light show/dancing was cool in that performance everything else…..

  • moonz

    I’ve notice that as well…starting with the NA. He sings better when he sings low but when he yells its not good at all..

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Hmm…. good point.  According to wiki, Justin was born on March 1, 1994, so he’s 17 1/2  years old.  Maybe his vocal problems were because of something else. 

  • Anonymous

    If he’s relevant at this time next year.

    Glad that the general public will be the judge of that.  

  • moonz

    Yep very happy for her. Hope she wins Artist of the Year as well!!

  • Anonymous

    Ohh.. don’t you worry about it.. LOL

  • http://twitter.com/sagajo saga

    There’s been rumors that they gave him medicine to pospone his puberty.

  • Anonymous

    Again.. Networking

  • Anonymous

    She already did what she had to do.  Why hang out?

    Lol. I guess that’s true, though some people like to actually watch the show live, there’s networking, and they do interviews after the show as well. I’d be like her too as it’s just as easy to watch lip syncing from home than it is “live.”

  • Anonymous

    I thought it was just me, but yeah, Daughtry sounded bad.  The audience didn’t seem too thrilled either.  Too bad.

  • ituneit

    LA Times music section just totally trashed JLo’s performance. Called it an embarrassment. Her trying to get into the car while lip synching was pretty cringe worthy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lynda-Hanson-Beaugez/100000081366443 Lynda Hanson Beaugez

    WTG Taylor!!!

  • Anonymous

    Taylor Swift comes off a bit fake every time she gets an award. 

  • moonz

    Ah well….I wanted Adele to win but….

  • Anonymous

    Omg… OMG!!! Taylor must practice that face and reaction in the mirror…  LOL

  • Anonymous

    Where is Kanye when you need him?

  • larc

    There’s been rumors that they gave him medicine to pospone his puberty.

    That’s a relief!  I was starting to think maybe they had done more than that.  ;)

  • ituneit

    Adele should have won.

  • http://twitter.com/sagajo saga

    LOL! :P

  • OffLeash

    That’s exactly what I was gonna ask. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Seriously?  WTF?

  • Anonymous

    LMFAO is cracking me up!

  • Anonymous

    TS “you like me you really like me”. We are all as surprised as you Taylor.

  • Anonymous

    You know, I think this LMFAO performance would benefit from some simulated oral sex acts. :)

  • fuzzywuzzy

    LMAO!

  • OffLeash

    Can’t stand David H. Am I the only one? 

  • Anonymous

    I hope the Hoff gets some complaints for those gestures. They should have been censored more than anything I’ve seen on the show for years. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    What a chaotic mess that was!  But at the same time, kind of fascinating and entertaining!  lol

  • YeahRight

    Some people stay and watch the whole show; some leave when their task is done.  I would leave. 

    Jennifer Hudson doesn’t need to hang around and “network”.  She’s fine.

  • GS61

    And they thought Adam was offensive??!
    WTF was that?? I’m offended by THAT!
    That was moronic!

  • Anonymous

    JHud probably left early because she had already seen LMFAO in dress rehearsal. No need to sit through that frat boy shit twice.  

  • Anonymous

    Looks like for a snack! LOL

  • Anonymous

    Both Scotty and David A. were younger when on Idol, and they managed their voices just fine and David A. only has one working vocal chord.   I know everyone matures differently.  My 15 year old grandson has been very slow to mature, but he doesn’t have issues like Justin has.  I would say to let him take a break while he gets done with the voice change, but he seems to sell records even though he doesn’t sing well.

  • Anonymous

    Jennifer Hudson doesn’t need to hang around and “network”.  She’s fine.

    I love Jennifer, but it never hurts to network. But I also don’t think she needed to stay if she didn’t want to, it’s no big deal. I wouldn’t have wanted to sit through some of performances tonight either. Lol.

    I was just giving you some reasons why someone might stay, as you asked why.

  • Anonymous

    Well, glad that’s over – what a hot mess of boring performances – next time I’ll just wait for the tubies.

  • too-cool-for-school

    Wow @ LMFAO. We really are raising the current youth of America to be fist-pumping, glowstick-waving, shot-downing burnouts, aren’t we? More so than ever, at least. God help us! It’s a little scary.

  • milwlovesadam

    The Hoff??? WTF??? That was a stinking pile of dung for a finale. Think I’ll call the FCC. For having excrement on my TV. And just think, children may have been exposed to that. ( Clutching my pearls now).

  • Anonymous

    why does Taylor Swift keep winning these awards? IMO, she’s talented sure, but she’s not all that. And her “OMG I won???” act has gotten old

  • Miss Chaos

    Sorry I havet seen it yet, what went on?

  • Anonymous

    Jennifer Hudson doesn’t need to hang around and “network”.  She’s fine.

    Only in the idol bubble is Jennifer above needing to network, that best supporting actress from a couple of years ago, a not yet platinum cd, and pimping for Weight Watchers will only last for so long.  In Hollywood you are only as popular as your most recent success.  That is why she was there, even if she did go home early.  She knows better.

  • Miss Chaos

    Just watched Beiber, that was plain awful, he wouldnt even get anywhere on Idol or X-Factor singing like that.  Or I know, how about The Voice? lol

  • Anonymous

    Where is Kanye when you need him?

    Yep, I wish Kanye West was there tonight!  I can’t stand Taylor and her fake surprise look every time she wins.

    As for LMFAO ……. well I was LMFAO throughout their performance. There’s no words to even describe what that was lol.

  • Anonymous

    When all is said and done, I am sure that Adam will be around singing, or doing whatever he chooses to do for many years to come, while other AI alums, I am afraid, not so much *sorry*

    Can’t wait to watch Adam’s 30 seconds on MJs (I am hoping his segment does get posted).
    From what I have read Kelly’s song didn’t go over so well, but am still looking forward to watching that as well.

  • casper

    Not a fan of Taylor Swift’s singing, even though I think she’s a talented song writer.  Why does she keep winning these awards??  Gotta give her her due–she sells out arenas and stadiums on a regular basis.  She is a money making, profitable machine with the charisma to keep them coming back.  The music industry loves that. Good for her. Congratulations Taylor Swift. 

  • YeahRight

    To all those complaining about Taylor Swift winning, don’t the fans vote for this?  There you go.

    Don’t worry about Adele.  She’s getting the Grammys.

  • Anonymous

    I thought so. But after Bruno won over Bieber, I’m not so sure.

  • Anonymous

     

    In Hollywood you are only as popular as your most recent success.  That is why she was there, even if she did go home early.  She knows better.

    I do agree with you, Abby.  But, I’m wondering if maybe JHud wasn’t feeling well. She’s been in the biz for awhile and knows the game.  At the same time, I think many presenters and performers skip out as early as they can to get to the after parties and such, as that’s where the REAL networking occurs.  Obviously, that’s not the case with Jennifer as she claimed to be tweeting from home in her jammies. (Which is another reason I wonder if she’s feeling ill… that would have been early evening in LA.)   Anyway, I just can’t get on her for that. Who knows? Maybe Kelly left right after she performed as well. But, since she didn’t tweet that info, we don’t know for sure. 

    It’s all a bit like when my son was in grade school, and we had to attend his Christmas programs.  By the time he was in 3rd grade, my husband and I had figured out how to discreetly sneak out after his class had performed, to run across the street and grab a quick coffee, and to return to the school in time to show up in his classroom to pick him up, all praise and smiles as if we’d endured the entire dreary two hours.  (Don’t judge me unless you’ve sat through a k-8 Christmas program that is almost exactly the same every freaking year.)   My point is that I’m sure these industry folks figure out when it’s the right time to leave and do so.  

  • Anonymous

    OK. Seriously, MJ? That JLo/Pitbull pic you have featured? Bwahahhahahahahaha!!!  Yep. Back that up, JLo.  OMG. You need to hold a caption competition. 

  • Anonymous

    He doesn’t need to. 

  • Anonymous

    What a shame I missed this show–LOL I watched The Good Wife

  • Anonymous

    Maybe JLo wanted to get the same reaction Adam did in 2009, protested by 1500 parents who watched her since she’s the judge on AI… LOL

  • asifclueless

    Hehe…hehe..LUV..You’re funny.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3ZGXZCUE2YYOS7QV6QSTKM4SA buffynut2001

    “Jazz_1134 minutes agoin reply to Zsus Maybe JLo wanted to get the same reaction Adam did in 2009, protested by 1500 parents who watched her since she’s the judge on AI… LOL”
    **
    They will get no protest letters on JLo’s performance because she is heterosexual and female. Double standards.

  • http://twitter.com/moni0112 Monica
  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3ZGXZCUE2YYOS7QV6QSTKM4SA buffynut2001
  • http://twitter.com/AwesomeWillis Willis White

    Kristen McNamera does it better than both :)

  • http://twitter.com/AwesomeWillis Willis White

    I enjoyed the Nikki Minaj and Katy Perry performances tonight. Katy was singing such a great song and I do wish the performance matched the song better. Kelly sounded good, but I was not feeling the ‘Newsies’ spin. AMA’s are a total joke as an awards show. I will say, they are GREAT for album promo!

  • Anonymous

    Awww, from Billboard’s article on the night:

    “And Adam Lambert’s return to the AMAs stage — the first since his controversial performance in 2009 — was greeted with some of the night’s biggest applause as he introduced OneRepublic.”

    http://www.billboard.com/news/amas-2011-taylor-swift-nicki-minaj-win-big-1005547162.story

  • http://twitter.com/moni0112 Monica
  • Anonymous

    Reminder:

    Just went through this thread and deleted a pile of posts. Again, it’s the low tolerance for any sort of criticism of a favorite that’s at issue.  Some can dis in one breath and freak out in another when their favorite is the target! Also deleted “You dissed my Idol now I’m going to dis yours” posts.

    How many different ways do I have to say “Don’t scold, tell people what to do, or try to mod the thread?”  I banned a couple of people, because it’s frustrating to keep repeating myself.

  • http://www.fatladysings.us/ TFLS

    That photo of JLo and Pitbull?  Damn!  You can see his ‘appreciation’ of JLo’s abbreviated costume quite clearly.  Kinda beyond the pale for me.  It was just as noticeable during the performance too – highlighted even (which makes me sure it wasn’t simply the ‘passion’ of the moment).  Now – maybe he ‘created’ that look just for the impression it gave (something Lil Wayne is infamous for) – but I think it cheapened her.  Bad enough she decides sell cars along with her performance….does she have to give the impression she’s a commodity as well?  I actually didn’t have a problem with any of her costume changes.  Remember that green dress held up by prayers and double-stick tape?  She’s a beautiful woman.  She has a right to flaunt it.  No – it was Pitbulls fanciful exaggeration (actions included) that chilled.  Not cool dude.  Not cool at all.

  • Anonymous

    I’m much more offended by JLo hawking a car in the middle of her performance than I am by any “risque” choreography, Pitbull boner or no LOL. 

  • Anonymous

    pretty much what you said. Having Kim Perry follow Biebs only pointed out that he doesn’t sing very well. Kelly my highlight.

  • Anonymous

    Great recap and LOL to this: “What’s this? Collaborators who actually look at each other during their joint performance? Collaborators who hug each other after a joint performance?” I still haven’t recovered from the “Renegade” S9 performance…

  • cwm

    Windmills – I love your first-rate liveblogging commentary! Thanks!

    I thought Adam looked absolutely gorgeous and did a bang-up job on stage.

    Kelly’s performance was interesting and fun and it was great to hear her sing so well. She looked great, but the dress was a little tight. Maroon 5/Xtina were alright, but not particularly memorable. Daughtry did not sound good at all; Chris’ voice was seriously straining and he was shouty.

    There were lots of mediocre performances tonight: Daughtry, Drake, Beiber, Enrique, One Republic, LMFAO, JLo, etc. And there was way too much JLo on my screen. Why does she get so many performance slots? And WTF was that with the car ad as part of her medley performance?

  • DragonFly

    This is in reply to buffynut2001 post earlier with a link (my agreeing) to complaints about Jennifer Lopez in it:

    Charisma isn’t what they’re giving Jennifer in the 2,000+ comments below the write-up from this article.  If you want a CAR-load of bad comments about her voice, costume, performance, etc. it’s not hard to find there.  A cple favorites so far “Flashback to Cher” — @ $250,000 per hr on Idol, do you think she cares what you think?—sorry but as far as talent goes, SHE CAN NOT SINNG!!! she looks good and has body, the rest is smoke & mirrors OR studio work along with great pro audio engineering! she can dance and shake her thang but i much rather prefer to listen 2 her with the speakers disconnected. 
    My comment–she performed but raunchy–true talent wouldn’t need SO much visual “stimulation”.  I like Jennifer’s emotion on AI & she has beauty but it’s hard to consider her opinion of raw, vocal singing talent in judging on AI mattering when her songs are so manipulated & nothing “raw talent” available re. her voice from anything I’ve seen from her so far.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UITYTUSGL7IK7WLFFDXXRYP7GA Falfor

    All in all it was a pretty good show. Nicki Minaj really did not need her ass made any larger, Adam Lambert with his subtle suit and tie choking him, (they trust me now, they were (up-)tight,) Ryan Tedder singing offkey, (must have been equipment failure), JLo breathless after dancing, (thank goodness for lip sync) and Madonna whose dress looked so tight that after wondering how she got into it, you wondered more how she would get out of it. LMFAO, well LMFAO. Yes, it was a good show, and the songs were all current. Entertainment, it keeps my life sane.

  • asifclueless

    A-
    Or an Asian F

    LOL !!! Are you alright, Oksana?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Because she has a huge, rabid online fanbase?

  • Anonymous

    I will assume the car company paid for that time slot/car to be there on stage and that’s why Jlo had two performances

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    Overall, it was an entertaining evening.  Some surprises, like the awards Taylor Swift wins.  As long as her fans care, she’ll keep winning!

    I didn’t like James’ bandana, but maybe he wore it for attention?

    Jennifer looked beautiful, as usual.  Loved Kelly’s red dress!

    Still not into the Rap performances, and would love to have heard Adele sing.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    Adam looked fantastic!  He certainly knows how to dress.  Head to toe he was perfect.  Loved how he wore the original AMA suit.  He is also a very good speaker and presenter.  Last night the AMA’s could have used Adam’s spot on vocals.  So many either lip synced or were off.  Maybe next year Adam will get to perform.

    Daughtry sounded like they were having mixing issues to me. Chris always sings perfect live. But he will always be my first Idol boyfriend. Now if only Cookie was there too. My 3 delights.

    James looked fine and handled himself well. He is learning.

    Kelly looked great in her red dress. Kelly also sounded GREAT. The best vocal of the night. IMO.

  • Anonymous

    Is Durbin trying to get some extra press for his release week by being declared one of the worst dressed of the night?

    NAH, Adam took that honor.
    http://www.radaronline.com/photos/image/154332/2011/11/-best-worst-wackiest-fashions-2011-american-music-awards#image-load

  • Anonymous

    Madonna was there?

  • Marilyn V

    Loved seeing Adam back on that stage.  He looked and sounded great.  I think there was sound issues with Daughtry’s performance, usually he sounds better live.  Enjoyed Kelly’s performance too.

  • Anonymous

    Jazz_11 sez: “Ohh.. let us know if he make the list please.

    I tried but couldn’t find James on a 2011 AMA’s Worst-Dressed List (but did find Adam on two) – would you take a Best-Dressed instead? :)

    http://blog.music.aol.com/2011/11/20/ama-2011-fashion-photos/#photo-24
    (best: James Durbin)

    The ‘Love Me Bad’ singer stayed true to his rocker roots with a black-on-black suit featuring skull accents. Would we recommend James wear this edgy outfit to church with his grandmother… no. But, on the 2011 American Music Awards’ red carpet, it works perfectly. Bonus points for pulling off the head bandana!”

    http://www.radaronline.com/photos/image/154332/2011/11/-best-worst-wackiest-fashions-2011-american-music-awards#image-load
    (worst: Adam)

    http://www.examiner.com/club-fashion-in-charlotte/2011-ama-best-and-worst-dressed-picture#slide=40071041
    (worst: Adam)

  • Anonymous

    This is really late, but where exactly is Adam on that list for Billboard? Just curious. I can’t help but laugh at RadarOnline though. I prefer say Kenton Magazine’s (legit fashion magazine) take on Best/Worst or even E!.

    I still maintain both James and Adam looked fine.

  • Anonymous

    Hi, EmyR, Adam didn’t make either Best OR Worst on the Billboard site.

    I always admire your posts! The Best & Worst lists are actually silly, but kinda fun to read anyway. I never expected to see James on any of the lists, because he’s not ‘big’ enough to be mentioned – yet! :)

    Edit: I’m sorry – he wasn’t mentioned in Billboard; he made “worst” in this one:

    http://www.examiner.com/club-fashion-in-charlotte/2011-ama-best-and-worst-dressed-picture#slide=40071041

  • Anonymous

    Oh ha. I thought I’d missed something when you linked it. Examiner articles can be written by anyone, and there are a handful of those where he was best. I agree though, it’s such a silly thing to write on when you have no credentials to be a judge (I could in fact write an article on there myself). I bet Adam’ll show up on Fashion Police again though. Lol. Joan Rivers enjoys poking fun at this style, but Kelly Osbourne’s love for him makes it worth watching. His OTT style is so controversial. 

    James’ll likely make lists in the future as his music is played on the radio more. The more respectable listers typically don’t care about being “known” if it outfit is eye catching, for better or worse. :)

  • Anonymous

    Examiner articles can be written by anyone, and there are a handful of those where he was best.

    LOL! Oh, I know that  – I’ve read too many over-the-top “articles” on the Amazon FYE forum posted by the fans who swear by those incredible articles. :)

  • Anonymous

    Ah, see when you linked it as a replacement to the no-show Billboard list, I thought were implying it was creditable in some way.  

    But yes, unless an Examiner author can link to their legitimate professional work, then no, they are in no way “incredible.” Most musicians and or celebs get a ton of articles about them written on there, and while it’s nice publicity since they do pop up in the news sections, they still are not creditable critiques. A lot of people try to use them in arguments for good and bad, but mostly those people look silly for doing so.