American Music Awards 2009 Live Red Carpet

Watch your favorites walk the American Music Awards 2009 red carpet via live stream beginning at 6et/3pt PM.

UPDATE: First Idol sighting! Blake Lewis in the House. Chris Daughtry, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Adam Lambert.

After the jump, check out photos from the red carpet.

Idols Performing tonight (and appearing on the red carpet): Carrie Underwood, Daughtry and Kelly Clarkson. Adam Lambert is set to close the show.

Presenting tonight: Kris Allen with Demi Lovato, Paula Abdul, Ryan Seacrest, and Leona Lewis, plus, Kelly Osbourne and Donny Osmond from Dancing with the Stars.

Look for multiple posts as the night wears on.

It’s going to be a big night, kids!

Photos from the red carpet, after the JUMP…

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228 Comments

  1. Just curious, what do they do with the red carpet dress after the event? I mean, for example Carrie had CMA, CNN, AMA… a lot of dresses, no?

  2. Tweeted from Courtney SYTYCD one of Adam’s dancers.

    cgdancer612

    Hair and make up is INTENSE! :)

  3. MJ — Thank you for all you bring to us on a daily (hourly) basis.
    You are truly awesome!

  4. nicolinaroyale

    http://twitpic.com/qk22u ‘“ new gloves made for @adamlambert look for them tonite or comming up!!!

    Too funny. They are really hoping to increase business! Ah, to back to my youth and clubbing days….couldn’t quite pull off the look now but the spirit is definitely still there.

  5. Tweet from somebody performing with Whitney tonight.

    http://twitter.com/dereklbutler/status/5957318961

    Carrie Underwood is Killin! Rhianna’s performance was pretty Dope too!

    amiroamor Carrie was asked this question and she says the dresses usually go into some kind of exhibit/collection for the designer.

    I’m 100% expecting to think WTF???? @ at least 1 of Carrie’s outfits tonight. She’s usually experimented at the AMAs because they’re more a fun show.

  6. Just curious, what do they do with the red carpet dress after the event? I mean, for example Carrie had CMA, CNN, AMA’ ¦ a lot of dresses, no?

    a lot of artists just rent them

  7. O/T, but OHP just tweeted me that Adam will be on tonight. Figures during AMAs. LOL

    Back to the show!!! :) WOOT WOOT

  8. OpenHouseParty

    @suebrody1 lambert definitely playing tonight! 11 minutes ago from Twitterrific in reply to suebrody1

    I need to ask which one and when. ;) SO FIGURES.

  9. ADAM LAMBERT–CAN’T WAIT FOR HIM TO PERFORM. And now they are rapping???

  10. I’m back after being moderated last night for finger wagging…*hangs head*. So happy for our guy. Finally this night is here!!!!!!

  11. The stars don’t actually own the clothes or the jewelry.

    The stylists line up the clothes and jewelry and helps the star pick the right on. (or the wrong one!) Some stars have a designer they love and always wear something created just for them.

    The jewelry goes back to the store and the dress or tux goes back to the designer.

    I’ve seen auctions held to auction off the clothes for charity.

  12. Oh, thanks everyone for clearing that up for me lol.

    I thought the show has already started. Bring it on idols!

  13. so… do we know when interesting people will show up? In a few hours?

  14. Jenni Pulos is hilarious…is it just me or are ppl randomly calling out Adam’s name?
    Looks like the red carpet is filling up pretty fast

  15. nocilinaroytale tweeted that adam’s mom mihjt wear her jewelry tonight so adam is going to ama with his mother?!!! thats cool.

  16. I can’t believe they are doing bad rap til the red carpet live starts!

  17. Is this being televised on any network? Like the TV Guide network?

  18. yeah, this is sort of lame (they did this with 2012, too, BTW)–nope, not on anything from TV Guide Network, apparently. Oh, they are so unfunny, this is painful…

  19. I guess for the moment I’m glad I can’t really hear anything.

    Thanks suebrody

  20. No tweeting, just facebook? Don’t have facebook…

    THREE MINUTES TILL THE REDCARPET SHOW…no time to get my laundry…no, more rapping. *ears bleeding*

  21. No one wears their own clothing?

    Maybe their own panties? (if they’re wearing panties)

    I’m sure the men are all wearing their own c0ck rings.

  22. no, checked every station on tv that does red carpet-like tv guide & enews and noone is

  23. No one wears their own clothing?

    Maybe their own panties? (if they’re wearing panties)

    I’m sure the men are all wearing their own c0ck rings.

    Maybe their red boots or fierce jacket?

  24. I’m watching the live stream… why is it that everyone in the background is walking around looking like they are confused. LOL

  25. wer is adam? i dnt like his pampadour hair? i wish he just have that hair like on his video, or even the emo hair would be nice…i ould like to know who will be with him on the red carpet.

  26. twitter

    pantsarama I just saw Shakira in a tiny yellow dress backstage at the AMAs. She exchanged hellos with Kelly Clarkson. She-Wolf meets Miss Independent

  27. How do you refresh and not lose the feed?

    Maybe I should delete the feed and leave the link?

  28. Who is this person–Candace?–who wants to hear Adam and Lady GaGa?

  29. cool when some one is asked who they want to see and they say Adam’s name first!!!

  30. MJ, I think that would work, Just have the livev stream going and then this page…dunno…thanks.

  31. That would be great mj– that way we can watch the stream separately and still post!!!

    You are the best!

  32. I’m hearing that Adam was already there – rehersals are running late – so he’s waiting to dio his final rehersal and is already INSIDE

  33. If MJ wins all the categories he is nominated, what are they going to do with the accepting speech?

  34. LOL at the old guy knowing “Boom Boom Pow!!” I’m going to be that guy in 50 years. ;-)

  35. Open two windows. One with blog to refresh and second with
    live stream

  36. Well, if Adam is already inside…lol on Boom Boom Pow…gotta recharge laptop, back later. :

  37. If MJ wins all the categories he is nominated, what are they going to do with the accepting speech?

    Right at this very moment, Joe Jackson is attempting to muscle his way in the back entrance while Rev. Sharpton shouts encouragement.

  38. Beckymd, maybe Janet, or all of his brothers together will accept?

  39. These “reporters” are so crappy I can’t believe it. The guy who won the Coke contest is better than any of them.

    I never realized how talented Ryan Seacrest is. He handles these things so smoothly.

  40. Kelly is not following the usual Hollywood dictates of appropriate body type. She says she’s comfortable with her body. So it’s all good.

    I was more perturbed about her hair.

  41. kelly looks so stout. wat hapen to her?

    Live on-the-fly photoshopping has a way to go.

    Kelly has given up on being a waif for a while. She is comfortable in her own skin. It’s her record company that insists on her looking different in photos.

  42. I love kelly clarkson but seriously wtf was she wearing? and her hair? she looked like she’d just gotten out of the rain

  43. mayang,
    Kelly has done quite a bit of press recently that she is happy with her weight, because she feels it is more herself–she has been this way for a while

  44. Kelly has ALWAYS been chunky, even on Idol. I remember right after she won she gave an interview saying she was being pressured to lose weight but she was happy the way she is.

    She’s so talented, why don’t they leave her alone?

  45. Kelly is a nice down home Texas girl that seems to enjoy her biscuits and gravy and IS VERY HAPPY being who she is. As long as she is happy and content and is comfortable…end of story (even though I wish she’d care more (and I’m not talking about her weight…just the stylin’).

  46. ok, if shes comfortable with that then let her be. orianthi loves adam….i love him too.

  47. Orianthi, LOL, wanting to see ADam!!!

    on the couch in Adelaide watching. LOL – that sounds about right. Nice to hear an Aussie who still has their accent intact!

  48. It is not on TV, it’s just a livestream. The TV coverage doesn’t start until 8pm EST, 7pm CST.

  49. my comment about kelly had nothing to do with her weight. it’s her clothing choices that puzzle me LOL. Love her. she’s my second fav after Adam but the girl does not know how to dress herself, at least not in the U.S. because she usually looks amazing overseas.

    I grinned like an idiot when Orianthi said she was excited to see Adam.

    I hope he gets the chance to walk the red carpet and work his boots

  50. omg.. the grey suit + black piping and a blck shirt…. i approve :)

  51. On the Ustream page, Adam is standing right behind Janet Jackson but is completely ignoring her, instead gazing longingly to the other side of the page at Gaga,

  52. Just saw Kris too. Have to say, this live feed is weak. They are missing tons of artists as they flip back and forth amongst themselves talking about nothing… Oh well 25 minutes till the real deal

  53. keith is so awesome. they really are a beautiful couple

    scorned! I missed kris :(

  54. yay i’m here. so if Adam is already in , we won’t get to see him?. or will he come back out?. kelly did not look good at all. nothing to do with weight. she looked a bit unkept. and she’s a pretty girl.

  55. Daughtry excited to see Adam, hes gonna bring the fire!!!!!!!!!!!

  56. DIdn’t see Katy.

    I am really thrilled how many people are most excited to see Adam. It sort of surprises me, but makes me happy.

  57. what’s wrong with that bobby guy?. is he trying to copy gaga?

  58. this whole thing is a hot mess… if they throw it over one more time I am going to throw my computer and is it just me or are all the artists totally stoned!

  59. Isn’t interesting that so many of the interviewees have said that they are excited to see Adam Lambert! and of course GaGa!

  60. I am really thrilled how many people are most excited to see Adam. It sort of surprises me, but makes me happy.

    Who mentioned Adam?

  61. what’s wrong with that bobby guy?. is he trying to copy gaga?

    He has beee doing that long before Gaga was around

  62. Why were people saying earlier that Perez Hilton was hosting this? Is he there somewhere or was that just a rumor?

  63. Alicia Keys! i think she’s performing with J-Zay isn’t it?

    With Jay-Z and a solo.

  64. Most of the time on the red carpet itself only the “famous” person walks. His or her date/guest usually is escorted through another entrance.

    And, if you have ever been to a carpet it is very disorganized. There are hundreds of media not just the guys on the live stream….and publicists are herding their peeps to specific media for photo ops and interviews.

  65. I think Alicia Keys is performing twice, once her single and once with JayZ

  66. ugghh…..Jae is annoying. he’s always cutting ppl’s answers. i guess almost everyone of them.

  67. Why were people saying earlier that Perez Hilton was hosting this? Is he there somewhere or was that just a rumor?

    I think he’s just presenting something, thankfully.

    add: people say Kelly’s fat? Yeesh, look at Val Kilmer.

  68. Jai was always a cross between adorable and really, really annoying!

  69. Finally a few of you saying what I’ve been thinking…..this red carpet deal stinks. I swear that guy interview Daughtry didn’t even know there actually is a Chris Daughtry. Jumping from one spot to another, trying to listen on ear phones while interviewing people. I can’t remember when I have seen anything this chaotic and unprofessional. Really bad. Would have much preferred just watching people walking the red carpet, then at least we could have enjoyed seeing how they were dressed, etc.

    It is also rude to the people being interviewed the way they stop suddenly and go across to a different interview, almost in the middle of a sentence.

  70. I keep hearing mad screams from the spectators, and then they interview someone extremely dull. Who was inspiring the screams? We need multiple cameras and screens. Or cinematic wide screen.

  71. Getty Images is starting to get pictures up for the red carpet. The only Idol they have so far is Kelly, but they are adding new ones all the time.

    Why is Mary J Blige sporting a 50s PTA Mom hairdo?

  72. Of what I’ve seen so far, the following have mentioned wanting to seeing Adam.

    Orianthi
    Melissa Ethridge
    Daughtry
    Some blond lady who was on early… sorry I don’t know who she is

    There may be others, but those are the one’s I’ve seen.

  73. One thing that’s really annoying is the “spamming” of artists in the social stream next to the live feed – makes my head spin!!

  74. This is a historic AMA so take it all in everyone. Janet Jackson performing while her dead brother Michael is nominated. Rhianna’s comeback after being abused. Whitney Houston’s comeback after years of drug abuse. Adam Lambert, the new music icon in his first major TV performance since American Idol and on the eve of his debut album release. Beyonce and Taylor Swift are going up against each other again. There is this thing in the air and it’s almost like something crazy is going to happen but I don’t know what it is yet.

  75. Winks8, the blond lady starred in Dirty Sexy Money, just forgot her name

  76. Oh but its great to be able to see this live feed from Australia on a Monday morning!!

    Don’t know half these artists though?? Is an education !!

  77. ABC is running late, will they start the show at 8?

    On the East Coast ABC is running America’s Funniest Home Videos right now, so don’t know what you mean by “running late.” The awards will start on time.

  78. This is a historic AMA so take it all in everyone. Janet Jackson performing while her dead brother Michael is nominated. Rhianna’s comeback after being abused. Whitney Houston’s comeback after years of drug abuse. Adam Lambert, the new music icon in his first major TV performance since American Idol and on the eve of his debut album release. Beyonce and Taylor Swift are going up against each other again. There is this thing in the air and it’s almost like something crazy is going to happen but I don’t know what it is yet.

    And Kris Allen presenting.

  79. I never realized how talented Ryan Seacrest is. He handles these things so smoothly.

    Well except for his botched interview with the stars of Slumdog Millionaire on the Oscars red carpet. That was embarrassing. But he usually does a decent job other than that.

  80. Winks8, the blond lady starred in Dirty Sexy Money, just forgot her name

    Thanks 4evrmomof4! :-)

  81. AMHV started around 7:30 but I asume they will start the show at 8

  82. feeling that Adam had to do abbreviated red carpet and only did major media due to rehearsals

  83. Blake needs a fashion intervention, stat. That new hairdo is not working.

  84. Blake needs a fashion intervention, stat. That new hairdo is not working.

    It boggles my mind that he can’t see how bad it is for himself.

  85. [bounds in laughing]

    Hello everyone! Its been a while since I’ve posted here with any regularity, but isn’t tonight awesome?!!!

    So excited for all the Idols performing tonight. I love, love Kelly and am looking forward to Carrie and Daughtry too!

    [grin] Won’t lie of course, but I am MOST looking forward to seeing Adam! Go bb!!!! So insanely proud of you! :grin:

    [laughs] Those of you who knew me from the tour threads know that I pass out virtual lollipops on happy occasions, and this DEFINITELY counts!

    So, if you want to play along, just grab a lolly and enjoy while watching the show! [winks] Its magical. Any flavor you want is there.

    [wanders back to red carpet viewing…leaving lolly bucket behind in thread…..]

  86. jinxx315
    11/22/2009 at 7:38 pm

    This is a historic AMA so take it all in everyone.

    I totally agree. What an epic evening! I. Can. Not. Wait. :)

  87. feeling that Adam had to do abbreviated red carpet and only did major media due to rehearsals

    yeah but why Adam?. kelly, daughtry, carrie, are all performing and we got to see them and alicia keys is even performing 2 nos .

    kris looks hot hot in that picture with kelly.

  88. Blake looks ridiculous. Rooster hair. Yikes! The picture of Kelly and Kris is cute. Idol through the years!

  89. Found this on Twitter ‘“ hopefully a better shot shows up soon!

    Kelly Clarkson and Kris Allen

    nice! Kris should be very happy to meet Kelly. She’s his favorite idol!!

  90. Found this on Twitter ‘“ hopefully a better shot shows up soon!

    Check Getty. They have some nice ones of Kris and Katie (and couple of them with Nicole and Keith).

  91. Kirsten
    “Blake needs a fashion intervention, stat. That new hairdo is not working.”

    Not just the hairdo, his clothing are so mismatch and the shoes… nothing looks right..

  92. Oh BLAKE….sweetie….um….

    Kris and Katy with Keith and Nicole. So sweet….but short!!! :mrgreen:

  93. jae told paula all her babies are performing tonight. it must feel that way to her.

  94. No stress from Simon would explain why Paula looks so good and sounds coherent.

  95. Not just the hairdo, his clothing are so mismatch and the shoes’ ¦ nothing looks right..

    Maybe the poor dude is trying to get some press by making some of the worst dressed lists. It’s hard out there for an indie.

  96. Thanks for the Kris & Katie photos- they look so great together!! Katies dress is so cute!! Kris ‘s suit is great but I’m going to be ‘mum” & say get your hand out of your pocket Kris- not a good look!!!
    Keith Urban looked good as well!!

  97. This must be so surreal for Kris and Katy. A long way from Arkansas and what they were doing at this time last year.

  98. Katie needs a stylist, at least one who doesn’t work for Wal-Mart.

    Kris could use one as well.

  99. ADAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  100. Katy Allen is stunning. Seems she likes black nail polish

    Doesn’t everyone who’s kewl like it? lol

  101. Too much hair, but it’s okay, he needs it for the production, lol

  102. YEAH!!! He looks beautiful!!! I love the suit and tie….he’s just messin’ with us because he is going to go WILD in his performance!

  103. AT least he got to do a few minutes red carpet- he looks so excited and happy-(wipes tear for bb!)

  104. but who is his date?

    ETA: someone just shout out Adam!! gosh, so loud.

  105. Adam is just arriving now? He’s not going to make it to his seat on time.

  106. AT least he got to do a few minutes red carpet- he looks so excited and happy-(wipes tear for bb!)

    peeps yelling for Adam! REALLY YELLING!!!

  107. Did hear at the end, someone would had yelled ADAM, then screamed OMG!! It was hilarious!

  108. I just made it, but damn, bring back the EMO HAIR. SRSLY.

    Can we believe hurry up and get to the LAST PERFORMANCE? PLEASE?!

  109. Did hear at the end, someone who had yelled ADAM, then screamed OMG!! It was hilarious!

  110. Katie needs a stylist, at least one who doesn’t work for Wal-Mart.

    Kris could use one as well.

    Each to their own- but I thought they looked great together . Katy is gorgeous & always looks great when she is dressed up!!

  111. So is Janet really singing or lip syncing? She looks fantastic as usual, but tired.

  112. I heard fans screaming…ADAAAAAAAAAMMM! the hair? you’re excuse tonight, bb

  113. I think both Kris and Katy look great. I’m fairly certain they didn’t get their clothes at Walmart, LOL.

  114. They said at the beginning of the stream that Adam was already there inside, so was Gaga. That rehearsals had run late but he would make the carpet.

  115. Did hear at the end, someone who had yelled ADAM, then screamed OMG!! It was hilarious!

    Not loving Janet’s outfit

  116. adam is with his mother!!!! oh my god he is really a mamas boy… nice adam. any pix pls.

  117. Oh my goodness, Janet is so BORING! Why is she opening the show?

  118. perez tweeted he is talking to adam and his mom… yay!!! i wana see it.

  119. Janet was definitely lip sync’ing – wasn’t feeling her performance at all…

    Wow – Paula looks great! Love her dress! But how can she walk????

  120. Janet was great!! She opened up the show fabulously.

    Paula looked beautiful tonight.

  121. Janet – boring
    Daughtery – boring
    Shakira – bad
    Keith Urban – YUM!!!!
    Kelly Clarkson – AWESOME!! I love her!

  122. Janet ‘“ okay
    Daughtery ‘“ boring
    Shakira ‘“ bad
    Keith Urban ‘“ nice job
    Kelly Clarkson ‘“ AWESOME!! I love her!

    Kelly looked so pretty and sounded great!

  123. Adam Lambert’s performance: A certain ‘dance move’ -like was done about 25 years ago by David Bowie and Iggy Pop- didn’t seem right to me-but my daughter and her info on Madonna, Britney and others didn’t think the same as me. And, I felt scared that Adam fell, yet he responded as though he didn’t and no one is that good an actor.
    I love the kid, so all that keeps running through my head is omg! And I love Adam Lambert unconditionally.

  124. I know most people will talk about how “shocking” and edgy Adam’s show was but the only thing truly shocking for me was how bad he sounded.

    I want to just chalk it up to some hoarseness from months of constant singing, but it wasnt even that. It seemed messy.

  125. i am so upset I can’t even bear to rewatch Adam’s video. It isn’t primarily the sexual parts that bother me — sex is everywhere around us and many of the women performers sexed up their performances BIG TIME. It was also that his voice and pitch were totally off and he looked clumsy sometimes. This was so uncharacteristic that it was shocking. Further, he has talked about his need to entertain people, make us feel good, sexy and like dancing so I wondered what he thought he was depicting on that stage. Did he even smile to indicate he was being “campy?” He was behaving like Marquis de Sade or some other tormented being. It reminded me of how some of my gay male friends describe some of the gay bath houses. Now, when I listen to some of the songs on his album that allude to casual and opportunistic sex, I will think of his creeping and slinking around that stage in a menacing way. What a difficult image he has created for first time listeners (and some of us who love him) to overcome. Is this just my problem? I hope I’m wrong.

  126. That red carpet interviewer was clueless. He thinks Kelly is a country music artist? He doesn’t know Kris. album is out? What is up with that?

  127. Janet ‘“ okay
    Daughtery ‘“ boring
    Shakira ‘“ bad
    Keith Urban ‘“ nice job
    Kelly Clarkson ‘“ AWESOME!! I love her!

    Janet – Pretty good

    Daughtry – LOVE THEM!

    Shakira – Hot as always

    Keith Urban – Out of all the country stars, I find him the most boring and I don’t know why they made a big deal about him. He is kinda cute… but not ‘Papi chulo’ or a hunk and a half.

    Kelly – I always enjoy watching her, but she was a 7 on her performance last night. I expected intensity last night as she has proven on this song and it was just mediocre last night.

  128. Lady Gaga: I like all of her songs, her voice but her performance last night was just plain wierd. Breaking bottles, breaking glass and acting like a mental case.

    Entertainer of the Year: Taylor deserved it hands down. She had a tremendous year. No disrespect to the King of Pop but why on earth was he even included? Was it out of sympathy? He hasn’t performed in years.

    Although I did not understand why Taylor’s name was included as a nom for Pop/Rock? ????

  129. Taylor is a crossover country/pop artist and that’s why her name was included in Pop/Rock. She sells as a pop artist.

    Pop means popular, it includes rock, rap, country, you name it.

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