2008 American Music Awards – Live Blog! – Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Jordin Sparks Winners

Idols certainly did not go away empty handed from the 2008 American Music Awards tonight. Motley Crue presented Daughtry with the Favorite Pop/Rock Duo or Group award. They shut out The Eagles and Coldplay.

Idols took a couple awards presented off camera: Carrie Underwood won Favorite Album – Country Music for Carnival Ride, beating out Garth Brooks, Ultimate Hits, and Rascal Flatts, Still Feels Good. And newcomer, Jordin Sparks beat out fellow Idol Daughtry and the Eagles for Best Artist – Adult Contemporary.

Carrie Underwood lost Favorite Female Country Artist to Taylor Swift. That was bound to happen. Bet Taylor cleans up at the Grammy’s and next year’s CMA’s too…

Full list of AMA winners, HERE.

Live blog below:

Daughtry, Carrie Underwood, and Jordin Sparks are nominated for awards.   David Cook and David Archuleta will be presenting.   I’ll be attempting to keep track of it all!   Stay tuned for updates, photos and video right here…

Live blog, video, photos after the JUMP…

ETA: By popular demand, more videos. Click on the links to watch: Christina, Pink, Annie Lennox, Sara McLachlan and Pink, Coldplay, The Fray, Kanye, The Jonas Brothers, Natasha, Alicia Keys. Archie joke is at the end of Alicia clip…

Christina Aguilera opens the AMA’s with her “7 songs in 7 minutes medley. Spectacular! Fav: “Ain’t No Other Man”.

Jimmy Kimmel is tonight’s host. He’s usually pretty funny. It will be so sad when Jay Leno takes his time slot next year. You know that’s going to happen. “Katy Perry kissed a girl. Clay Aiken did not.” ha ha. Uh oh. Jimmy made a Jonas Brothers virgin joke! “This is not the place for David Archuleta to learn the F word….David reminds me a lot of myself when I was 8″ OK, I have to put up a vid of this opening monologue now…

New Kids on the Block perform. So past their expiration date… Too bad Donnie Wahlberg couldn’t get that acting career together.

Scott Wieland, staring hard at the teleprompter, introduces the marvelous Pink. Ironically, she’s performing “Sober”. Hopefully, that’s what Scott Wieland is… As always, Pink is FABULOUS.

David Cook introduces the Princess of Country, Taylor Swift. She performs “Fearless.” She’s stiff and tuneless when she sings live. Thank Jeebus for autotune!

Ne-Yo performs. Boy, does he. Great performer, and his song “Closer” is a hot R&B confection. “Miss Independent” is also pretty jammin’.

Jesse McCartney introduces Leona Lewis. She performs “Better in Time”. Yippy yappy yip yip! It’s called vocal gymnastics, y’all.

Billy Ray Cyrus introduces his “little girl” Miley. She sings “Fly on the Wall” Gah, she’s horrible. Billy can’t think she’s too little if he condones her hooking up with 20 year olds.

Coldplay is next. I do like them, but Chris Martin sounds kind of like a wounded animal in heat tonight. Whoops.

Terrance Howard introduces Mariah Carey. More vocal gymnastics coming our way! OK, that was actually pretty fierce, girlfriend. Good job, Mimi.

Next, Kate Walsh from “Private Practice, ” a show that nobody watches, introduces The Fray… Coldplay Part 2!

Jimmy Kimmel introduces The Dream…He wants to choke the Jonas Brothers? Oookay. He introduces Beyonce performing “Single Ladies.” Time for the latest dance craze! To be performed at the next wedding you attend!

Demi Lovato introduce the Jonas Brothers. Such cute little teenaged rockers! Not singing in key, but none of the rock groups managed that tonight, so they get a pass.

Not so cute…the no-talent Pussycat Dolls. Gah, get off my TV! Ha…ha…ha…ha… SOB.

Now it’s Ali Landry and the Old Navy Fashion Report. Zzzzz….

Jimmy Kimmel introduces Justin Timberlake as a “surprise” guest. He’s been enlisted to give an award to the great Annie Lennox. Annie Lennox >>>>> Justin Timberlake. I’m just sayin’. Damn, Annie is just spectacular. There really are no words. THAT’S how you sing a song with emotion, and passion. TAKE NOTES KIDS. Justin Timberlake presents Annie with the Humanitarian award. She thanks Simon Fuller and 19…

Natasha Bedingfield takes the stage, and yes, it is unfortunate she has to follow the great Annie Lennox, but she’s OK. Natasha has a great recording voice. When you hear her on the radio, you know exactly who she is. She sings a medley of songs, “Unwritten”, “Pocketful of Sunshine” and “Soulmate”

It’s Rihanna’s turn. She performs “Rehab”, and inexplicably, she’s got a silver eye patch on. Won’t she trip on the stairs? She looks like Prince in that getup. Prince is a boy–maybe that’s not so good.

Kanye West performs “Heartless”. Sure, he’s a douchebag, but you can’t deny the guy his talent.

For some contrast, Sarah McLachlan sings “Arms of an Angel”…with Pink! Sarah, gal of the 90’s and not so famous anymore, needs a little help.

Alicia Keys performs “Superwoman” with surprise guests…Queen Latifa and….Kathleen Battle? What the hell? Ok, now this is just plain weird. Queen Latifa raps a shoutout to Jennifer Hudson and her family…

And on that very strange note…The AMA’s are over. After Jimmy Kimmel makes a joke about putting David Archuleta to bed…

The Awards:

  • Jamie Foxx presents Favorite Female Artist – Soul Rhythm and Blues Music (Rihanna, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys) to Rihanna. She won the same category last year.
  • Paris Hilton and T-Pain (ridiculous!) presents Favorite Pop Rock Artist (Chris Brown, Kid Rock, Usher) to…Chris Brown
  • Lance Bass presents Favorite Country Band Duo or Group (Brooks and Dunn, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland) to Rascal Flatts. This is the second time they’ve won the award. Sugarland should have won, if you ask me.
  • Nickleback presents Favorite Rap Hip Hop Album (Jay-Z, Kanye West, Little Wayne) to Kanye West for Graduation. It’s his first win at the AMA’s. Damn, no hissy fit from Kanye tonight! Kanye wants to be Elvis. Lolz!
  • David Archuleta and Shailene Woodley present Favorite Male Country Artist (Garth Brooks, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney) to Brad Paisley.
  • Colbie Caillat and Richie Sambora present Best Pop Rock Album (Alicia Keys, As I Am, Coldplay, Vida La Vida, Eagles, Long Road Out of Eden) to Alicia Keys, As I Am
  • Nick Lachey and Scrub’s Sarah Chalke present Favorite Country Female Artist (Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Taylor Swift) to Taylor Swift! DAMN Taylor Swift kicked Carrie Underwood’s Ass! OMG it’s the first AMA she’s every won!! Eleventy ONEEE!!!!!
  • Daughtry presents Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist (Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Rihanna) to Rihanna. This is her second win tonight. Daughtry are not jealous at all!
  • Jordin Sparks and Enrique Inglesias presents Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Male Artist (Flo-Rida, Kanye West, Lil Wayne) to Kanye West. Jordin stuck to the script. Good girl! Enrique congratulated her on her “win”. Hm. More blah blah from Kanye. He wants to give the award to Wayne. Whatever!
  • Ashley Tisdale presents the T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Award. Voting closed just a few minutes ago! (Colbie Caillat, Flo-Rida, Jonas Brothers, Paramore and The Dream) to The Jonas Brothers. They are damn lucky there were no Idols in the category…
  • Akon and Julianne Hough present Favorite Album – Soul/R&B (Mary J. Blige, Growing Pains, Alicia Keys, As I Am, Mariah Carey, E=MC2 to Alicia Keys, As I Am
  • Motley Crue presents Favorite Pop/Rock Duo or Group (Coldplay, Daughtry, Eagles) to…Daughtry. They won 3 last year. Unfortunately, Coldplay and The Eagles’ fans’ didn’t figure out how to clear their cookies
  • Steven Tyler and Joe Perry present Artist of the Year (Alicia Keys, Chris Brown, Coldplay, The Eagles, Lil Wayne) to Chris Brown. He wants to give it to Coldplay. What’s with peeps not wanting their awards tonight? It’s his third award this eventing.


Jimmy Kimmel Opening Monologue

David Cook introduces Taylor Swift

David Archuleta Presents Favorite Male Country Artist

Daughtry presents Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist

Jordin Sparks Presents Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist

Daughtry Wins Favorite Pop/Rock or Duo Award

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