They might have been the only nine guys who could close out a show as hectic as the American Music Awards. In a show filled with pop newcomers like Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber , New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys graced the stage to show they still had the right stuff.
Like any good boy-band performance, there were pyrotechnics and sweet dance moves. The pop supergroup started with a mash-up of the BSB hit “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” and the NKOTB classic “Hangin’ Tough.” Soon the guys slowed it down for Backstreet’s “I Want It That Way” and then kicked it old school for the New Kids’ “Step by Step.”
All nine guys took a dance break before they segued into “The Right Stuff,” complete with the New Kids’ infamous shuffle dance from the video. The spotlight once again fell on a BSB tune before they capped it off with “Larger Than Life,” complete with an “NKOTBSB” chant. Confetti fell from the sky as the guys closed out the show.
Earlier in the night, all nine guys hit the AMA red carpet together. In an interview earlier this month, they teased that there was a chance they might record a track together.
“It’s tough getting these guys in the studio. These young cats,” New Kid Joey McIntyre explained about his tourmates, the Backstreet Boys. “Well, it’s honestly, it is tough to get everybody together. Yes, we have lots of great intentions.
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