Usher’s protégé, Justin Bieber, scored more hardware than the “OMG” singer on Sunday night (November 21) at the 2010 American Music Awards, but the veteran superstar was far from a step behind the teen sensation.
With his fleet footwork, Usher teamed up with dance-world superstars Swedish House Mafia to ignite the stage with a mash-up of his “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love” and their “Miami 2 Ibiza” and “One” that certainly qualified as one of the evening’s high points. Decked out in black military garb and sporting a starter mohawk, Usher partied and pranced around onstage to his club-happy single.
“I feel like a zombie gone back to life,” Usher sang. “Hands up, and suddenly we all got our hands up/ No control of my body/ Ain’t I seen you before?/ I think I remember those eyes, eyes, eyes, eyes.”
Usher and his gang of dancers showed off moves that would have tripped up teen stars. At one point, his backup dancers launched him into the air and Usher landed and jumped right into his next step.
A full explosion followed behind him and he carried the energy into the hook.
” ‘Cause baby tonight, the DJ got us falling in love again,” he crooned. “Yeah, baby tonight/ The DJ got us falling in love again/ So dance, dance, like it’s the last, last night of your life, life.”
After picking up an award earlier in the evening, Usher acknowledged his veteran status. The 32-year-old thanked his supporters, plugged his OMG Tour with Trey Songz and shouted out longtime fans. “I been doing this 18 years,” he said.
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