Happy 2013 American Music Awards! Ohhhh man, what a night it’s been. Over the last three hours, we’ve seen SO many good things. (We also may or may not have a headache from shoving our faces too close to the TV, but that’s neither here nor there.)
All busted eyesight aside, the only thing that matters tonight is Lady Gaga riding into the AMAs on a friggin’ white horse (best entrance ever??), Katy Perry opening the show with a “Memoirs Of A Geisha”-esque “Unconditionally” performance, Justin Timberlake tearing the stage apart with a jazz ’n’ blues rendition of “I Can’t Drink You Away,” Lady Gaga
making babies on a desk performing “Do What U Want” with R. Kelly, and Miley Cyrus making us cry all the cat tears (KITTEHHHS) with her “Wrecking Ball” performance. Like we said, no more eyeballs. More like cryballs.
Anyway, now that we’ve had a chance to process the AMAs, let’s relive the night! Here are 12 AMA-zing things that happened at the 2013 American Music Awards.
2.) When One Direction made us feel all the #feels and cry all the #crys during “Story Of My Life.”
3.) When Ariana Grande turned the AMAs into a Motown/soul paradise.
Check out more AMA-zing moments at the 2013 AMAs after the jump!
5.) When Justin Timberlake sang “a song about alcohol,” aka a jazz ’n’ blues-infused “I Can’t Drink You Away.”
6.) When One Direction won their VERY FIRST AMA, and nearly sent the audience into Beatlemania levels of pandemonium.
8.) When RIHANNA’S MOM PRESENTED RIHANNA WITH THE AMA ICON AWARD. BRB, sobbing.
10.) Everything about Lady Gaga’s “Do What U Want” performance with R. Kelly. Because GAGA DANCING ON A DESK! CLINTON/LEWINSKY REFERENCES! R. KELLY FOR PRESIDENT!
12. Miley Cyrus performing “Wrecking Ball” in a cat-printed two-piece (with a crying, lip-syncing cartoon cat overhead). Funny, I always thought she was a dog person.
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