AMA's Highlights: Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Others Mesmerise Audience with their Performances
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AMA's Highlights: Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Others Mesmerise Audience with their Performances

Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Jonas’ Brothers were just some of the artists who delivered exceptional performances

The American music industry witnessed one of the biggest award shows last night with some exceptional performances. Some very deserving musicians were also honoured at the 2019 American Music Awards which were held at the Downtown Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theatre last night. While Ciara was the host of the show, the ceremony was attended by the crème de la crème of the music industry – which made it one to watch last night. This was the 47th year that the awards were held wherein epic tributes were made. Some record breaking also took place at the AMA’s last night. If you missed out on it last night, here are all the highlights from the show:

Selena Gomez’s Return to the Stage

Selena Gomez performing at the AMAs

Selena Gomez performing at the AMAs

Fans’ favourite, Selena Gomez returned to the AMA stage last night after 2 years. The singer performed 2 of her latest singles, Lose You To Love Me – which kicked off the ceremony - and Look At Her Now. The audience, including her close friend Taylor Swift was seen singing along to Selena.

Lizzo Stirs Her Magic

Lizzo performing at the AMAs

Lizzo performing at the AMAs

Within a short amount of time, Lizzo has made her presence known. The singer performed Jerome at the AMAs last night and stole the show. The audience lauded her performance by shining their phones in front of her, making it look like she was in the middle of a very starry sky.

Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello Return with Senorita

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello performing hit track Senorita at the AMAs

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello performing hit track Senorita at the AMAs

It’s no surprise that any performance by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello would get the crowd wanting for more. The two performed their hit duet, Senorita and yet again, shared an intimate moment on stage. Their on-stage chemistry was – like always – loved by the audience. Camila returned to the stage after a couple of more performances and awards were handed out to perform her song, Living Proof.

Jonas Brothers’ AMA Comeback

Jonas Brothers making a comeback at the AMAs

Jonas Brothers making a comeback at the AMAs

While the Jonas Brothers – Nick, Joe and Kevin – were not at the Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theatre for the AMAs last night, they did a special perform on Only Human. The trio was in Boston, from where they performed, as they are currently on their Happiness Begins tour. Their performances was special because this was the first time all the 3 brothers had returned for the AMAs since 2008 -  that’s over a decade.

Billie Eilish Sets Fire to the Stage

Billie Eilish sets stage on fire - literally

Billie Eilish sets stage on fire - literally

Billie Eilish, one of the most famous and favourite artists in the music world right now, also made her debut at the AMAs last night. Clad in her oversized shirt, Billie performed All The Good Girls Go To Hellas and set the stage on fire – quite literally.

Halsey Questions Trophies

Halsey asks the right questions

Halsey asks the right questions

Singer Halsey was awarded with the Favourite Pop/Rock Artist at the AMAs last night for her song, Without Me, however, upon receiving it, she questioned the worth of awards in her speech. She said, “These trophies were supposed to be some kind of validation for the soul-crushing and heartache-inducing work of writing a song and bringing it to life. Sometimes, you grow up and the things you believe in lose their magic, but music doesn't.” Later, Halsey also performed on her new single, Graveyard – wherein she, along with her dancer, wore white and splattered paint on each other.

Taylor Swift Breaks Records

Taylor Swift at the AMAs

Taylor Swift at the AMAs

Saving the best for the last; Taylor Swift was awarded with the Artist of the Decade and performed a medley of her old and new songs.  She also broke Michael Jackson’s record of having the most AMAs – 24 – last night. Not only that, but she also become the first female artist in history to do so. She performed Love Story, Blank Space, I Knew You Were Trouble and was also joined by the likes of Halsey, Camila Cabello and several others on stage during her performance.

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By Shaheera Anwar
A multimedia journalist who keeps a keen eye on the latest happenings in the world of entertainment and often writes reviews along with opinion pieces on some of the most-talked-about debates

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