The main stars of the music were all under the same roof at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, with Blackish The star Tracee Ellis Ross receives for the second year in a row. He opened the proceedings with a dance routine, a promise to highlight the black designers through his fashion choices throughout the night and a fervent hope of finishing in the Shadow room (or as she calls it, "the black TMZ") before the end of the night.
These are the good, bad and disconcerting moments of the American Music Awards 2018:
Less political moment: Fresh out of a three-year break from the award programs, and with a recently named political personality, Taylor Swift opened the AMA with "I Did Something Bad" and a special appearance of a giant snake. Perhaps the choice of the song could be a response to President Trump's tictac (who now likes his music "25% less"). Unfortunately, the performance was decidedly apolitical (although she received a beep for saying a naughty word during her song).
Mom's Mom's Best Moment: The favorite nominees of the rap / hip hop artist were Cardi B, Drake and Post Malone. The winner was Cardi B, who took the stage with a dress inspired by Carmen Miranda with the songs of "Cardi! Cardi! "She said," I just want to thank my daughter, not only because she's my daughter, "but because her daughter inspired her to show everyone was wrong, adding," They said I was not going to do it after I had a baby. ! "
Most need a makeover: Fans of Post Malone want it to appear in the next Netflix season Weird eye and their sartorial (and drinking) choices in the AMAs probably did not change their minds.
Acceptance speech more succinct: Post Malone accepted his award to the Favorite Male Pop / Rock Artist with some honest words: "I'm not very good at speaking in front of people, but I just want to thank them for the prize and I love them" very much. "
Biggest surprise: The biggest surprise was that Taylor Swift did not even fake surprise! She simply smiled, shook Camila Cabello in the nose, and took the stage in a disco ball disguised as a dress and recited a funny list of thanks to her tourmates, her team and her fans. Old Taylor really is gone.
Best diva moment: Mariah Carey returned to the AMA for the first time since 2008 and ensured that the performance was memorable. He appeared on stage as a Venus in Plumas perched on a pink platform like a cloud singing "With You", the first single from his next album. The diva was almost defeated when her pink cloud burst and the men came out of her skirt to dance around her as if it were the most natural thing in the world.
Best intergenerational moment: Busy Phillips and John Stamos took the stage to announce the chosen Favorite Male Artist. Soul / R & B and Phillips admitted that she used to be very much in love with Stamos. Naturally, Stamos, wearing a T-shirt from the Jonas Brothers, wanted to know what killed the lover? "The poster on my wall started to age faster than you and started to scare me," he said. Then Khalid took the stage to pick up his prize and embraced John Stamos even though the 20-year-old probably does not know who he is.
Best baby: When Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin appeared to play their summer song hit, "I like it", the censors had to work hard for them. The censor was very concentrated, apparently, because he had not slipped a bad word, which was particularly impressive because there was a full carnival on the stage and Cardi B was doing everything possible To distract the censorship of work.
The best reaction of the public: Previous Saturday night live The star Taran Killam seemed to be dazed by the antics on the stage of Cardi B (or the skills of the censors) and was captured by the camera standing with its mouth open looking at the carnival that had exploded on stage.
Most likely, the place will explode: Post Malone overcame his reluctance long enough to light the stage with dramatic pyrotechnics for his mix of "Better Now" and "Psycho" with Ty Dolla $ ign. The second place is for 21 pilots, who flew a car as if they were auditioning to be special effects men in a new version of Chuck Norris' classic. Invasion U.S.A. In third place is Carrie Underwood, who performed "Spinning Bottles" on the stage surrounded by wine candle holders that literally swirled around her in a circle. Are there firemen waiting?
Saddest introduction: Amber Heard showed up to present 21 Pilots, which she said was "exactly the number of television shows I've been on and that have not been picked up."
Most political moment: Billy Eichner refused to open the envelope containing the name of the winner until he made his statement, which was an appeal to the young people to vote. He pointed out that it was the final night to register in 20 states of the country and that it was a crucial choice for people who care about climate change, LGBTQ rights and equality. Then he told everyone to go vote.gov "as Taylor Swift told you to do it" before opening the envelope to announce a prize for Shawn Mendes.
Best costume change on stage: When Jennifer Lopez took the stage to interpret the song written by Sia, "Limitless", she wore a costume, surrounded by a company of dancers who also wore suits. At the end of the performance, they were sequins and not a suit on the site, calls to the FCC are not required for indecency.
Best costume change offstage: Tracee Ellis Ross reappeared on stage wearing a T-shirt that urged audience members to vote.
Best Meme Come To Life: When Missy Elliott took the stage with Ciara, she brought her "funky white sister", Mary Halsey, with her to cheer her up from the audience.
Best Queen Cover Band: Panic! On the Disc he appeared to play Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" on stage, but it's hard to say why they were there playing a very simple cover. Was it just to announce Queen's upcoming biopic or just to show that they would kill in karaoke?
I'm sorry, whitney houston: If you were wondering why Taylor Swift broke the hiatus of her awards program, it's probably because she would break a record. She did just that when she picked up the Artist of the Year award, broke the Whitney Houston record for most of the victories of a female artist and became the most awarded female artist in the history of the AMA. After Taylor picked up his third prize of the night, he went back to being boldly political and reminded people to vote.
Most likely, it bothers Madonna Remember when Madonna paid tribute to Aretha Franklin at the MTV Video Music Awards, but she barely mentioned the Queen of the Soul? The producers of AMAs remember it and decided to program an antidote that began with a retrospective video that recalled Franklin's entire career and ended with a mix of his hits performed by stars like Gladys Knight and gospel legends Mary Mary and Cece Winans.