Awards season is always exciting for fans as we get to see our favorite celebrities rocking gorgeous (or not so gorgeous) outfits, hanging out and getting rewarded for the music and movies we love. On Sunday November 23, the best of the music and entertainment world all descended on Los Angeles for the 2014 American Music Awards. Fans of every genre were able to see their favorite celebrities come together – from country music’s Luke Bryan to the country-pop hybrid Taylor Swift, and all of mainstream music’s best like One Direction, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea. The show had everything from booty shaking to tearful performances (and an inevitable waldrobe malfunction), all while artists performed their latest and greatest hits live on stage. Here are the five best performances from the AMA’s.
5. Selena Gomez
Pop star Selena Gomez, 22, released the video for her newest single, “The Heart Wants What It Wants” in early November, which included her own emotions over whom it can only be presumed is about her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Justin Bieber. She did not disappoint in her first live performance of the single as she had to take a break and breathe deeply before whispering, “Thank you Jesus” to herself before carrying on, showing real raw emotion during her song.
By the end, she was teary eyed from the haunting rendition that included fog, and emotional images on a screen behind her, including barbed wire wrapped around skin, turbulent weather and crying eyes. The ending also featured a clouded figure that looked conspicuously like the form of Bieber, pressing on the screen. Gomez wasn’t the only one with tears in her eyes after the song, as the cameran panned to her BFF, Taylor Swift was looking on from the audience looking quite tearful herself.