American Music Awards 2008 Performance Review - Celebrity Bug


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American Music Awards 2008 Performance Review

The 2008 American Music Awards took place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday. Check out the performances below:

Christina Aguilera Medley

Can't say I'm impressed, it started out good with 'Beautiful' and even the lackluster 'Keeps Gettin' Better', but from then on it took a turn for the worse and became a hooping and hollering fest. The dancing was limited by her choice in shoes, although dancing has never been her strong suit, she always had the vocals to back that up, but even that wasn't present here. Make no mistake, she's still hands down the best female vocalist out, but she's currently 0 for 2, if you count her VMA showing.

Taylor Swift - White Horse

Cute song and even though she has a barely there voice, this is actually one of her better showings.

Miley Cyrus - Fly On the Wall

Can someone please fill me in on what's so great about this girl?
She can't sing, she can't act, and normally that would mean she's, at least, hot, but that isn't the case here, so honestly can someone fill me in? Because the girl possesses has ZERO talent.

Beyonce - Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)

The body framing entrance was cute, but that was it, as the performances was just a lame rehash at the same thing we've seen her display during recent appearances on SNL, TRL, 106 & Park, and all the other outlets she used to promote the album. I expected the routine to be the same, but I also expected her to do something more to the performance, instead of the normal. Beyonce, normally goes all out and slays the competition during award shows, but that Beyonce isn't present in this performance, AT ALL.

Pussycat Dolls - I Hate This Part / When I Grow Up

Vocally, Nicole was all over the place, but the performance itself wasn't bad, but kind of what you expect from the girls. I still wish vocals were shared more with Melody, given her live showings are a little more stable than Nicole's.

Kanye West - Heartless

Good performance.

Leona Lewis - Better in Time

Vocally, this woman is beyond AMAZING, but unfortunately she is also beyond BORING.

New Kids On The Block Medley


The Jonas Brothers

I echo everything I said about Miley Cyrus, with the exception of the cute part.

Rihanna - Rehab

I never, ever, ever ,ever, ever thought I would say this, but SHE NAILED IT.
Visually she looked stunning and vocally she was on point, that said I am a little baffled as to why Justin didn't join her on stage, given he was there, but BEST RIHANNA PERFORMANCE BY A MILE.

Alicia Keys - Superwoman

With the help of Queen Latifah and Kathleen Battle, Alicia delivered a great performance. Always the trendsetter, she combined R&B, Hip-hop, and Opera, and Queen Latifah is so multi-talented its ridiculous.

Mariah Carey - I Stay In Love

Her and Nick in the beginning (too cute), but the performance was lackluster at best, Mariah has never been a strong performer and with the current state of her voice, that's not changing anytime soon. I still say I would rather her lip sync and just put more energy and thought into the performance itself.

Sarah McLachlan & Pink - Angel

Vocally good. Pink also performed 'Sober', which also saw strong vocals, but the performance has yet to surface on Youtube.

Neyo's lackluster performance also wasn't present, but I will update when it does.

Overall, I was highly disappointed with the show that failed to live up to the expectations you would think the star studded lineup would have produced.

Best of the Night:
Rihanna, singing in tune, absolutely nothing tops it. Alicia, trendsetting and different, wasn't in love with it, but I just appreciate the fact that this lady's artistry has no bounds.

Beyonce, is quickly proving, Rihanna's dominance might not come to an end as quickly as her fans think. Step your game up.

Worst of the Night:
The show as a whole.

As for the winners, they were all types of wrong, Chris Brown as Artist of the Year, child please.

1 comment:

  1. I find it hilarious that u think Rihanna was the best of the night LOL you obviously no nothing about music!


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