#TBT: Our Favorite Performances from Last Year’s American Music Awards

With November 20th quickly approaching, both hard-core and casual fans alike are gearing up for the 44th Annual American Music Awards. Hosted by supermodel Gigi Hadid and comedian Jay Pharoah, the event will feature performances by your favorite pop stars such as Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, Sting, Lady Gaga, and John Legend.

The music and talent this year has gotten us through our days at work, comforted us through the hard times, helped us relax and decompress, but also, kept us awake on the weekends to party. And now, we can’t wait to find out who will come home with the most votes as your favorite artists! To view our predictions for mainstream categories, click here. To view our country category predictions, click here.

Touching so many people every year but also, every single day, it would only be fair to commemorate our favorite 2015 performances as we are impatiently waiting for this year’s show!

The 2016 American Music Awards air Sunday, November 20th @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC.

Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean / Where Are Ü Now

The teen pop sensation we all knew for his quirky bowl hair cut, established himself as an artist that would be heard and loved by all, after a rocky past with his fans and the press. His ‘Sorry’ performance under the rain, water going down all over him and his clothes, concluded a successful year of number 1 hits beautifully, and we believe it’s far from being over!

Demi Lovato – Confident

Demi Lovato has certainly evolved and matured into a beautiful all-around performer. Her stage presence, life experiences, professionalism and dedication prove she is the artist she deserves to be: powerful, beautiful and her amazing vocal range never goes unnoticed. It was a wonderful moment seeing a musician having gone through so much singing about confidence.

Céline Dion – L’Hymne à L’Amour

Céline had many people in the audience tear up as she sang a tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks, a popular song by French Singer Edith Piaf. Her clear connection to France and love for the country made this an emotional moment amongst all the entertainment and glam of the event. The images of Paris in the background, the live instruments and her powerful vocals communicated a clear message of peace and compassion. She was the perfect person for the job!

One Direction – Perfect

 

Fans went crazy for their favorite charming English boy band! Whilst their performance was on the more ‘simple’ side than others, behind microphone stands and honestly singing to their fans, it was much appreciated nonetheless! Their individual vocal evolution was demonstrated, each in their own respective styles. We are sad to see them spreading their wings this year but also excited about their upcoming solo projects!

Ariana Grande – Focus

It doesn’t get much better than Ariana Grande when it comes to live performances! She always manages to make it look brand new, original, like something her fans weren’t expecting or have seen before. It is in a Hollywood / Glam manner that she opened her new single ‘Focus’ with softer vocals, to evolve into a full-blown performance hitting all high notes perfectly despite the choreography. She had all the fans cheering and even, other artists clapping and singing along!

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