The American Music Awards took place last Sunday evening, with a lot of unique and interesting moments. Viewers were amazed by the performances, from Justin Bieber’s dance moment to Celine Dion’s serious tribute for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris.
While you surely witnessed some of those, many also happened off-screen or during commercials. We have compiled a list of the top 12 AMA behind-the-scenes moments.
1. The performance by One Direction
As the One Direction Band prepares for a break, their performance at the AMAs truly seemed like a goodbye one. Harry Styles looked particularly tired, so it seems the boys really need to take it easy in the next period. We can patiently await for their return.
2. Rocky Friendships
The boys from Walk the Moon and 5 Seconds of Summer looked like their were having a blast during the awards ceremony. Birds of a feather stay together as they say, and the rockers support each other in a time when rock music is not leading in popularity.
3. Justin Bieber’s Dancers
We always love watching our favorite stars showing gratitude towards their team, since it is quite a rare sight. This is exactly what Nick Jonas and Justin Bieber did at AMAs at the end of their performances. While the rain still poured over him, Bieber went to each of his dancers and gave them a hug. Kudos, JB!
4. The Tribute for the Paris Attacks
In the light of the terrorist attacks in Paris which killed 130 people, Celine Dion payed a powerful tribute, which definitely stood out among the colorful and happy performances of the other singers. Some in the attendance shed a tear or two and everybody stood very quiet, a sign that the tribute definitely struck a cord.
5. Luke Bryan’s Moment
Luke Bryan was awarded with the Favorite Male Artist in the Country category. When he claimed his prize, he couldn’t contain his happiness and threw a little jig when he stepped off the stage.
6. The Lack of Alcohol
Alcoholic drinks were available at the beginning of the awards ceremony, but after the show started no one could get more beverages. All the attendees showed their best behavior and waited until the end to get more.
7. Another Friendship
Guess who was talking almost all the time during the show? Nick Jonas and Meghan Trainor! Is it possibly a sign that the two will collaborate on a song or two? We can only hope.
8. Moving Seats
People in attendance had to switch seats during each break. That is to confuse the viewers by giving the show a mobility illusion. However, the nice part was that you could end up seated next to really cool people!
9. Different generations, different tastes
The clash between generations still exists. The best examples were the performances of 5 Seconds of Summer and One Direction, which received loud cheering from the younger members of the audience. However, the adults didn’t seem to be moved by the singers.
10. The Past Performances at the AMAs
The awards ceremony also had a bit of a feminist feeling, when it showed past performances of Jennifer Lopez, as well as Rihanna (“Diamonds”), Beyonce (“Single Ladies”) and Cyndi Lauper (“Time After Time”). The audience saw these during the time you were watching commercials (or most probably switched channels, who stays to watch commercials?).
11. The Kiss
One of the big moments of the evening was the kiss between Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth. And it was definitely real since the two didn’t stop until the lights went off.
12. The Closeness of the Seats
This time fans got a chance to see their idols up close, since they were seated next to the celebrities. You couldn’t sit right next to Justin Bieber, but you could be close enough to keep an eye on him throughout the show. A good move for fans, but not for the stalkers.
These were the top 12 AMA behind-the-scenes moments in 2015. Next year will most probably bring even more entertaining moments.