AMAs announce more performers, including Justin Bieber and Kelly Clarkson. Who are you most excited for?


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The list of AMA performers keeps growing. The American Music Awards announced today that Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson and Maroon 5 will be performing at this year’s ceremony, airing November 20th on ABC.

It’s no secret that on one watches for the actual awards — fan-voting means predictable, Bieber-fevered results. But the AMAs do attract top-tier performers, and this year is no exception. I can’t wait to see the inevitable Christina  Aguilera/Maroon 5 “Moves like Jagger” duet. I just hope FoxNews doesn’t show a clip of the performance…right, Adam?

It’s also a safe bet that viewers will be treated to a Justin Bieber Christmas song (fingers crossed for a Mariah Carey surprise guest appearance!) as well as previously-announced Katy Perry performing her new single.

I’m sure Perry is hoping a live performance will give her the edge over other Artist of the Year noms Adele, Lady Gaga, and Taylor Swift (and Lil’ Wayne, but let’s get real. He doesn’t stand a chance.) On second thought, great performance or not, Perry won’t upset. Lady Gaga’s little Monsters are going to be voting until their fingers break off.

I’m most excited that Kelly Clarkson is back. The lady sounds great live, and if she’s smart she’ll perform her potential next single, power anthem “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)”. I can’t wait to see her belt that one for a giant, screaming crowd. Watch your back, Aguilera.

And as long as we’re dreaming, I’m hopeful pregnant Beyoncé (who is nominated, but isn’t scheduled to appear) gives a surprise performance of “Countdown.” The fact that we haven’t gotten a live showing after that phenomenal, addicting video is a travesty. She’s got an album to promote too, after all.

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  • LOL

    America loves crap.

    • lisa g.

      They lip sync on the AMAs….FAIL!

  • Zaza

    KELLY CLARKSON!!!! She has got that “zaza’!

    • SaraS

      Most excited for Kelly Clarkson. I hope she looks great. (I know that sounds shallow.. but when she was at her height with Since You’ve Been Gone, Walk Away, Because of You etc., she was unstoppable and glowing.)
      As for Christina, I’d love to hear her belt out a slower tune like “I Am” .. and for her to wear something conservative and flattering. NOT tight, not high heels, not a leotard.

      • Kelcie

        Concerning your Christina comment…. I agree 100 percent. But alas, the days of singing songs from “Bionic” are over. I was hoping she would sing a ballad from that album or a new song when I saw she was listed as a performer, but then I remembered “Jagger”. Hopefully she’ll sing with some restraint while still having fun (live she did when she performed it on The Voice) and wear something VERY flattering.

      • PN

        I hope that Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera do a better performance of Moves Like Jagger on the American Music Awards than what they did on NBC’s The Voice in June. Something about that June performance was off and no one wasn’t ready for that song yet. But it took until late August-early September for that song to take off and It finally hit No. 1!

  • Hack

    It’s not going to happen because she is perfroming in South America, but it would be great to see Britney Spears perfroming her new single Criminal live.

    • Hichem

      Jess – Love you Mel! Wish I could hug you right now. I can’t imagine what you’re going turhogh but I pray for you every single day. I’m sure Ali is taking great care of turtle and maybe he’s not quite ready I know how you must feel Remember Cam was a week late and I thought I was going to go crazy!!! But once he’s here, your life will be forever changed. I wish I could go back to those first few hours, days, and months Enjoy every moment and know that Ali is and always will be there. You have an amazing angel watching over you and your family. Love you girlie.

  • LOL

    No one cares about this crap.

  • Xenia

    WOW Kelly Clarkson gained so much weight. What happened to her???

    • cg

      No, Kelly has not gain so much weight. She has actually lost some, people who have ran into her recently say how tiny she is person. Kelly mentions all the time about doing cardio, yoga, pilates. She looks more healthy than most of her peers who are skin and bones.

  • Jaime


    I am so glad you mentioned that about hoping she performs STRONGER because that would be the smart thing to do. I’m glad she release MKIA 1st just to let everyone know hey im back but STRONGER will say ummm I AM BACK FOR GOOD!!!

    Ahh its gonna be a hit I know it….

  • Monroe 7

    Kelly Clarkson! She is fabulous!

  • jpratm

    KELLY CLARKSON !!!!!!!!!!!

  • jpratm

    Gaga may be the in your face artist of the year. But Katy deserves the Artist of the Year Award- 5 #1 songs.

    • JB

      Katy Perry is horrible. She shouldn’t win any award with the name “artist” attached to it. Perhaps the writer of her 5 singles should win a writing award, but that’s it.

    • Kelcie

      No. Adele better win artist of the year. Her album keeps going to the top of the charts and she’s just immensely talented. Not to say the others are not, but Adele is a much better artist than Gaga and Katy.

  • Me

    Another vote for Kelly. Listening to her new cd right now. Loving it.

  • fancypants

    I’m looking forward to seeing Christina, Mary J Blige, and Adele. Hopefully Alicia Keys and Beyonce perform too. Appearances by Janet and Mariah would also be great.

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  • lupe

    Christina Aguilera lol

  • Irwin

    Hopefully Adele will be well enough to perform. Just like she amazed everyone at the VMA with SLY, it’s time to launch her next #1 – Set Fire ..

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