Give me ANY awards show and I’ll watch it. I love it all – the outfits, the performances, the acceptance speeches and especially the awkward cutaways of the crowd at the most uncomfortable moments. That’s my fave. Within days, those of us that adore gawking and ‘oooohing’ and ‘aaahing’ at shiny things have been treated to a double whammy: first, Megs and Hazza’s wedding and then, today’s Billboard Music Awards. Heaven.
This year’s performances were SO good it was hard to pick the best of the bunch. But for me, Janet Jackson (Ms Janet if you’re Nasty) NAILED a medley of three of her best – Nasty, If and Throb. The lady is BACK and it was just so goddamn nice to see her again. Janet was honoured with the Billboard Icon award because, well, she totes is. Here’s her awesome performance…. and she’s definitely still got it.
Honourable mentions of the night go to Kelly Clarkson with this absolute cracker of a medley. Girl can SING!
Camila Cabello performing Sangria Wine with Pharrell, followed up with Havana was also total awesomeness.
Khalid and Normani singing Love Lies had me all hot and flustered. Sexual chemistry x 5 billion.
The flawless Jennifer Lopez performed with that dude that doesn’t go down on his wife but expects her to go down on him. She was phenomenal.
Shawn Mendes and Khalid also did an incredible performance of Mendes’ song, Youth, joined by students from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School choir. Kelly Clarkson gave a powerful speech on gun control following Friday’s shooting at Santa Fe High School that resulted in ten senseless deaths and thirteen hospitalisations.