Women dominate American Music Awards, but not as nominees

  • Women dominate American Music Awards, but not as nominees

Women dominate American Music Awards, but not as nominees

The AMAs will be hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross - Diana Ross daughter and star of the hit TV sitcom "Blackish". "I'm very excited", she gushed.

The performance won high praise from fans and celebs alike. "2017 was a year that tested our faith", Jamie said.

The two opened the show with a duet of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts", dedicated to first responders who have rushed into some of the year's most horrific events, including floods, hurricanes and shootings.

The performance was a tearjerker, as the message and song choice might indicate, but it was also uplifting.

Here's Kelly marveling at Pink's talent.

Pink left and Kelly Clarkson perform"Everybody Hurts at the American Music Awards. Matt Sayles Invision AP

The two singers had never met before the dress rehearsal but when they finally hit the AMAs stage at the beginning of the ceremony, their duet was ideal, wowing the audience and landing them a standing ovation.

Christina Aguilera took on the daunting task of singing a medley of hits from Whitney Houston's "Bodyguard" soundtrack, while Demi Lovato's performance of "Sorry, Not Sorry", even had the Korean group BTS dancing in their seats.

Then, he introduced Pink and Clarkson, calling them "two of the world's most powerful voices" - and he's not wrong about that.

And if she was nervous, she sure did hide it well, spinning around in mid-air against the side of the JW Marriott hotel in an eye-catching purple sequined bodysuit with her matching purple hair tied in a bun. During her performance of "Beautiful Trauma", Pink and the dancers performed acrobatic flips and poses while their graceful movement reflected off the building's glass windows like they were dancing on water.