2008 American Music Awards: X-Tina Kicks Off Performances

November 24th, 2008 // 2 Comments

As promised, Christina Aguilera
busted out her medley of hits to open the American Music Awards.
Starting off with “Beautiful,” the petite singer quickly launched into
her dance-track “Keeps Getting Better” and the rest of her biggest
hits. The tiny singer somehow managed to launch into a costume change for each new song. She’s another one with enviable energy. Her lipstick is made of espresso beans.

Dressed simply in a long, fitted black dress, Mariah Carey looked glamorous as she performed and accepted her award for breaking Elvis Presley‘s record of most number one hits. The singer crooned “I Stay In Love,” wind machine and all.

Annie Lennox, old school popstress showed the young ones how it’s done with her short white-blonde pixie cut, looking like Pink‘s fairy godmother in a long black dress. Those two need to collaborate.

Birthday girl Miley Cyrus looked as if being on stage is exactly where she wanted to be on her special day and as always, Kanye West did his futuristic bit on stage.

All of our American Music Awards Coverage is located here.

Featured in the gallery: Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Natasha Bedingfield,
Pink, Beyonce, Pussycat Dolls, Jonas Brothers, Coldplay, Taylor Swift,
Sarah McLachlan, Kathleen Battle, Alica Keys, Queen Latifah, Leona
Lewis, Ne-Yo, New Kids on the Block and Miley Cyrus.

Click any photo to view all 70+ photos of the American Music Awards performances in the gallery!


As promised, Christina Aguilera
busted out her medley of hits to open the American Music Awards.
Starting off with “Beautiful,” the petite singer quickly launched into
her dance-track “Keeps Getting Better” and the rest of her biggest
hits. The tiny singer somehow managed to launch into a costume change for each new song. She’s another one with enviable energy. Her lipstick is made of espresso beans.

Dressed simply in a long, fitted black dress, Mariah Carey looked glamorous as she performed and accepted her award for breaking Elvis Presley‘s record of most number one hits. The singer crooned “I Stay In Love,” wind machine and all.Annie Lennox, old school popstress showed the young ones how it’s done with her short white-blonde pixie cut, looking like Pink‘s fairy godmother in a long black dress. Those two need to collaborate.Birthday girl Miley Cyrus looked as if being on stage is exactly where she wanted to be on her special day and as always, Kanye West did his futuristic bit on stage.All of our American Music Awards Coverage is located here.Featured in the gallery: Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Natasha Bedingfield, Pink, Beyonce, Pussycat Dolls, Jonas Brothers, Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Sarah McLachlan, Kathleen Battle, Alica Keys, Queen Latifah, Leona Lewis, Ne-Yo, New Kids on the Block and Miley Cyrus.View all 70+ photos of the American Music Awards performances in the gallery!

By Lisa Timmons
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  1. Anne Arkham

    Rihanna looks kind of like Prince.

  2. jay

    There’s just something so wrong about Miley Cyrus and Jonas Bros. being on a stage with a talent like Annie Lennox. Shows just how far down the music industry has fallen when they are the chart toppers, receiving accolades like they are remotely in the same league as someone of Annie’s caliber. Shocking and sad at the same time.

    Now Pink? She’s a rebel and truly gifted, Christina used to be but she’s slipping into gimmickery, and well, as aforementioned Cyrus…just NO.

    I mourn the passing easily accessible talent…you have to work too damned hard to find the good stuff now. Freakin’ teenie boppers….

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