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Why the 2012 AMAs will peg out the awesome meter

The American Music Awards is pulling out all the stops for its 40th anniversary, and for the first time in awhile, we can actually say we are looking forward to an awards show (out loud!). The all-star lineup of performers and presenters is reason enough to tune in. Here are just a few reasons the 2012 AMAs will peg out the awesome meter…

Christina AguileraChristina Aguilera

Xtina is a pop favorite because she actually has the pipes to step out of a studio and still sound incredible. Her talent in undeniable. But her live performances? They can take awesome in either direction. So if her “people” are reading this — we beg you. Please get someone new to do Christina’s hair extensions, please no catsuits (we love her extra weight — we just don’t love it shoved into pleather) and for the love of all that is good and holy, please make sure Christina knows the words to the song before she hits the stage. We want everyone talking about Christina’s performance the next morning for all the right reasons!

PinkJustin Bieber and P!nk

These powerhouse performers are two more reasons the 2012 AMAs are going to give us much to talk about on Monday morning. Will Justin start crying on stage over his most recent break-up with Selena? Will he hurl during the middle of a song? Oh, we can hardly wait! P!nk “blew us one last kiss” during her live performance at the 2012 VMAs, which for all its flair, fell a bit flat. Maybe that particular performance was just Missunderstood. Our faith in P!nk has recently been restored with her kick-a** video Try. The b**** is back and we eagerly anticipate whatever in-your-face tricks P!nk has got up her sleeve.

Rihanna and Chris BrownDrama!

It wouldn’t be a night at a music awards show without some drama. Will Chris Brown slug someone backstage (or on stage for that matter)? Will someone take a cheap shot at Taylor Swift’s love life — reducing her to tears? Will Ms. Swift, who was nominated for three CMAs, but went home empty-handed win favorite female artist? Will a presenter misappropriate time behind the mic to share their postelection views? Will Katy Perry and Rihanna rekindle their front-row VMAs lovefest or will they be seated separately now that there is a rumored rift in their friendship over the alleged reunion of RiRi and Chris Brown? Will Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey get into a cat fight on the red carpet? There is no doubt the Awards Show Drama Gods will cook up something memorable for us!

Nicki MinajPregame it

The red carpet will be on fie-yah with hot music celebs. The red carpet is unrehearsed, which can make it the most entertaining part of the festivities. Host a party and you and your friends can count how many times celebrities say, “I’m so excited to be here,” or “I’m just happy to be nominated,” or how many times red carpet hosts and reporters say, “Who are you wearing?” The candid carpet questions make celebs think on their feet — where some celebrities shine, and some fail — miserably. You and your friends can also pretend to be Joan Rivers and analyze red carpet fashions and see if the headlines agree with your snark-fest the next morning.

Tune into the 2012 American Music Awards on ABC on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 8/7c, for a musical celebration we’ll probably be talking about for the next 40 years. SheKnows Goes to the Shows will be there, live on the red carpet!

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