I am a self confessed american-phile :smile:. Nearly all my favourite musicians are from America; Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey etc. I watched the performances and awards through youtube, and was just wondering what other people thought of it? I don't think Rihanna should have been nominated for R&B Female, let alone win it, because there is nothing R&B about her - though I do feel she rightly deserved the Pop Female award :smile:. I'm glad Alicia Keys got best album; I really like her as an artist, and her talent speaks for itself. :smile: Although I am a massive fan of Mariah Carey, I'm glad she didn't win the album or the artist award, because I feel E=MC2 was her weakest album to date. :frown1:. However, her honorary award was throughly deserved; (IMO more for her artistry than actualy number 1s). Can anyone tell me if she was lip-synching or not though? Performance wise, as expected Beyonce was great. Christina Aguilera wasn't upto her usual vocal standard, but I assume this is just due to her recent motherhood :smile:. Leona Lewis was vocally stunning IMO, but I didn't think her perfomance was AMA worthy . I thought Jimmy Kimmel was great too :tongue::biggrin1: I hope this time next year, we get to see Whitney Houston either performing, or even be nominated, though I doubt she'll release her album when she is meant to :frown1:. One of my all time favourite performances by her was actually her medley at the 1994 American Music Awards; no dancing, no dancers, no lights - just The Voice :smile:. (I was too young to even watch TV - I only saw it last year on youtube :redface::tongue What did everyone else think of the AMAs?