Although all the performance’s at the American Music Awards on Nov. 18 were awesome, one stood out by a mile for me, and that was pop princess Taylor’s rendition of ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’.
Taylor Swift‘s performance at the 2012 American Music Awards on Nov. 18, was in a nutshell, a total smash. While Justin Bieber, Usher and No Doubt, to name but a few, also gave impressive sets, it was Taylor who totally stole the show. It is Taylor’s personal connection with her songs that make her performances so special and powerful, and this one was no exception.
Taylor wrote the song “I Knew You Were Trouble” about her former lover John Mayer and how he humiliated her, madeclear by the lyrics: “A new notch in your belt is all I’ll ever be… And now I see, now I see, now I see… He was long gone when he met me… And I realize the joke is on me.”
I commend Taylor highly for taking to the stage and singing so publicly about her romantic failures, and because she never actually names John, she does it with class and grace. What a performance it was!
The setting of Taylor’s performance was a masquerade ball turned dark. Complete with chandeliers, candles, smoke and masked dancers, it was an epic show that even had a costume change in the middle! Taylor began by descending stairs and, during the set, the dancers crowded her to remove her lovely white dress, revealing the star in a much sexier red corset.
I think Taylor is such a great performer, not only because she always sings live, but also because her songs send such a clear message: don’t screw her over! She has the inspiring break up voice that I wish I had, as she proves that no matter how badly a guy can break your heart, there is always a comeback.
Prior to her performance, Taylor told Lance Bass and Eden Sher that this is her favorite track on the album Red, and I think I would have to agree. All I can say is, Taylor, I knew you would be awesome when you walked out!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Taylor’s performance was the best of the night? Sound off below!
– Eleanore Hutch
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