The 10 must see performances at the Billboard Music Awards 2014

2014-05-19 13:42
Los Angeles - You’ve seen the fashion on the red carpet and you’ve heard all the hottest gossip from backstage, but here are all the most talked about performances of the night.

We’ve got everything from the new World Cup song to Katy Perry’s balloons.

1. Michael Jackson rose from the dead last night and gave an awesome performance of Slave to the Rhythm, a track off the posthumous album Xscape, or rather an amazing hologram of him did. See the performance that everyone is talking about below:

2. Shakira mesmerised everyone while gyrating her hips to her most recent banger, Empire, from her self-titled album. See her wiggle below:

3. Newcomer Lorde impressed with simple styling and excellent production value. See her sing Tennis Court right here:

4. Miley Cyrus reminded us all what a tripped out hippie she is during her psychedelic cover of The Beatles' Lucy in sky with Diamonds. We think it was actually pretty great, let us know how you feel.

5. Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez (who opened and closed the show) belted out the FIFA World Cup song for 2014 entitled We are One. Reviews were mixed and we can’t say that we like it too much but the stage sure was… festive.

6. John Legend gave a near pitch perfect performance of his uber radio smash All of Me. Grab an eyeful of the beautiful man melting hearts below:

7. Award show veterans One Republic gave a lukewarm performance of their Counting Stars hit. Although it wasn't Rebecca Black level bad, we were left wanting them to try just that little bit harder:

8. Tween hearts all over the world were a flutter last night when the newest boy-band 5 Seconds of Summer took to the stage to nervously play their hit She Looks so Perfect. It was pretty adorable:

9. Katy Perry linked to the awards show last night from her tour stop in Newcastle, England to lip-sync her way through her most recent single Birthday. It was like a packet of rascals threw up to a beat. Which is to say that we enjoyed it.

10. Our favourite performance of the night came from Imagine Dragons, who were the second biggest winners of the night after Justin Timberlake. They thrashed and walloped through their new song Tiptoe: publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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