American Music Awards 2014's 20 Best and Worst Moments

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Best: Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj Bang On
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Best: Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj Bang On

The trio of Jesse, Ariana and Nicki brought a diva-riffic, decoupage of attitude, melisma and gold lamé. From Jessie J strutting through the crowd — and making strategic stops in front of Taylor Swift, Lorde, Sam Smith and one Kardashian — to Grande digging in and swinging for the fences, there were plenty of vocal acrobatics, and then Minaj came onstage firing, pushing this over the top with cadence and cockiness. As is the case with all Diva Showdowns (or Highlander), there can be only one, so we'll give tonight's honorary Aretha to Jessie J. But really, this one stood thanks to the combined efforts of all three women. You're all the best.

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