American Music Awards 2014's 20 Best and Worst Moments

The verdict on Taylor Swift, One Direction, 5SOS and everything from Pitbull's "Fireball" to Waka Flocka Flame

Load Previous
Best: Taylor Swift's Magical Opening Performance
Christopher Polk/Getty18/20

Best: Taylor Swift's Magical Opening Performance

Early in "Blank Space," Taylor Swift promised, "I could show you incredible things," and she stuck to that promise during her AMAs opening performance of the song. In addition to partially bringing the song's video to life — including the palatial dinner scene and a series of tux-wearing hunks holding picture frames, including one with "No" written on him — she lit a rose on fire with her hand and used her power to blow a man off the stage (creating more fire). In the end, she opened a red door — with a claw-mark on it — to reveal the perfect mystery date who has no idea what he's in for.

Back to Top