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

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Worst: Ariana Grande Doesn't Go Big
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Worst: Ariana Grande Doesn't Go Big

How would you like to immediately follow that Lorde performance? Ariana Grande already had her work cut out for her, on a night where Taylor Swift is waving flaming roses. Grande turned her giddy, oversized "Problem" inside out, crooning it as a mellow cabaret act, which wasn't exactly the best defense. Her saxophone pal was part Kenny G, part Tim Cappello of Lost Boys fame. All that was missing was the sound of wine glasses clinking.

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