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American Music Awards 2017: 10 Best, Worst and Most WTF Moments

Diana Ross' family affair, Pink and Kelly Clarkson's gravity-defying voices, BTS' American television debut and more big moments from the 2017 AMAs.

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BEST: Kelly Clarkson and Pink defy gravity
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BEST: Kelly Clarkson and Pink defy gravity

The show opened with Jamie Foxx, flanked by first responders and his daughter Corinne, honoring "the power of music to help us heal from hurricanes, wildfires, hate, hatred filled violence" – a statement proven by Pink and Kelly Clarkson dueting on R.E.M.'s somber 1992 track "Everybody Hurts," which the pair turned into a gospel-tinged anthem of resilience that showed off their potent voices. Clarkson received shout-outs throughout the night thanks to ABC's attempt to jam American Idol synergy (the reboot premieres on the network next year) into every available nook and cranny of the three-hour broadcast.  But as she showed with her giddy reactions from the audience and her boisterous medley of her 2003 can't-believe-it's-love anthem "Miss Independent" and her funk-tinged current single "Love So Soft," she's someone who should be on TV as much as possible. Pink also double-dipped, performing the love-weary title track from her just-released Beautiful Trauma while tethered to the side of the nearby J.W. Marriott hotel; the death-defying stunt, however, hardly affected the aerial-happy pop veteran's vocal performance.   

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