The 40th AMAs: The Favorite Country Female Artist was trouble when she came in

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Hello Taylor Nation,

Here at the Swift Agency, still one guy who knew she was trouble when she came in, we didn’t expect the Sparkly Dressed to cash her chips and go all in, but that’s what she did. In a move that some critics will call… you know what, screw them. She did what she does best and put on a theatrical and amazing show when she performed I Knew You Were Trouble.

Using one of her favorite things, an ornamented staircase and more dancers that she’s ever had, she put on a choreography straight out of an Andrew Webber Musical. Think Mascarade from The Phantom of the Opera. The only one wearing white was Tay. She seemed a bit stoic in the beginning. That is until an on-scene dress change (totally called it when I saw a flash of red on the side) transformed her into a Black Swan likeness but with a red corset.

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Yes, she literally lied down on the cold hard ground. Shades of Forever and Always, anyone? Although as @ChoasRising pointed out, it seemed to be a mix of Love Story meets Haunted as well.

What she gave us was a performance that will probably evolve into the actual RED Tour representation of the song. In other words, America you saw the light version of this performance. Let your mind spin around that thought for a moment.

Should I mention the RED Tour already went on sale and the dates sold out? Yeap it’s going to keep selling out if everyone can’t anticipate performances like tonight.

What else, oh she also won her nomination for Favorite Country Female Artist. Love how she seems to chase presenter Eric Stonestreet for the award before she gets to the mike. Of course, she thanked us.

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And speaking so much about I Knew You Were Trouble, here it is!

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And one sweet moment. Interviewer Eden Sher, who plays Sue Heck in ABC’s The Middle, turned out to be a diehard Swiftie. She fangirled with the Sparkly Dressed about All Too Well. Props!

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If you’re a fan you know that would be you right there. Thanks to AMAwardsVEVO and  for posting!

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We’re also glad to hear the Enchantress managed to meet a few fans before she had to rush in. She sent out someone from her team to give out guitar pics for those she couldn’t meet.

Remember to VOTE for Taylor:

  • The American Country Awards (December 10) for Artist of the Year, Best Female Artist, Single of the Year, Best Female Single and Best Female Video. You can vote here.
  • The People Choice Awards (January 9) for three possible nominations: Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Country Artist and Favorite Song for We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.
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The 40th AMA Swiftlist: What you need to know tonight

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Hello Taylor Nation,

Here at the Swift Agency, one guy that’s always keen to drop very subtle hints like that small banner above, we’d like to remind those living under a rock that the Princess in Red, a) is attending b) is nominated for Favorite Female Country Artist and c) is performing I Knew You Were Trouble (based of the hints that people keep dropping in Twitter) at the 40th American Music Awards. So, watch it or, you know, ninjas will show up and eat all the cake in your kitchen.

Performing tonight are Taylor Swift and a bunch of other people. What. Oh you want to know… ok.

Other performers are Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, Carly Rae Jepsen, Kesha, Linkin Park, Nicki Minaj, No Doubt, Pink, Pitbull, Psy, Carrie Underwood, Usher, The Wanted and Swizz Beatz featuring Chris Brown. It’s a three hour show folks. I wonder what will Psy be singing tonight. Yes, that was me being sarcastic.

Ryan Seacrest will introduce a special tribute for Dick Clark with Stevie Wonder performing to honor the late announcer, entertainer and producer.

The show starts at 8pm Eastern, 7pm Central on ABC. It will be 8pm (tape-delayed) for the Pacific coast. That’s Monday 1am for London, England and Monday 12pm (noon) in Sydney, Australia just in case. The show is scheduled for two hours. No official online streams for the main show.

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There will be an AMA Red Carpet stream starting at 5pm EST and you can watch it here. On duty on the red carpet will be Megan and Liz! That’s 5pm EST, 2pm PST, 10pm for London, England and Monday, 9am for Sydney, Australia.

Update! Now you can watch the red carpet on YouTube too:

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Remember to VOTE for Taylor:

  • The American Country Awards (December 10) for Artist of the Year, Best Female Artist, Single of the Year, Best Female Single and Best Female Video. You can vote here.
  • The People Choice Awards (January 9) for three possible nominations: Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Country Artist and Favorite Song for We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.
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It seems like one of those nights: Taylor and Selena out in Los Angeles

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Hello Taylor Nation,

Here at the Swift Agency, just one guy who’s up really early for no reason, we’re glad to see the Forever and Always Fearless One getting some down time with her friend Selena Gomez. I don’t know about you, but I guess she was feeling 22. Guess what club they went to. Give up? None! They just went for a bite at the italian restaurant Osteria La Buca last night, November 17. It was starting to rain a little.

You can see more pictures at celebrity-gossip.net.

Don’t forget  the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards tonight! Twitter is abuzz with the rumor that I Knew You Were Trouble will get a live debut. Yes, I’ll be posting the swiftlist shortly.

Remember to VOTE for Taylor:

  • The American Country Awards (December 10) for Artist of the Year, Best Female Artist, Single of the Year, Best Female Single and Best Female Video. You can vote here.
  • The People Choice Awards (January 9) for three possible nominations: Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Country Artist and Favorite Song for We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.
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