Best and Worst of the 2012 American Music Awards
Worst: The Wanted's awkward performance
Sub-One Directioners The Wanted couldn't escape the dominant shadow of their fellow heartthrobs with tonight's performance of "I Found You," despite an obvious focus on defining themselves as the "darker, edgier" boy band of the moment. One clear problem was the lack of choreography, which feels like a misstep for a group that bill themselves as, you know, a boy band. And while the vocal performances were mostly good, uninspired staging and a noticeable lack of energy from at least one of the guys (Siva, is anybody home?) left the whole thing feeling a little lifeless.
- Chris Eggertsen