Clocking in at three hours, the 2015 Billboard Music Awards was certainly packed. But what was fluff? What were some performances they should have left behind?

Britney Spears, Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson, Tori Kelly, Van Halen and Mariah Carey were among the performers; Taylor Swift bowed her new music video; Chrissy Teigen and husband John Legend had a love-in.

We endured the full show, telecast live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. And this is what we saw.

What performances, acceptance speeches and appearances did you enjoy most?

After five years as a columnist and editor at Billboard, Katie Hasty joined HitFix in 2009 for music and film reporting out of New York. The Midwest native has worked as a writer, music promoter and in A&R since 1999 and performs with her band Numbers And Letters.