Well Good Morning America isn’t holding back their opinions on Adam Lambert’s AMA’s performance. The ABC network (which also aired Sunday’s awards show) has cancelled the American Idol runner-up’s performance slated for Wednesday morning. Usmagazine released this statement from an ABC rep, “Given his controversial American Music Awards performance, we were concerned about airing a similar concert so early in the morning.” While singing his rendition of “For Your Entertainment,” Lambert, 27, made out with a male keyboardist, grabbed his crotch, flipped off the crowd, and simulated fellatio with a male dancer. The controverisal performance caused over 1,500 complaints streaming in to the ABC network.
Lambert’s rep confirmed that he will instead be performing on The Early Show on CBS Wednesday morning.
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It shouldn’t have come as a big surprise, but Michael Jackson and Taylor Swift were the night’s big winners at the AMA Awards. Swift had previously swept the Country Music Awards- beating out the big boys for Entertainer of the Year. Last night, the 19 year old singer won Favorite Artist of the Year- beating out the King of Pop for the honor. Swift was not in attendance, as she was in London, but accepted her awards via satellite. When she for Favorite Artist of the Year, Swift was clearly in shock and speechless before saying, “To even be mentioned in a category with Michael Jackson … is an unimaginable honor. I’m sending my love to the Jackson family.”
Michael Jackson won 4 awards, making his AMA total at 23 awards. The late singer won for Favorite Soul/R&B Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Male Vocalist and Favorite Pop/Rock Album and Favorite Soul/R&B Album, both for Number Ones. His brother Jermaine accepted his award on Jackson’s behalf.
Other winners were:
• Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group – The Black Eyed Peas
• Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group – Rascal Flatts
• Favorite Alternative Artist – Green Day
• Favorite Country Male Artist – Keith Urban
• Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist – Beyoncé
• Breakthrough Artist Award – Gloriana International
• Artist of the Year – Whitney Houston
• Favorite Hip-Hop Male Artist – Jay-Z
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