The 2014 Billboard Music Awards were held Sunday night in Las Vegas. If you’re as old as me (I just turned 28), you probably found yourself asking “who the hell is this?” at least 3 times throughout the show, which was pretty lackluster to say the least. Ludacris sort of hosted it, a lot of big stars were nominated but didn’t attend, and then there was that weird ass Michael Jackson hologram.
The always gorgeous Jennifer Lopez performed twice, opening the show with Pitbull and Claudia Leitte to perform their song “We Are One (Ole Ole)” for the FIFA World Cup. Not as catchy as Shakira‘s song from 4 years ago. Speaking of, Shakira performed as well, and though we love her, we don’t always love her voice. JLo later accepted the “Icon Award” and told us to “Have faith, dream big, think big, and know that anything is possible.”
Robin Thicke made a desperate plea for his estranged wife Paula Patton to take him back with “Get Her Back.” Lorde looked like an extra from ‘American Horror Story‘ while performing “Tennis Court” and she picked up two new trophies for her mantle. Katy Perry demonstrated that her fan base must be made up of 12-year olds, or that she has the mind of one. Then I wondered why all these Country boys wear such tight pants. Let your balls breathe, boys!
But the thing everyone waited for was the much hyped MJ hologram. It danced and sang er…lip synced along to the song “Slave To The Rhythm,” which appears on his newly released album ‘Excape.’ I think we can all agree that his outfit was on point, and it moved really well, but this things are never NOT going to be creepy.
Sigh, I could have just watched ‘The Simpsons.’