Keltie Previews the AMAs!
By ROBERT PACE
November 16, 2012
With the 40th American Music Awards only a couple days away, TheInsider.com's Keltie Colleen worked her way inside the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles for a sneak peek from the show's producers and a preview at where all the stars will be sitting this year.
The AMAs were created by Dick Clark in 1973 to pay tribute to the music industry's finest, and now without Clark to celebrate the 40th show, the producers are determined to make this year's show the best it's ever been.
"Every year when we get into the show, we want it to be better than last year...but this year is double for us," said executive producer Orly Adelson. "One, it's the 40th anniversary, and it's also the first year without Dick Clark being a part of this event. So, we have a tribute for him, which is really a celebration more than a tribute 'cause it's his creation and we want to celebrate it with him."
With that in mind, the American Music Awards has a stellar group of performers lined-up, including Justin Bieber, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, PSY, Taylor Swift, and just about half of the Top 40. The great Stevie Wonder has been selected to perform a tribute to the late Clark.
"We work for months and our entire staff--we're all together--we listen to what's on the radio. We know what's selling; we know what's hot, and we go after those people," executive producer Larry Klein said of creating this year's star-infused lineup.
Check out the full video for Keltie's full on-site preview, and watch the American Music Awards this Sunday at 8 p.m. on ABC.