Taylor Swift definitely made a name for herself tonight at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards with her performance of her newest single, “I Knew You Were Trouble.” This was the first time Taylor ever performed this song live, and in no way did she disappoint.
Dimly lit chandeliers hung from the ceiling and a giant grand staircase dominated the space as Taylor and her dancers filled the AMA stage, portraying a 19th century gothic masquerade. Taylor began the performance in the beautiful Catherine Deane’s Ophira Dress, but in a cloud of smoke and a very Taylor-like onstage costume change, she transformed into a black and red dress with high heels boots. Strobe lights electrified the stage and pulsed in time with the beat of the more intensely edited version of “I Knew You Were Trouble.” Fans in attendance as well as on Twitter were blown away by Taylor’s performance. If the RED tour is anything like this, we’re sure to be in for a treat.
Taylor Swift also walked away with the AMA for Favorite Female Country Artist. This was the fifth time she was honored with this award and her eleventh AMA. Congratulations, Taylor!
Below are videos of Taylor’s Red Carpet interview, Taylor’s AMA acceptance speech, and her performance of “I Knew You Were Trouble.” Enjoy!
Favorite Female Country Artist
I Knew You Were Trouble – 40th AMA’s