I’m writing this post in hopes that I’m not alone in feeling this. Seriously, how UH-MAZING was last night’s closing performance. Throughout the 3-hour American Music Awards, I was mostly underwhelmed. Sure, I enjoyed Rihanna, Usher, Black Eyed Peas, but there wasn’t that ONE stand-out performance that would have everyone talking the next day. That is, until the final act of the extravaganza. NKOTBSB rocked that shizz out.
When I first heard the signature boy band of the 80s (New Kids on the Block) was teaming up with one of the hottest boy bands of the 90s (The Backstreet Boys) for an upcoming tour, I didn’t know how to take it. At first, it just seemed like a cash grab with former teen heartthrobs going through a collective midlife crisis trying to re-capture their youth. Boy did they shut me up. During segments of their performance last night, I found myself giddier than a tween girl. I wasn’t alone. Did you see those fans in the audience? Especially the lead singer of Train singing along with the songs and Ke$ha enjoying the boy band fest. How hilarious was that?
Were the best vocally of the night? Nope. But they were the most entertaining. The way they seamlessly intertwined their respective hits for one incredible mashup was darn right genius. Speaking of genius, whoever got the ball rolling on this boy band merger, is absolutely brilliant. I’m sure at first, it was met with atrepidation but good on them for bringing it to fruition. I hate to admit this on the internet, but I’m sooooo going to check out this concert. I’ve loved both bands for years, but never seen them live before. What better time than now to finally do so. Talk about killing two birds with one stone.
Considering both bands ruled the charts in different decades, they’re not too far apart in ages. Both bands have members in their early 40s. Nick Carter of BSB is by far the youngest at 30. PS. he hasn’t aged very well, but you know who has… How sexy is Joey McIntyre? He’s 37-years-old now and like wine, has only gotten better.
NKOTBSB AMA PERFORMANCE
They sang some of their greatest hits during the well-choreographed performance: Backstreet’s “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back),” “I Want It That Way,” and “Larger Than Life,” and New Kids’ “Step By Step,” and “You Got It (The Right Stuff.)” I