Tue, 20 Nov 2012 07:17:44 GMT | By Sean Plummer
The 2012 American Music Awards: Best and worst moments

Kelly Clarkson

Ke$ha (© Kevin Winter, Getty Images)
  • Nicki Minaj, Christina Aguilera (© Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images)
  • Usher (© Kevin Winter, Getty Images)
  • Taylor Swift (© Lester Cohen, WireImage/Getty Images)
  • Carly Rae Jepsen (© Danny Moloshok, Reuters)
  • The Wanted (© Danny Moloshok, Reuters)
  • Kelly Clarkson (© Christopher Polk, Getty Images)
  • Ke$ha (© Kevin Winter, Getty Images)
  • No Doubt (© Alexandra Wyman, FilmMagic/Getty Images)
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It was fitting that pop eccentric Cyndi Lauper introduced Ke$ha's performance of her new song “Die Young.” And what a performance it was, with the singer descending from a throne and surrounded by a troupe of skull-faced dancers. Surprised there was not more glitter though, but Ke$ha brought it.