Everything You Didn't See on TV at the 2019 American Music Awards

E! News is spilling the tea and sharing all of the things viewers didn't get to see on camera. Find out what interactions, moments and more that the cameras missed!

By Spencer Lubitz, Alyssa Morin Nov 25, 2019 5:16 AMTags
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The tea has been spilled!

On Sunday night, music's biggest stars graced the red carpet and gathered around at the 2019 American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Of course, everything from the swoon-worthy fashion to the epic performances—we're looking at you Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez—were a chef's kiss for viewers and audience members alike.

Making the star-studded ceremony even more major was the fact that Ciara hosted the show, the Lover singer was honored with the Artist of the Decade award and legendary singer Shania Twain hit the stage for the first time since 2003 to perform a medley of her iconique tunes. All in all, the 2019 AMAs have been a night to remember.

Aside from the stellar things taking place on-screen, there were certainly many, many moments that weren't captured on camera. Thankfully, if you love getting the tea as much as we do, E! News has you covered!

American Music Awards 2019: Red Carpet Fashion

Billy Porter is the first to arrive inside. He's standing up at his seat gazing over the crowd and looking down at his cell phone while facing the audience with his back to the stage.

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Celebrities have white paper gift-bags waiting for them at their seats with cookies, bottles of Smart Water and other snacks and goodies.

Kelsea Ballerini is getting her jam on to Selena Gomez's opening performance. She was standing up and dancing hard in her aisle seat. She was loving this performance!

Billie Eilish is clapping hard with her hands over her head for Ciara and her performance.

Christina Aguilera was the last to walk in and make it to her seat just before Selena began performing.

Jenna Dewan thought Ciara's kids were so adorable, she was pointing and smiling when they appeared.

Lauren Jauregui is walking through the lobby area by herself hiking her dress up above her knees so she doesn't trip over it with her heels. She walked into an artists-only area.

The audience had bracelets waiting at their seats, which illuminated with a white light during Lizzo's performance.

Jenna Dewan and Brad Goreski had their hands up in the air waving their arms and bracelets back and forth to Lizzo's performance.

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Shania Twain and her husband are sitting in their seats in the front row on the aisle, and no one else is currently seated in the row. During the commercial break, some fans approached her to say hello and asked if she's ready and excited for tonight. However, she didn't get up for photos or move much. She looks comfortable in her seat.

Damon Sharpe was walking up and down the aisle by himself and waving hello to a few people on his way to his seat.

Ballerini was cupping her hands around her mouth and screaming toward the stage when Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello had their arms around each other during their steamy performance.

Lil Nas X was the first to jump out of his seat for Taylor Swift when she was announced the winner for Favorite Album, Pop/Rock. Lil Nas X is also the only celeb currently standing and clapping for Kesha and Big Freedia. Clapping his green-gloved hands along to the rhythm.

Everyone started standing up and screaming and looking at each other once Kesha spoke the first few lines of "Tik Tok." Porter was dancing and getting down to the song with a big smile on his face and singing along to the words.

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Nick Viall is standing and chatting with AJ Gibson in the aisle during a commercial breaking, before asking his row to get up and allow him back to his seat.

Porter was seen clapping with his arms over his head during Toni Braxton's performance.

Even though the rest of the audience sat down while Carrie Underwood accepted her two awards, Twain remained standing for the duration of her speech, and clapped joyfully for Carrie as she exited the stage.

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Lizzo, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello were all brought to their seats before Billie Eilish's performance. When the camera came over to them, Shawn and Camila switched their positions to be as affectionate as possible. Lizzo was the first to stand up for their win and looked at the couple with a big smile, as she waited for them to stand up and accept their award.

Jonathan Bennett is assisting the ushers and handing our bottles of water to VIPs in the front row. Another usher is tossing bags of popcorn from the front of the theater into the audience.

Even though he lost the award to her, Lil Nas X jumped out of his seat when Billie Eilish won for Best New Artist. He was clapping his hands along to "bad guy." Everyone in the audience began looking at each other and saying "I don't know where my dad went," following Eillish's speech.

Lizzo and Ballerini were separately dancing and singing along to Halsey during her performance, but half of the audience couldn't see her performance because of the way her set was constructed.

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Lizzo began jumping up and down excitedly, pumping her fist in the air as she heard Green Day play the first few notes of Paranoid. She and Underwood are standing next to each other bopping their heads back and forth and singing along to Paranoid. Lizzo is shaking her body front and back.

Post Malone was slapping hands with all the audience members alongside the stage as he exited holding his award for Favorite Album, Rap/Hip-Hop.

Cabello's solo performance is happening inside a much smaller set blocked off to most of the audience; most people are watching on the big screens.


Viall is standing on his own, swaying back and forth to the music and nodding his head along to Camila's performance. 

Everyone is sitting in silence watching the Jonas brothers on the screens, since they're performing remotely from Boston.

Underwood, Lil Nas X and Lizzo all jamming hard to Swift's performance, screaming the words out and dancing in the front row. The entire auditorium went dark except for the spotlight on Taylor's piano and the white lights on the bracelets given to audience members during LoverCarole King has been in the wings dancing and singing the entire time. Taylor's parents bowed toward the stage when Taylor reached out to them to point them out to Carole King.

Carole King and Taylor swift slowly walked off the stage together arm-in-arm, talking intimately to one another. They remained arm-in-arm and the conversation continued once they were off stage. There is a man on stage with a leaf blower clearing all the confetti that came down during Taylor Swifts performance.

Lil Nas X's dad jumped out of his chair as soon as he was announced the winner and began applauding.

Christina Aguilera had to wait for two handlers to help escort her down from the stage because there was so much material on her dress.


Ciara seemed a bit flustered by all of the balloons flying around in-between her and the camera.

Viall and Bennett are standing next to each other and talking during Dan + Shay's speech. Stagehands are running through the audience to collect the balloons that dropped during Dua Lipa's performance
Taylor was back at her seat just moments before Artist of the Year was announced. Swift and Regina King left the stage locked arm-in-arm and talked closely as they walked off the stage together. 

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