"I appreciate all the other awards shows for what they are," Perry said. "Some are just kind of shock jock shows. Some are just like, `Hey, let's see how many celebrities we can get together.' Some are actually legitimate like the Grammys, and the AMAs is a very legitimate show with musicality to it."
If Katy says it, it must be true. Everyone ye gather 'round and let's enjoy the musicality of the night. (That last part was sung as the Phantom.)
Here's tonight's schedule:
Three hours after Perry opens the show at 8 p.m. EST, Miley Cyrus will close things down. In between, most of the year's top performers are scheduled to take the stage, including Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Pitbull hosts and will perform with Ke$ha, and Jennifer Lopez will offer a tribute to Celia Cruz.
PLUS: A TLC REUNION!!!
Oh, and if you're like, "WTF are the AMAs?" Your answer is that they're one of 50 awards shows for celebrities to blow each other's wangs and they're on ABC starting at 8pm EST. And if you don't have a TV or reception, you can MAYBE watch them here?