The American Music Awards is an award show that was created because ABC lost the Grammys in 1973 and Dick Clark still wanted to host an award show — Assessing whether this is necessary is kind of beside the point 40 years down the pike. Last night’s AMAs featured a number of strange performances — including a Beats by Dre plug in Coldplay’s performance that was supposed to remind people of A Space Odyssey or something — but perhaps none was stranger than this Star Wars a capella tribute to the music of John Williams. They also teased a new scene from A Force Awakens that features Finn and Rey. Here is all of that:
I suppose if you’re contractually obligated to have a Star Wars thing, it could be worse. I’m going back to bed.