Taylor Swift Makes Fiery AMA Comeback With 'I Did Something Bad'
By James Dinh
October 10, 2018
Taylor Swift opened up the 2018 American Music Awards on Tuesday night (October 9) with the debut televised performance of her new reputation single, "I Did Something Bad" — her first number on the show since her live rendition of "Blank Space" in 2014.
For her opening set, which replicated the production from her recording-breaking "reputation Stadium Tour," Swift started her showing a capella with her backup dancers occasionally stopping in sync with her vocals. Throughout the perfectly dramatic introduction, the pop titan slowly worked her way up to the hook, before strutting up and down the catwalk and offering choreography similar to the tour number. While the pyro was at an all-time high, it was the inflatable snake from her tour that caught the most attention from the crowd at the end of the performance.
"I Did Something Bad" is the fourth single off Swift's LP after "Look What You Made Me Do," "End Game (featuring Future and Ed Sheeran) and "Delicate." In addition to her appearance on the performance roster, Swift is also nominated for four of the top awards at the show, including Artist of The Year, Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Album (for reputation) and Favorite Tour (for "reputation Stadium Tour").
Check back for more on the Tracee Ellis Ross-hosted 2018 American Music Awards, including an up-to-date list of winners and recaps of all the show-stopping performances!
Photo: Getty Images