By SANDY COHEN, AP Enjoyment Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It truly is the American Songs Awards, but guests experienced Paris on their minds.
Celine Dion done the French classic made renowned by Edith Piaf, “L’Hymne a L’Amour,” in front of a string area and a montage of photos of famous Paris sites. She lifted her hand triumphantly in the air at the song’s summary, a picture of the Eiffel Tower driving her.
In introducing the songstress, Jared Leto explained the terrorist assaults in Paris and Mali this thirty day period have “changed the planet without end” and scarred its population.
“Tonight we honor the victims of the unimaginable violence that has taken spot in Paris and all around the world,” Leto explained. “The total planet matters, and peace is attainable.”
Charlie Puth, who locked lips with Meghan Trainor for an extended kiss onstage, mentioned he happened to be near the site of the Paris attacks a handful of months ahead of they happened and felt his coronary heart break at the information.
“I want to publish a tune for Paris,” stated the 23-calendar year-aged entertainer, whose song “See You Yet again” was nominated two times at the AMAs. “I never want to compose yet another ‘See You Again’ for Paris, but I want to publish a music exclusively for Paris.”
Ashton Irwin of 5 Seconds of Summer time, which carried out for the duration of the demonstrate, said the band wants to support its supporters make sense of the most modern terrorist attacks.
“This is the 1st time any of them have skilled a tragedy like this, so it really is critical for a band like us to articulate ourselves effectively so they realize what’s happening,” he said. “What we sing about is crucial, and it will alter what we publish about in the potential. We have a youthful admirer foundation, and were almost the communicators of what is actually likely on in the entire world.”
Skrillex, who gained collaboration of the calendar year for “In which Are U Now” with Diplo and Justin Bieber, did not point out Paris especially, but said, “You will find so much damaging things in the entire world correct now that it’s up to us to be constructive appropriate now.”
AP Leisure Writer Nicole Evatt contributed to this report.
This version has been modified to replicate that Ashton Irwin spoke for 5 Seconds of Summer time, not Luke Hemmings as originally noted.
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