Her choice of performance was to sing in front of a lip-synching kitten. Cyrus performed "Wrecking Ball" in front of a kitten that mouthed the words with her, started crying, and at the end stuck out its tongue.
Lady Gaga and R. Kelly performed "Do What U Want" by acting out a scenario in which he was the president and she was a secretary he was having an affair with and later ignoring. The members of Imagine Dragons switched off playing enormous drums and regular drum kits. Katy Perry opened the show with a dazzling tribute to Japan.
Jennifer Lopez pulled off an energetic tribute to Celia Cruz that involved two wardrobe changes and all her dancers falling to the floor at the end.
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