5sos absolutely crushed their ama performance (and not even jaden smith could resist)
Was anybody truly prepared for that jaw-dropping, turnt up 5 Seconds of Summer performance at the 2014 American Music Awards?
Sure, we already knew that the band was eschewing “She Looks So Perfect” and “Good Girls” in favor of The Romantics’ classic jam “What I Like About You,” just like they told us. But who could have guessed that Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin would step out of their pop-punk mold and prove they can rock an old-school jam so spectacularly? (OK, so all of the 5SOS Fam could’ve told you that, but still!)
Basically, the boys hit the stage and performed the 1979 hit — which they’ve been rocking during their current tour, in case you want to see it live — and instantly got the crowd on their feet. The vocals were flawless and the energy was off the charts, to the point where even Jaden Smith couldn’t resist the allure of Australia’s sexiest exports (after Chris Hemsworth, of course):
Let’s keep it going, boys. We (and Jaden) need more.