New Edition vs. New Kids On The Block at AMAs: ‘Battle of Boston’ boy bands

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Talk a few blast from the previous!

New Edition and New Kids On The Block took to the stage for a sing-off at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night time, and stole the present within the course of.

The powerhouse performances, which had been dubbed “The Battle of Boston,” noticed the 2 Massachusetts-based boy bands trip, belting out their most iconic tracks as a star-studded viewers watched on.

NKOTB appeared on the AMAs stage first, launching right into a rendition of their 1988 smash “You Got It (The Right Stuff).”

The five-piece — 4 of whom at the moment are aged of their 50s — proved they nonetheless have the strikes, performing a choreographed dance routine whereas clad in black leather-based outfits.

Immediately afterward, New Edition assembled on stage to belt out their iconic 1983 ditty “Candy Girl.” It was the primary time the band had carried out at the AMAs since 1997.

A backwards and forwards between the 2 legendary pop teams ensued, with NKOTB returning to sing their smash “Step by Step,” earlier than New Edition carried out “Mr. Telephone Man.”

The boy bands then joined forces, performing a number of of their hit songs collectively, a lot to the delight of a screaming viewers.

NKOTB proved their still got the moves, performing choreographed dance moves while clad in tight leather outfits.
NKOTB proved their nonetheless acquired the strikes, performing choreographed dance strikes whereas clad in tight leather-based outfits.
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Ok-pop boy band BTS — who’ve little doubt been impressed by each New Edition and NKOTB — had been seen enthusiastically dancing alongside within the crowd.

NKOTB singer Joey McIntyre, now 48, echoed the sentiments of many of a fan by asserting afterward on the post-show pink carpet: “My 13-year-old self is freaking out right now.”

Viewers watching at house had been additionally equally delighted, with the efficiency trending on Twitter.

The performances, dubbed "The Battle of Boston" have fans calling for the two bands to join forces and head out on a national tour together.
The performances, dubbed “The Battle of Boston” have followers calling for the 2 bands to affix forces and head out on a nationwide tour collectively.
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“Absolutely stole the show! Best part of the night,” one nostalgic fan tweeted.

“Dudes in their 50s still putting on a show!” another admirer enthused.

Others identified that each New Edition and NKOTB paved the best way for the boy bands of at present. One fan wrote: “Intentional or not, what the AMAs did last night by having New Edition & New Kids On The Block on a night when BTS won big was really special, showcasing the arc of what’s called ‘boy bands’…Then to see the respect and love between them is just beautiful & heart-warming.”

BTS had been certainly the large winners of the night time, taking house the coveted Artist of The Year award.

The South Korean singers beat out Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, Drake, Ariana Grande and The Weeknd to nab the respect. They scooped up two different awards, together with Favorite Pop Song.

New Edition and NKOTB quickly began trending on Twitter, with viewers thrilled by their nostalgic performances.
New Edition and NKOTB shortly started trending on Twitter, with viewers thrilled by their nostalgic performances.
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Meanwhile, NKOTB have introduced their are heading out on a cross-country tour from May subsequent yr. Sunday’s efficiency has followers calling for New Edition to affix them on the highway.

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