Tuesday 12 November 2019

WATCH: Mariah Carey and Camila Cabello win the AMAs with spine-tingling performances of With You and Consequences

Mariah Carey performs With You at the AMAs (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Mariah Carey performs With You at the AMAs (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
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Camila Cabello and Mariah Carey had a battle of the ballads at Tuesday night's American Music Awards with spine-tingling performances of Consequences and With You.

Cabello (21) earned herself a well-deserved standing ovation for her stripped-back performance which saw her focus on the vocals as she stood on stage in an enormous ball gown.

2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Jennifer Lopez poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Jennifer Lopez poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Taylor Swift poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Taylor Swift poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 - Renee Bargh. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Laura Marano poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Tracee Ellis Ross poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Lexi Drew poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 - Nia Sioux. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Taylor Swift poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 - Renee Bargh. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Laura Marano poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Sibley Scoles poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Poppy poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Taylor Swift poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 - Kane Brown. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Dua Lipa poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Charisse Mills poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Patrick Starrr poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Poppy poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 - Shawn Mendes. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 - Amara La Negra. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 - Kelsea Ballerini. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Alex Pall (L) and Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers pose. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 - Amara La Negra. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 - Macaulay Culkin. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Ella Mai poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Tyra Banks poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky pose. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Musical group NCT 127. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 - Alexa Bliss. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Chantel Jeffries poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Cardi B poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Kathryn Hahn poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Post Malone poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Bebe Rexha poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Jared Hampton, Tripp Howell, Brandon Lancaster, Chandler Baldwin, and Eric Steedly of LANCO. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Qveen Herby poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson pose. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Ty Dolla Sign and Lauren Jauregui pose. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Bebe Rexha poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Marsai Martin poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Carrie Underwood poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – G-Eazy (L) and Halsey. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Kathryn Hahn poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Camila Cabello poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Leighton Meester poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Ciara poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Tyler Hubbard (2nd L) and Brian Kelley (2nd R) of Florida Georgia Line with Hayley Stommel (L) and Brittany Cole (R) . REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Heidi Klum poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Rita Ora poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Rita Ora poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Busy Philipps poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Cobie Smulders and Taran Killam. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Carrie Underwood poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Jennifer Lopez poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Amber Heard poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Gladys Knight poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Gladys Knight poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Lil Dicky (L) and Benny Blanco. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Michael and Kyle Trewartha of Grey. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Bad Bunny and J Balvin. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Chloe Bailey and Halle Bailey of Chloe x Halle. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Cece Winans poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Amber Heard poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Rita Ora poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Rita Ora poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Heidi Klum poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Ciara poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Leighton Meester poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Carrie Underwood poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Carrie Underwood poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Amber Heard poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Carey (48), meanwhile, slayed with her debut TV performance of her new single.

She channelled Jessica Rabbit in a pink satin gown with a long train to perform With You at LA's Microsoft Theatre.  The performance also saw her surrounded by writhing male dancers.

Carey first performed at the AMAs almost three decades ago in 1991 (six years before Cabello was even born) when she performed Someday, and she proved on Tuesday night she still has those impressive pipes.

With You comes from her 15th studio album which will release later this year.  Its title has yet to be announced, but it will be her first since Me, I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse in 2014.

With You is the album’s first single, but Carey released another song, GTFO, last month.

Explaining the decision to release a track before the single, she said: “I wanted to give my fans and everyone a first listen that wasn’t so serious.

“I’ve had so much fun making this album and I wanted the first moment to reflect that lighthearted spirit.”

Cabello took home the ward for new artist of the year.

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