Niall Horan was taking everyone’s breath away at the 2016 AMAs, and this was long before he had sung a single note as a guest performer.
Niall Horan playing the AMAs was a bit of a surprise since he only announced he was playing on November 15, a few days before the event, via his Twitter account.
Hours before he was due to perform at the AMAs and engage in the ceremony, Niall Horan was out on the red carpet getting his photos taken by pros as well as selfies by fans that flanked the area.
Jay Pharoah, an AMA host, also gave his opinion about Niall Horan before the ceremony and stated the following.
“Niall Horan is the third official One Direction member to go rogue. I think it is going to be amazing. I want to see what is going to happen. I like [One Direction]. They are cool, they smell nice… and Niall Horan is going to kill it [tonight at the AMAs].”
When asked about how he felt about performing at the AMAs, Niall Horan told an interviewer that he was “really relaxed actually” despite usually feeling nervous before performing.
The video cuts him off just as he is about to say a name, but the interviewer actually asked Niall Horan if one of the members of One Direction were going to be supporting him in the audience at the AMAs, and Niall Horan definitely said “yes” and then pointed into the red carpet crowd.
Sadly, the weather before the AMAs was rather nasty, and fans behind the red carpet snapped pictures of celebrities getting out of their limos with a canopy of umbrellas over their heads.
Niall Horan stated in a red carpet interview that he was trying something new with what he was wearing and chose his outfit for the night based on the idea that it was not “plain Jane” or generic looking.
On the other hand, Niall Horan also said he chose his outfit from a designer he has worn repeatedly in the past. In particular, his gray/blue suit with a faded white windowpane plaid was from fashion designer Paul Smith.
In an interview with Extra TV, Niall Horan admitted on video that he did not have a date for the AMAs. Despite this, Niall Horan fans spent the hours before he actually performed giving updates about how hot they thought he was on the red carpet at the AMAs.
For example, one tasteful Niall Horan fan posted a picture of someone using a lint brush to spruce up his blazer on the red carpet at the AMAs, and she captioned it with “Where can I apply for the job of rolling lint off Niall Horan’s shoulder?”
Of course, one of the main reasons that Niall Horan likely showed up in advance of the AMAs ceremony was not for sound check but to mingle with his fans. On Instagram, there is one photo after another of Niall Horan leaning in so that fans can have a picture with him looking smashing for one of the very first performances of his solo career.
Naturally, Niall Horan’s devotion to the people that made him famous makes it easy to believe that he has already been nominated by his fans for a People’s Choice Award.
The ceremony takes place on January 18, 2017, and Niall Horan is being nominated for “Best New Breakout Artist” in addition to former One Direction bandmate, Zayn Malik.
Alternatively, Niall Horan could be getting a new job in the television industry. When E! News posted a picture of Niall Horan holding one of their branded microphones on the AMAs red carpet, they captioned it with “Meet your new #ERedCarpet host: You’re hired, Niall Horan!”
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