Halsey in a blue vinyl and lace dress at the BMAs: hot mess?

Halsey was nominated in a couple of categories at last night’s Billboard Music Awards, for top selling song for “Without Me,” which went to Maroon 5 for “Girls Like You,” and for top female artist, which went to Ariana Grande. She performed twice, once on her own for “Without Me,” you can see that here and again with BTS for their hit collab “Boy With Luv.” As for her fashion, it was terrible as we’ve come to expect from her. This dress is a blue trash bag cut with lace with a low cut bustier under it. Her performance outfits were better than this, but just about anything would be.


You could arguably compare Halsey’s fashion to someone like GFY champ Rita Ora, but Rita’s fashion is humorous. Halsey’s looks have this trolling “I’m going to wear what I want” quality. She also blacked out her twitter and Instagram accounts last night for some reason.


Second time host Kelly Clarkson performed her new song “Broken and Beautiful,” which is in the Ugly Dolls movies. You can see that performance here. It’s a great pop hit and she has pipes as we’ve known. She also did the opening number which was a medley of other artists’ hits. On the red carpet Kelly was in a black sequin dress by In The Mood For Love. I love a shoulder pad and an 80s silhouette so I actually like this dress. I just wish her styling was different as this pompadour mullet is ridiculous. She did switch up her hair for the show though.



Tori Kelly won for top gospel album, for “Hiding Place,” and she was also nominated in the gospel artist category, which went to Tasha Cobbs Leonard. She performed “Speechless” with Dan + Shay. Tori was in a gold pantsuit with a sparkly green mock turtleneck and green shoes! This is fun and bright.



Presenter Julianne Hough was in silver tap pants with a silver bra and a jacket with rhinestone details. I love that jacket. This would have worked if she would have just worn pants with it.



Paula Abdul was there and she performed! She did a medley of “Straight Up,” “Vibeology” and “Opposites Attract” with MC Skat Kat! Plus she fell off a platform and was caught by her dancers. Everyone was raving about it. She’s got an upcoming residency in Vegas.



Photos credit: WENN

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  1. Becks1 says:

    Oooh Paula in Vegas!!! I’m in.

  2. LadyLaw says:

    I’ve never noticed how similar Halsey looks to G Eazy. Weird.

  3. Kitten says:

    Paula’s killing it at 56. Damn.

    • Erinn says:

      She’s a stunner. I’ve always had a soft spot for her. I also really love her hair color.

      • Seraphina says:

        I didn’t notice Paula. Too taken aback by the costumes in the pics before hers. And yes, she looks great – for any age.

    • Esmom says:

      Thats what I came here to say, lol. Wow. She does look amazing.

      Kelly looks great too, except for that hair, yikes.

      No bueno on the other looks.

  4. Seraphina says:

    I thought they were going to a costume party.

  5. otaku fairy... says:

    Halsey’s outfit does have a costume-y vibe to it, but it also looks pretty with her tattoos, lipstick, and black pixie cut. It wouldn’t work as well if she did this with platinum blonde hair. Julianne Hough looks pretty as always.

  6. AnnaKist says:

    “Pompadour “ is bad enough. ‘’Mullet” is even worse. But pompadour and mullet TOGETHER? Oh, dear, oh, dear, oh, dear. Unforgivable.

  7. Dee says:

    Oh my, Kelly! Ummm, oh my.

  8. Case says:

    I thought damn near everyone on this red carpet looked like a train wreck. IDK what their stylists were thinking.

  9. Annika says:

    Last time I saw Julianne Hough she was a redhead.
    Tori Kelly has a beautiful voice.
    Paula forever!

  10. shells_bells says:

    I think Paula injured Julianne Hough during her performance. I haven’t seen it, just heard it on the radio on my way into work this AM. It made me laugh that they were in this post together.
    Also, I really don’t like Kelly’s hair this blonde.

  11. Sleanne says:

    I saw Paula when she supported NKOTB last year. I am still raving about her performance! She flew past all my expectations and I ran to the merch stand to grab a Paula shirt before I left. She put on a SHOW and I can see how she will absolutely suit a Vegas residency.

  12. V4Real says:

    That is not a good look on Halsey. I wish BTS had left her off that song. She added nothing to it. Paula is an ageless beauty.
    At first glance I thought Tori was Beyonce’s mother Tina Knowles. Kelly looks good here.

  13. starbuck55 says:

    I find it ironic that someone who preaches constantly about being authentic and true to yourself would go out and get a boob job. She tweeted something out recently along the lines of not caring about vanity and her not focusing on her looks but clearly she cared enough to get surgery. Maybe that was meant as side shade to her ex who had just gone public with a gorgeous new model girlfriend but still dumb. I have nothing against boob jobs or plastic surgery. I do have a problem with hypocrisy. She’s such a pretty girl but her style and taste in tattoos sucks.

  14. Other Renee says:

    Kelly is an icon. (Do you hear that, Kendall?) She’s crazy talented and she became famous because she’s crazy talented. She doesn’t need gimmicks nor does she need to be involved in fake relationships or naked photos.

    Paula looks fantastic. I have always had a soft spot for her.

    Julianne and Halsey look absolutely ridiculous. Like … ridiculous.

    • otaku fairy... says:

      I agree that Kendall is no kind of icon at all, just a bland model who got her start on reality TV. But it really doesn’t matter that she’s posed nude. Plenty of iconic, talented, and successful women have been happy to do the same.

  15. paddyjr says:

    This is the Paula I fell in love with 20+ years ago. She looks and sounds like she when she first came on the scene: powerful voice, amazing moves! THIS is how you put on a show!

  16. ikki says:

    but even Paula’s tap-dancing was “lipsynched” (as in the taps didn’t match the audio; the lady was a few seconds behind whatever they prerecorded)? wish her well in Vegas I guess, everyone needs coin