Russ Einhorn for Splash News

The American Music Awards had some very “interesting” performances and winners this year. From Bon Jovi’s medley, Neyo’s sci-fy interpretation of love vs. power and Justin Beiber’s four time sweep, which I’m still scratching my head over. However, one thing stood out the most to me and that was Usher’s performance. While he definitely pulled off a highly energetic performance, it looked extremely similar to another known artist. If I think about it, Bobby Brown sure comes to mind. In this performance, it seems that Usher read Bobby Brown’s play book page by page, slipped in a few James Brown tips and ended with Michael Jackson’s signature stance at the end. Check out Bobby Brown’s Get Away video and Usher’s AMA performance to see the pointers he picked from his inspiraton!