American Music Awards: Lance Bass, Sarah Hyland Sound Off on Red Carpet Pre-Show (Video)
The singer and actress tell THR who they're pulling for to take home some hardware during Sunday's broadcast.
As the music industry gears up for the American Music Awards on Sunday, a select group of entertainers are preparing to take their spot on the "other side" of the red carpet.
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Lance Bass, Sarah Hyland, Audrina Patridge, Michael Buckley, Estelle, Josh Sussman and Mario have been tapped to host the Coca-Cola Red Carpet Live pre-show, streaming live at 5 pm ET/2 pm PT. The group will be on the scene at L.A.'s Nokia Theater, relaying fan questions to their favorite artists, talking pre-show jitters and who's wearing what as the artists arrive.
The Hollywood Reporter spoke with Bass and Hyland earlier this year at the nominations announcement, where they talked preparations for the live broadcast.
"I got to do it last year, which is a lot of fun, so I guess I didn't screw it up too much so they asked me back," Bass laughed. "I just try to wing things. I don't try to prepare too much because if you prepare, it doesn't look natural."
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The Modern Family actress has expressed a vocal dislike of red carpets in the past, but is looking forward to asking the questions this time around -- instead of answering them.
"It's me talking about myself nonstop and posing for pictures, it's hard to take myself seriously like that," Hyland said. "I think it will be more fun on the other side than it actually is on the side that I'm usually on. You get to stand in one place the whole time, you don't have to walk around back and forth."
As for who should take home some hardware -- Bass is pulling for fan favorite Adele, while Hyland has thrown her support behind Young Money's Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj.
The American Music Awards air live on ABC at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday, Nov. 21, with the pre-show lead in streaming via YouTube.