Minutes after winning new artist of the year, Niall Horan treated the American Music Awards crowd to a live rendition of his breakthrough hit on Sunday night (Nov. 19) in Los Angeles. “Slow Hands” got the spotlight and it didn’t disappoint.
Earlier in the evening, Portugal. The Man preluded their performance with a sign that read, “No computers up here. Just live instruments.” Horan’s followed the same lead and although he didn’t announce it was even more back-to-basics than Portugal. The Man’s horn- and string-inflected entourage. Backed by a drummer and a few guitars, the solo One Direction-er got the job done with a groovy, sneakily-sensual “Slow Hands” performance.