Music’s biggest night was filled with debuts, as Katy Perry’s performs her new single annnd Kelly Clarkson debuts her new hit.

As promised, Katy Perry performed her new single, ‘Wide Awake’ at the 2012 Billboard Awards and Kelly Clarkson followed suit by singing her followup to ‘Stronger, ‘Dark Side.’

Katy Perry swung from the ceiling in a white ribbon swing, combining a cloud-themed aerial performance with her heartfelt ballad. ‘Wide Awake’ mirrors Katy’s life, in the song she sings about recovery, learning from your mistakes, and being “born again.” Clearly- in reference to breakup with husband Russell Brand. ‘Wide Awake’ is off her ‘Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection’ album, out now.

Other notable debut performance from the Billboard Awards was Duets’ star Kelly Clarkson, who sang her new single, ‘Dark Side,’ performing in an elegant red dress and looking better than ever. She performed with a matching red themed backdrop complete with chandeliers to match the intense new track.

Now, it’s your turn. What did you think of Katy and Kelly’s performances? Check out the links in the description to watch the full performances from the 2012 Billboard Awards.

Katy Perry ‘Wide Awake’ Billboard Awards Performance:
Kelly Clarkson ‘Dark Side’ Billboard Awards Performance:


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