America's sweetheart Taylor Swift ditched the fairy tale dress last night for a goth number!
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When the favorite female country artist at the AMAs performed "I Knew You Were Trouble," we caught a different glimpse of the star. After beating Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood in the category, there was no doubt about it: It was Taylor's night to shine.
Descending the stage from a winding staircase similar to her "Love Story" video, a masquerade party morphed from a fairy tale with masked suitors to a dance party!
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The dubstep beat pumped and Taylor ditched a long white dress for a red corsette, black tulle skirt and metallic cowboy boots! Go Taylor!
Then she crooned, “I knew you were trouble when you walked in/So shame on me now/Flew me to places I’d never been/Now I’m lying on the cold hard ground.”
At the end of Taylor's song, she finished the dark performance with her trademark smile.
Catch her performance over at MTV!