Colourful night at the American Music Awards

It was a colourful affair last night as the American Music Awards 2012 kicked off in high style

Christina Aguilera stomped the red carpet in a multi-tonal purple gown with a sleek, platinum blonde bob and dark, purple eyes. The Love Your Body singer and Voice USA judge then changed into a black, starry corset, by The Blonds, to perform her new single and another track with Pitbull.

Check out our full gallery of red carpet looks from the 2012 AMAs here

Actresses Kerry Washington and Ginnifer Goodwin kept it fashion-forward. The former opting for a gorgeous bright yellow Stella McCartney gown with floral and lace detail and the latter choosing an Oscar de la Renta blush pink teadress. Nicki Minaj kept it bright in a lime green Monique Lhullier gown.

Lucy Hale and Jenny McCarthy also shone on the red carpet in their respective looks, while Kelly Rowland and Carrie Underwood both wore designs from some of their favourite designers, Naaem Khan and Abed Mahfouz.

Among the performers were No Doubt, Kesha, P!nk, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber and Christina Aguilera.

Check out our full gallery of red carpet looks from the 2012 AMAs here