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Sounding every bit like a younger Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande’s iHeartRadio Music Awards performance brought the house down Thursday night on NBC.

Well, we thought so. Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton weren't as impressed.

Ariana's medley of "The Way" and "Problem" had most of the crowd on its feet, but the image of the two country stars' expressions went viral after the show.

Skip ahead to the 3:00 mark to see the duo "reacting" to the performance:

Twitter, the breeding ground for viral reactions and instant commentary, made sure this was the enduring image of the inaugural, random awards show.

But unlike Miley Cyrus Twerking at the VMAs, this wasn't even that bad!

On the contrary, Ariana and her dancers did a decent, if not terrific job on stage by all accounts. Even if you're not a fan of the genre, girl has got talent!

Bryan even joked about it after the fact, making clear he was impressed by her performance and Tweeting "wow me concentrating does not look good."

He even made a screen shot of the duo his background. Check it out:

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Michael Jackson's posthumous single "Love Never Felt So Good" dropped last night at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, whose inaugural telecast aired on NBC.

Some Michael Jackson fans were understandably skeptical, even angry about a new "contemporized" posthumous album that might sully the artist’s legacy.

They might be pleasantly surprised after hearing "Love Never Felt So Good," Epic Records' lead single from Xscape. Take a listen and decide for yourself:

With producers Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, and Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon manning the control board, the orchestration overpowers Jackson a bit at times.

On the flip side, the trio did an superb job of mixing Timberlake’s voice - did you catch it on the background vocals? - in harmony with the King of Pop's.

The disco-heavy sound reminiscent of his breakthrough album Off the Wall is no shock, as Jackson initially wrote the song in with Paul Anka in 1983.

It's not his best, but if this is indicative of what Michael Jackson left on the cutting room floor, it makes his untimely death in 2009 that much more tragic.

He clearly had a lot of memorable work ahead of him. Usher helped debut the song, dancing to it at the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Awards. Watch:

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Yet another awards show aired last night on NBC, but this one probably wasn't what you'd expect, because the likes of it had never, EVER been seen before: 

It was the inaugural broadcast of the iHeartRadio Music Awards!

What does that mean? Does it even matter? No idea and no.

Rihanna Wins Award!

Presenters included Selena Gomez, Adam Lambert and Hilary Duff, with Drake, Shakira, Pharrell, 30 Seconds To Mars, Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande performing.

Justin Timberlake's collaboration with Michael Jackson, “Love Never Felt So Good,” premiered during the show, while Rihanna was the night's big winner.

After the jump, you can check out the complete list of winners from the latest pop music extravaganza, which somehow dragged on for three full hours

Your first-ever iHeartRadio Music Awards winners are ...

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