WATCH: Kelly Rowland Said Niall Horan's Name Wrong At The AMAs And You'll F*cking Scream
20 November 2017, 17:23
Niall may have won the award for Best New Artist but not everything about his night went quite so smoothly.
Incredible scenes at last night's American Music Awards (November 19th) as former Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland introduced Niall Horan to the stage...and managed to get his name wrong in the process.
The 1D member turned solo star showed up for a performance of his huge single 'Slow Hands' but, unfortunately, Kelly made a slight slip up with his first name, referring to him as Neil (as in Patrick Harris or Buchanan for our older UK-based readers).
Obviously, a few fans noticed:
kelly rowland calling niall ‘neil’ was an experience pic.twitter.com/7iQgyNSClS— hiya harry (@harrysbiggtoe) November 20, 2017
It is pretty funny tbf.
Although, Kelly was quick to correct herself, nailing (or 'Nialling' is you like) the full introduction later that night on Snapchat:
Second time's a charm.
Plus Niall, who also won the Best New Artist Award on the night, seemed to take it pretty well:
Hahahahah I love ya kelly , don’t you worry . I’ve heard them all .— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) November 20, 2017
Has he really heard them all? How many more variations are there? We needs answers Horan!
Basically, moral of the story is, make sure you know how to pronounce a name before you say it on live TV. And if you still mess it up, just make sure you can laugh about it afterwards.