Justin Bieber's American Music Awards Finale

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You guys. Great news: Bieber's back.

Well, to be clear, we're not saying that he went anywhere. Not really. It's just that tonight he rocked the American Music Awards stage in a way that we haven't seen from him in a while. The opening acoustic performance made the most of his incredible pipes. Then, in the second number, we got a look at his seriously on-point dance skills. Homeboy may not be up to Justin Timberlake level, but he's getting there, one pop-and-lock at a time.

We're not super-mad about the sudden onstage rain shower, either (although we bet that Meghan Trainor was rethinking her own water theme by this point in the show — Bieber's clearly made much more of a splash). And though his performance of "Where Are Ü Now" definitely appeared to be more lip-syncing than anything else, we're frankly glad that he wasn't carrying around an electrified cordless mic near open water. Biebs is a treasure. We can't have him getting electrocuted.

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