Katy Perry teases her performance with Darius Rucker at the 2020 American Music Awards

Katy Perry looked down-to-earth on Sunday as she gave her fans a first look at her 2020 American Music Awards performance.

The 36-year-old pop superstar shared a post to Instagram in the morning revealing her rugged look for the evening, featuring a relaxed denim jacket and a ribbed white tank top.

The singer-songwriter, who isn’t nominated at the popular award show, also shared a preview of her debut live performance of her song Only Love.

Taking to the stage: Katy Perry, 36, shared a preview of her performance Sunday night at the 2020 American Music Awards on Instagram, highlighting her rootsy ensemble with double denim

Taking to the stage: Katy Perry, 36, shared a preview of her performance Sunday night at the 2020 American Music Awards on Instagram, highlighting her rootsy ensemble with double denim

Katy had her face partially covered in her photo and showed off a her dyed-blonde bob.

The Teenage Dream singer also had on matching acid wash jeans in her follow-up photo, along with white open-toe heels.

She had a soulful expression for the stripped back performance, in which she and Darius performed across from each other and socially distance while seated.

The performance was originally to be a solo outing for Katy, but it was announced Sunday morning that she would be teaming up with the former Hootie & the Blowfish frontman for a reimagined duet.

Doubling up: The Teenage Dream singer's previously announced debut performance of Only Love was revealed to be a duet with country singer Darius Rucker on Sunday morning

Doubling up: The Teenage Dream singer’s previously announced debut performance of Only Love was revealed to be a duet with country singer Darius Rucker on Sunday morning

‘Went back to church, met a new friend @dariusrucker and found #OnlyLove♥️,’ she wrote.

Katy also signaled the rootsy tone of the music by using her full name, Katheryn, in the caption.

This year’s ceremony will be hosted by Taraji P. Henson on the stage of Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on Sunday night. 

Though the pandemic has made it a unique year, the Empire star promised everyone an ‘electrifying night of music’ with the awards.

MC: This year's ceremony will be hosted by Taraji P. Henson on the stage of Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater on Sunday night; pictured October 14 at the Billboard Music Awards

MC: This year’s ceremony will be hosted by Taraji P. Henson on the stage of Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on Sunday night; pictured October 14 at the Billboard Music Awards

Planned performances from The Weeknd, Billie Eilish and Justin Bieber are already generating buzz.

The Canadian crooner will be back at the AMAs for the first time in four years and is set to woo the crowd with a medley of songs, including Holy and Lonely, with special guest Benny Blanco.

Smile singer Perry will mark 10-years since her first appearance on the show.

Meanwhile, Blinding Lights artist The Weeknd’s track Save Your Tears will get its television debut with the help of saxophonist Kenny G.

Returning champ: Justin Bieber will be back for the first time in four years with a medley of songs, including Holy and Lonely, with guest Benny Blanco; pictured November 15 at the People's Choice Awards

Returning champ: Justin Bieber will be back for the first time in four years with a medley of songs, including Holy and Lonely, with guest Benny Blanco; pictured November 15 at the People’s Choice Awards

Billie Eilish will also give her premiere performance of Therefore I Am. 

Other artists include Bebe Rexha & Doja Cat, Dan + Shay, Lewis Capaldi, Machine Gun Kelly, Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, BTS, Dua Lipa, Jennifer Lopez & Maluma, Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion, Nelly, Shawn Mendes and Bell Biv DeVoe.

In addition to his performance, The Weeknd will be competing in eight categories, tied with Roddy Ricch for the most nominations. 

Nominations leader: In addition to his performance, The Weeknd will be competing in eight categories, tied with Roddy Ricch for the most nominations; seen in December

Nominations leader: In addition to his performance, The Weeknd will be competing in eight categories, tied with Roddy Ricch for the most nominations; seen in December

Megan Thee Stallion was able to earn five while Bieber, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Doja Cat, Bad Bunny and DaBaby each received four nominations.

Swift already holds the record of most AMAs, with 29, so scoring any more would assure she keeps that top spot.

The 2020 AMAs will air live on ABC on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

This post first appeared on dailymail.co.uk

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