Katy Perry's 5 Most Awesome Performances

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Pop diva Katy Perry will kick of the Billboard and Pepsi "Summer Beats" series tonight (June 26) with a live performance in Hollywood, celebrating the premiere of her new film "Katy Perry: Part of Me." Look back at some of Katy's most memorable performances and get ready for the live show, beginning at 6PM PST.

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"Wide Awake" - 2012 Billboard Music Awards (2012)

Katy Perry graced the stage at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards and premiered her latest single "Wide Awake" with an acrobatic, angelic performance that served as one of the show's highlights. Floating high above the audience, Perry managed to perform all stunts effortlessly behind a set reminiscent of some of our deepest dreams.

"I Kissed a Girl" - V Fest (2009)

Katy Perry rocked England's V Festival back in 2009 with her breakout single, "I Kissed a Girl." Kicking off the electrifying performance by encouraging the crowd to "kiss her cherry chap stick," Perry ended the song by diving into the audience and planting a smooch on one very lucky female fan. We're still seething with jealousy.

"Firework" - VH1 Divas Salute the Troops (2010)

Katy Perry morphed into a pin-up dream for her patriotic performance of "Firework" at the 2010 VH1 Divas Salute the Troops. Performing behind a colorful display of dancers and multi-colored pyrotechnics, the pop diva's voice embraced the night and illuminated the audience of soldiers with her million-dollar smile.

"E.T./ Part of Me" - Grammy Awards (2012)

The blue-haired Katy delivered a bout of fire earlier this year at the 54th Annual Grammy awards. During what seemed like a thinly-veiled shot at recent ex-husband Russell Brand, Perry set the scene with "E.T.", and then bellowed through a fiery performance of "Part of Me."

"Teenage Dream" - Saturday Night Live (2010)

Topping off her appearance on Saturday Night Live in 2010, Katy Perry made her 'Teenage Dream' come true in the performance of her third album's namesake single. Complete with football players, cheerleaders, and a sequined school girl uniform, Ms. Perry successfully became someone's teenage dream that night.