Just thought I’d write a bit about and post videos of some of the memorable performances from last night’s Grammy Awards show. The show was a whopping 3.5 hrs long, but it really was really entertaining…some GREAT performances, I must say:
LADY GAGA (with Elton John):
Lady GaGa got to open the entire awards show…and I have to say…I LOVED her performance! Say what you will about how CRAZY she is, but…that lady has got some TALENT!
BTW, the outfit she wore for the performance was actually kinda “subtle” and “toned down” for HER.
This performance was so AWESOME…Lady GaGa is so musical in the way she changes up her songs…she sounds great, and sings with so much soul!
And the duet with Elton John just made it even better! Mixing his “Your Song” with her “Speechless”…what a way to start the show! LOVE LOVE LOVED!
Wow, Pink’s performance was almost like something out of a Cirque du Soleil show! Seriously.
She started out all covered up…but as the performance went on, she bared down to this:
Pink sang “Glitter in the Air,” from her current album Funhouse.
Her vocals were quite awesome…then when she got lifted up and started doing all the “acrobatics”…that was some crazy stuff. Not only that…then she got SOAKING WET and did spins up in the air…and STILL SINGING.
You really have to watch her performance to really understand and experience it. Quite impressive and totally memorable. Great job Pink!
Beyonce won many awards last night…all of them deserving. She’s had a great year…and “Single Ladies” was just EVERYWHERE this last year.
As usual, Beyonce puts everything into her performances, and this was no exception.
I was very disappointed that she sang If I Were A Boy tho. I mean, she wasn’t even nominated for this song! She should’ve sang Single Ladies or Halo. “Boy” definitely shows off her vocals more than the other songs, but…it just wasn’t “wow” enough for me.
THEN she went into Alanis Morissette’s “You Outta Know”…WHY THE FACE?! Where did THAT come from? At first I thought Alanis was gonna come out and they were going to duet…but NO. NO ALANIS. Just Beyonce. Odd and random, imo. (Altho I think she does this exact number in her live show…but still random.)
TAYLOR SWIFT (with Stevie Nicks):
Taylor Swift was a BIG winner last night. She won the big one: Album of the Year. Considering how much her album has sold…I’m not surprised…last night she won her first Grammy awards…and I was happy for her.
Her performance on the other hand? Where do I begin…
Taylor did a medley of a couple of her songs…and she had a surprise guest in Stevie Nicks…where they also sang one of Stevie’s songs:
OK. I have to say that when you’re NOMINATED AND ACTUALLY WIN Grammy awards…you need to PROVE YOURSELF as to WHY you deserve those awards! Taylor DID NOT prove herself AT ALL! Her performance was NOT GOOD! Man…I just can’t get over how amateurish she was…after all this time, all the live performing, she has NOT gotten better at singing. At all.
I don’t know if it’s because she gets so into the energy of performing live that she doesn’t FOCUS on SOUNDING good…but she needs to try to work on that! Pronto!
Bad enough she can’t sing her OWN songs very well…when she sang Stevie’s song with her…OMG. Make it stop! It was worse.
Taylor is always a tough one for me because she’s such a cute girl…cute cute cute personality. BUT cannot stand how she CAN’T SING LIVE. It really annoys me.
EARTH SONG – MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE:
They were hyping up this tribute to Michael Jackson at the Grammys for a while now…especially the fact that it was in 3D! It was actually a reallly nice tribute…and being able to see it in 3D was pretty awesome (thanks RT for picking up the 3D glasses for us! )
Whoever picked those 5 artists to participate in the tribute did a GREAT job! They were perfect people to do it…all of their vocals were just AMAZING!
L to R: Jennifer Hudson, Celine Dion, Smokey Robinson, Usher, Carrie Underwood
The only thing I wished was that they each (especially Carrie & Celine ) would’ve been able to sing a bit MORE. Because there were 5 of them, each of their solo parts were pretty short and limited. Overall tho, it was a very sweet and touching tribute to MJ. Also a very meaningful message as well.