Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Gotta Grammys

The Grammys are always a strange hodge-podge. You can usually count on a strange mix of performers, a strange mix of winners and at least one strange or not-so strange breakout moment. This year was no exception. It was too long. (And, for whatever reason, had too much Sting – seriously I like the dude but he’s not exactly “now.”) And there were definite breakout moments (no, they weren’t Lady Gaga stuffing a dead angel into her piano or Miley Cyrus dressing like a glamorous old Hollywood diva). One was the always impeccably dressed Janelle Monae who gave a stirring, Time’s Up-themed introduction to Kesha.

Another was Kesha and her combined Time’s Up ensemble who gave a powerful rendition of “Praying.”

And then – of course – there was Hillary reading form “Fire & Fury.”

So, thoughts? Your favorite moments? Yes, I realize I am a day late. But, in my defense, the broadcast was like 900 hours long, so it took a bit to process.


Carmen SanDiego said...

The Grammys are my favorite award shows exactly because of the performances and weirdness but this year was weak
I hated that Lorde was nominated for album of the year and was the only one that didn't get to perform so Sting and Shaggy could sing together twice (I'm counting the stupid subway karaoke sketch)
By the way 90% of Grammys nominees are dudes. In the category that we had all women then Ed Sheehan we got a male victory and he didn't even bother to show up, that was infuriating.
I loved Kesha's performance and was saddened that she didn't win.

Anonymous said...

Don't give a hoot about the Grammys. Why are Americans obsessed with celebrity ? It's not like that in Europe.