Ladies and Gentlemen, the Grammys are over for this year. Frankly, this makes me very sad, however, I enjoyed the show immensely. As the world knows, Whitney Houston passed away on Saturday afternoon in Beverly Hills. But, as we assume Whitney would have wanted, the show must go on. The worry was that this show was going to be too somber and over shadow the fun and talents that the Grammy Awards usually showcase and award.
Well, in my opinion, they did it right. There was definitely a dedication of sorts to Whitney throughout the show, but that did not take over as it could have. I will share my favorites from the night.
Jennifer Hudson – I Will Always Love You (Tribute to Whitney Houston)
This was my #1. For me, the anticipation caused the most butterflies. I felt like a family member who wanted Jennifer to be perfect in every way. In my opinion, Jennifer was perfectly understated. She had the Whitney look from the hair to the dress (probably for the spotlight moment) and she sang the song. She didn’t try to sing it better or just like Whitney, she just sang it like she meant the lyrics. It was all I could have asked for, and I’m pretty sure Whitney was there cheering her on.
Taylor Swift – Mean
This was truly one of Taylor Swift’s best live performances in a long time. I was very pleased (even though it was very much like another awards show performance of the song) with the whole thing. She sounded fantastic, she played her banjo, she had a few movies and she changed up the lyrics to throw it in the critics faces. I think its awesome that she could win a Grammy for a song that she wrote after being slammed by Grammy critics after a less-than-stellar performance last year. IN YO’ FACE!
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Adele – Rolling in the Deep
What can you say about Adele that hasn’t already been said? Besides the fact that I think she looks very much like Kate Winslet. Right? This was her first performance since her vocal cord surgery and she brought it. She won every Grammy Award she was nominated for and she slayed her performance. She had a few rough patches in the song, but I dug it. She’s back. Hopefully another “rubbish relationship” leads to an amazing album.
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Bruno Mars – Runaway Baby
Always like Peter Hernandez aka Bruno Mars’ performances. He’s got the vocal chops and high energy in everything he does. It really doesnt seem that he takes anything for granted and truly has fun with any performance he is blessed to have. Glad he told everyone to get off their rich *sses to dance.
Katy Perry – Part of Me
I’m sure you may be surprised to see this on the list of favorite performances. I am one of the first people that will point out every singing flaw that someone has, however Katy Perry sold this performance and I bought it. I keep thinking back to my friend Heather saying, “All I keep thinking about is how much sweat she must have from that outfit”. Nevermind that, Katy Perry sounded great and just rocked it at the Grammys. Congrats Katy Hudson, oh, I mean Perry.
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Those were my choices for the night. Who did you enjoy? I cannot wait until next year!