Turns out Adele can have it all. The acclaimed British songstress swept the 54th annual Grammy Awards, adding 6 statues to her previous 2 from 2009. She truly was the star of the night, especially with her much-anticipated first live performance since her throat surgery in November. She deserved every second of screen time and every standing ovation.
But the same can’t be said for others. Mainly Chris Brown. Who invited him? Why is he still relevant in pop culture? Why didn’t Lady Gaga knock him out with her sceptre last night? After he lip-synched his way through his performance (this is the Grammys, not So You Think You Can Dance) then he actually won an award! The screeching cat outside my window deserved that award more. Then, surprise! He performed again with David Guetta and Deadmau5 in a tasteless transition from Jennifer Hudson’s beautiful rendition of “I Will Always Love You” for Whitney Houston. I’m sure most people went from tears to jeers. I know I did.
Adele represents everything that’s right in the world- embracing your natural beauty, turning pain into success, overcoming obstacles. Brown is everything that’s wrong- lack of remorse, abuse, arrogance. It’s a sad reminder that we live in a twisted society when you see girls tweeting that they want Brown to beat them. Um….
The only karma was that Rihanna gave one of the more enjoyable performances of the night with Coldplay. Although my favorite, Adele aside, was probably Katy Perry’s dig to Russell Brand with her new song “Part of Me.” Plus, I really like her ice blue hair.
Nicki Minaj’s “Roman’s Revenge” on the other hand was almost a bigger question mark than the excessive Brown. Almost. Every time I think I might kind of like Minaj, she does something too outrageous and I take a step back. What on heaven and hell was that performance?! There is no way to ever make an exorcism, West Side Story, and the Catholic Church ever blend together on stage. Not even Gaga or Madonna could pull that off.
What were your favorite Grammy moments? Bon Iver as Best New Artist? Beach Boys reunion? Alicia Keys and Bonnie Rait’s Etta James tribute?