It was music's "biggest night" last night as the 2010 Grammy's took place. In my opinion, it was the best show they've had in some time. Back in the 80's and early 90's the Grammy's were FABULOUS! It was full of big artists: Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Mariah Carey,Bon Jovi, etc. We, the public couldn't wait to see every show. However, over the years, the shows increasingly became less interesting. Some were just flat out boring. But, it appears that Grammy's are back. Last night's show gave some great performances, and every artist seems to be trying to elevate their game, and possibly outdo the other. Lady Gaga and Elton John opened the show with a fierce medley of Gaga's Poker Face and Speechless, mixed in with a little classic Elton "Your Song" for good measure. Beyonce soon followed with a rock version of "If I Were a Boy" complete with what looked like about 200 armored men. In a twist, she mixed in a little "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morrisette. I must say I didn't think it was B's best performance. The armored men seemed as though they were just there for theatrics, but didn't fit the song. Perhaps we've seen this from her before. LOVED her boots, though. The real showstopping performance of the night was Pink performing "Glitter in the Air". Accompanied by aerial dancers, Pink sang beautifully as she was lifting and twirled in the air "Cirque de Soleil" style on silk bands. At one point, she was dipped in water (which the audience couldn't see), and reemerged dripping as she was relifted into the air. Stunningly, she did not miss a note. Unbelievable. I have always been a Pink fan, but she was nothing short of AMAZING!
Also raising the bar was Mary J. Blige and Andrea Bocelli. I LOVE these two together. They gave a fantastic performance together at Christmastime on Oprah's show, and last night they again brought the house down with "Bridge Over Troubled Water". In my humble opinion, vocally Mary J. Blige is at the best she has ever been in her career. Where many of her former performances were a bit uncontrolled, lately Mary's vocals have been both controlled and soaring. And did I mention that I love Andrea Bocelli. I hope these two keep singing together. And of course, there was no way to have a Grammy's this year without a tribute to the King of Pop Michael Jackson. Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Smokey Robinson, and Celine Dion performed along with Michael Jackson's "Earth Song". It was a unique and nicely done tribute. At times, it felt a bit awkward as part was sung by Michael himself, but it was a lovely and fitting tribute. As a side note, I didn't know anything about the Zac Brown Band, but they started their set with "America the Beautiful" and it sounded phenomenal. Those boys can SANG. Shout out to the Zac Brown Band.
Did you see the Grammy's? What did you think of the show? Who did you like/dislike?