She Is Focused

February 1, 2010

Top Performances from the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards

Filed under: Chat 'bout — Felicia @ 1:54 pm

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony took place last night. Like Jay-Z once did, I also told myself that I would ban the viewing of the Grammys or any other awards celebration for that matter. They’re too long and some performers you just don’t care to see. Like everyone else though I got caught up in the hype as tweeted comments on every performance. I’m not gonna post a slew of video recaps nor spend too much time dwelling on the evening’s winners. To even be considered for a Grammy is a great accomplishment in my book. So congratulations to all the nominees and the winners.

I did however want to spend time talking briefly about Lady Gaga & Elton John, Beyonce, the Michael Jackson tribute and Mary J. Blige and Andrea Bocelli’s performances as these were the highlighted performances for me.

Lady Gaga & Elton John

Only Lady Gaga can get the legendary Elton John thrashed with dirt in his face and bedazzled shades. I thought their performance was a great way to start the evening of many more to come. Gaga donned a sparkly green high-waist leotard that left very little to the imagination. Her red carpet catwalk was a performance in its own. I definitely respect her creativity and originality. 2009 was her year for sure.

Beyonce

This woman continues to prove her pop icon status. Beyonce is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to her music. I don’t buy into the Sasha Fierce mess, but when she steps on stage something definitely comes over the usually shy girl from Houston. I’m a huge fan of Alanis Morissette and when Bey remixed “If I Were A Boy” with “You Oughta Know” that was it for me. When a contemporary artist pays homage to 90’s Pop/Rock/Hip-Hop/R&B artists you can never go wrong. Even Alanis had to take her hat off to that performance. Did anyone else breathe a sigh of *relief* when Beyonce acknowledged and thanked her husband, Jay-Z?

Michael Jackson Tribute

Usher, Celine Dion, Smokey Robinson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson did Michael proud. They each did an exceptional job collaborating with the late great on his hit “Earth Song” which was very benefitting for the affair. The tribute recognized Michael not only as a great artist, but as a great humanitarian and philanthropist. I also appreciated them having more than just R&B artist sing the honors. I dig Carrie Underwood and Carrie Taylor made it rain last night at the Grammys, so I hope you’re in the studio.

Mary J. Blige & Andrea Bocelli

Mary J. Blige and Andrea Bocelli did an amazing rendition of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” which was performed in recognition of the recent events in Haiti. Mary has done an array of collaborations with various artists and the lady of Soul held it down beautifully with Opera legend Bocelli. Definitely a moving performance from the two. I’m not a fan of forced collaborations but who ever thought of mixing the two artist together really hit the right note.

Other notable performances included Pink, Taylor Swift, Lil Wayne featuring Eminem and Drake, Jamie Foxx and T-Pain. Fabulous night of events indeed.

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1 Comment »

  1. I didnt really Beyonce performance. I agree with you about the Micheal Jackson tribute thats was done really well.Mary J just gets better with age. Good read

    Comment by Biggest Fan — February 2, 2010 @ 9:59 am | Reply


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