My Favorite Grammy Moments
I was actually pretty excited about the Grammy Awards this year. Several of my favorites were up for awards last night…and I was looking forward to some of the live performances, too. Some of the most highly-anticipated for me were the Foo Fighters, Carrie Underwood/Tony Bennett, Paul McCartney and Adele (hadn’t heard her sing since her surgery.) But there were other performances that pleasantly surprised me.
Of course, the night started off with a remembrance. I thought the show’s producers did an amazing job putting together a last-minute Whitney Houston tribute. Jennifer Hudson’s beautiful rendition of “I Will Always Love You” brought tears to my eyes. Then there was the emotion-filled Alicia Keys/Bonnie Raitt duet of an Etta James hit. I’m not a huge Rhianna fan, but her duet with Coldplay was much better than I expected.
Performers I expected to be good WERE…the Foo Fighters rocked the house (of course!) with their latest hit “Walk” (and in a pavilion outside the theater, which I thought was VERY cool! And how appropriate that Jack Black introduced the band.) Adele sounded even better than I remember…and Paul McCartney was great (my little girl fell asleep in my lap during his solo performance…how appropriate!) And I loved the end-of-the-night Beatles medley, featuring “The Boss,” Joe Walsh, Dave Grohl (who, I believe, appeared onstage more times than any other performer) and Sir McCartney himself — plus others! AWESOME! And the Carrie/Tony and Jason Aldean/Kelly Clarkson duets were top-notch, too. (Did you catch that Aldean mic-cutting-out thing at the end of that performance? He handled that quite professionally, I thought. Haha!) Glen Campbell put on a great show (as did the two bands that played their tributes to his tunes ). I grew up listening to his music, and agree that he deserved that Lifetime Achievement Award.
As for the awards themselves…I expected Adele would rack up, and she did. But I was happy to see the Foo Fighters bring home a few, as well. Get a more detailed list of winners here:
What was YOUR favorite part of the show? Please don’t hesitate to share! : )