This had become the Grammys new claim to fame. Take two unlikely artists and have them perform together. Some have been almost historic, but most, not so much. Robin Thicke and Chicago
looked like they had never seen each other before, let alone rehearsed. And maybe we could hear ALL of Blurred Lines just once at an awards show? My pick for best of the night was Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar. They looked like they had been working together for years and once again, Imagine Dragons burned up the stage with their energy. Maybe all bands should start in Las Vegas so they can learn how to put on a show!
MY WTH MOMENT:
Katy Perry in a costume that looked like a reject from Conan The Barbarian. I am all about entertaining, but not when it totally takes away from the music itself. I got so stuck trying to figure out what all those people on stage were doing, I can’t even remember the song. Pink has managed to work entire trapeze moves into her live performances and I go “Wow”, not what the hell? Take some notes Katy.
L.L. COOL J:
I want to like him as a host. I really do. But every year he has to remind us that, yes, he use to do music too! Naming all his hits in the first five minutes of the show bordered on embarrassing. Telling us we all HAD to listen to the lyrics of Hunter Hayes song (especially you kids!) was condescending. And why did he keep referring to Taylor Swift as “my good friend”? Do these two really hang
out together? REALLY? I am not sure I want to know what they have in common.
NO TAYLOR HATING ZONE:
While we are on the blonde Swifter, I know it has become a national past time to do some Taylor Hating. Goodness knows she gives us plenty of material. Her surprised face. Her constant singing along from the audience with EVERY artist onstage. The hair flipping. Yet, when I listen to one of her songs, Iforgive and forget. “All Too Well” has lyrics that read like a novel. Her writing about love and heartache rivals what Jackson Browne use to do before he got all political on us.
MACKLEMORE AND RYAN LEWIS:
Well deserved best new artist. The “Same Love” wedding number could have blown up the corny meter, but somehow, they came off so real, it worked. It should have been the finale.
REALLY IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE FINALE:
This was one long show! Next year, they should add an intermission and they can make it a whole day
affair. Then they can be longer than the Acad