Sunday, January 26, 2014

GRAMMYs 2014: The Good, the Bad, and the Slipknot

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards did not disappoint this year.  As with any awards show, there were some really amazing moments, and some lackluster moments that provided me with time for bathroom breaks.  The show started with a bang, fizzled, banged, and fizzled again.

There were a few big stars who were M.I.A: Rihanna, Gaga, Miley, & Kanye West.  I think their presences would have made for a more entertaining night. (M.I.A. wasn't there either, but that's not important.)  Overall, the show was more than enjoyable.  So, without further ado, let us begin...



The Good


The Queen B herself, Mrs. Carter, started the show off for us with a BANG, performing her hit "Drunk in Love".  Oh, and her hubby joined her onstage: 

Photo Credit: Kevin Winter/WireImage.com


They were amazing and exemplified why they are the power couple of the music industry world.  And, since we are on the topic of The Carters, Jay-Z took home the Best Rap Song Grammy for his collaboration with Justin Timberlake on "Holy Grail".  In his acceptance speech, Hov made a shout-out to his daughter saying, "I want to tell Blue that, look, Daddy got a gold sippy cup for you".  I have never envied a toddler so much in my life.  

Justin Timberlake was not at the show, but he was not forgotten.  Throughout the night, he made appearances in a series of MasterCard commercials which promoted the credit card company's "Priceless" campaign.  These commercials were actually quite entertaining, because Justin is just so adorable.  Also, he made a #PricelessSurprise to a fan, showing up on her doorstep and spending some quality time with her.  (Believe me when I say that it was much more amusing and genuine than when Justin Bieber used to show up on girls' doorsteps with Proactiv.)  Two things: 

1) I hope they will keep playing these commercials on TV and were not just a special for the show, and...
2) I need to get a MasterCard so that Justin Timberlake will show up on my doorstep.

JT also appeared in a Target commercial that promoted his album The 20/20 Experience.  He surprised more of his fans in this commercial as well, making us fall more and more in love with him.

There were two other performances that I thought were particularly outstanding.  First there was this:


That would be Pink performing "Try" while showing off some amazing acrobatic skills.  And, yes, she was actually singing, making all the lip-synchers of the night look bad.  She also gave those of us sitting at home some motivation to go to the gym.  I probably still won't, though.  

Then, there was the UH-MAZING performance by Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons, a collaboration of "M.A.A.D. City" & "Radioactive".  I was skeptical of how this would turn out, but of course it was phenomenal.  The energy these two acts brought to the stage combined to create one of the best performances of the night.  I cannot say whether it topped The Carters, though.  I'm too afraid of them to say that.

Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images


The Bad

Unfortunately, there were not many bad moments throughout the night's show.  Celebrity blunders usually make for entertainment and laughter, but tonight I was just disappointed. Here were the few:

First off, someone let Robin Thicke onstage to sing "Blurred Lines"...again.  Are we not all tired of this song?  I thought we left it in 2013.  


Stop.

Someone else who needed to stop: 


I'm sorry.  I love Taylor Swift, I really do.  I think she is beautiful woman, with a beautiful voice.  I think that her confidence is admirable and she is a great role model for young girls in that respect.  But, nothing excuses her terrible dancing.  I understand that the Kendrick Lamar/Imagine Dragons performance was great, and I probably would have gotten up to dance too, but not if I knew I danced like this.  



The Slipknot

Sorry I'm doing this to you guys, but I just can't...  Why?  


I'm going to go have nightmares, now.
I'll see you guys at the next awards show!
Byeeeee xx.

PS, let me know what you guys thought of my first post in the comments:)



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