Recap of Grammy’s 2012: Adele & Whitney Steal the Show
Jennifer Hudson performed a moving and appropriate tribute to Whitney at Sunday’s Grammy Awards.
Last night’s Grammy Awards were primarily about four things: Whitney Houston dying, Adele’s incredible album, seniors attempting to retain their lost youth, and Whitney Houston dying. Oh, did I mention that Whitney Houston died?
I thought that the award show did a fantastic tribute to the iconic songstress. Let’s recap some of the highs and lows of last night’s ceremony.
As host, I thought L.L. Cool J did a great job. It’s very convenient that he is on NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS did not have to look far to find a suitable host, or pay to put him up at a hotel room. He really set the tone at the top of the show, remembering Whitney with a prayer while still keeping the energy up. It was simply beautiful.
I liked the Etta James tribute by Bonnie Raitt and Alicia Keys. It was simple and profound, and I think Etta’s up in heaven feeling the love. Side note: did you notice that they left her out in the memorial tribute? This is happening way too often at award shows. Producers, get it together.
One thing I have to ask, when Chris Brown beat Rihanna up, did he also destroy her vocal chords? I know people are going to disagree with me, but that performance with Coldplay was just awful. I admire that it’s very apparent you don’t lip synch Rihanna, but please stick to auto-tune and the recording studio. We will all be grateful.
The best performance of the night goes to Jennifer Hudson. There is no one else who could have done “I Will Always Love You” justice given the situation.
I’m very impressed by you J-Hud and I know Whitney would have been too. It was great the producers pulled it off on such short notice.
I am probably the only one who really enjoyed Nicki Minaj’s performance. I really liked that there was some intelligence behind what she was doing and loved the storyline. If you didn’t see it, it’s definitely worth a YouTube lookup; very reminiscent of “The Exorcist.” If nothing else, it at least was different and got people talking. I was entertained. (Gaga can do it better though, just saying.)
I simply hated the dance music tribute. I can honestly say that David Guetta is the only person they included I’ve ever danced to at a club. When’s the last time someone has busted a move to the Foo Fighters?
Besides Whitney, Adele was the star of the night. Winning six Grammys, she was amazing as always, and definitely deserved the honors. If you haven’t downloaded 21 yet, I highly recommend it. I am the biggest Lady Gaga fan in the world, and I wasn’t even upset she didn’t win. You go Adele; show Katy Perry and Rihanna.
what real talent looks like.
Normally this would be the part where I would go on a rant on how Lady Gaga was robbed, but like I said, I’m okay with Adele winning. Below I’ve posted all of the categories and winners. All in all, I thought it was a great night of music and tributes. Whitney, from me and everyone else, we will ALL always love you. RIP.
Album of the Year: 21-Adele
Record of the Year: Rolling in the Deep-Adele
Song of the Year: Rolling in the Deep-Adele
Best Pop Solo Performance: Adele-Someone Like You
Best Rap Performance: Otis-Jay Z & Kanye West
Best Rock Performance: Walk-Foo Fighters
Best R & B Album: F.A.M.E.-Chris Brown
Best Country Album: Lady Antebellum-Own the Night
Best New Artist: Bon Iver
Justin Lowenhagen is a local news anchor, reporter, and actor. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in Dec. 2011 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism.
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