I have to admit that I didn’t have time to watch the proceedings live, (because my bon vivette self was at an important theatre opening night,) hence no live-tweets.
It also means that I had to watch it all when I got home, and this stupid awards show was so long that I had almost no time to work on this review. So I’m giving you just some of my thoughts as the Grammys went on. And on. And on. (It also means that I missed the arrivals, so I can’t comment on at those fashions, which I assume were mainly inane, as well.)
So, let’s go in order of the nonsense:
The opening, with Camila Cabello and Ricky Martin and fabulous salsa dancers was great!
I hate to say this, but someone has to—Alicia Keys looked like a cancer patient…on purpose! Why isn’t everyone getting on her case for that choice, like the blackface controversy?!
I used to love Alicia Keys because of her talent, but she’s just way too phony now. I can’t take it.
Lady Gaga looks like she’s a poverty-stricken hood rat.
Jennifer Lopez should have been above the stupid bit that’s supposed to show girl power or the like. And why was she hiding her eyes?
As always, get full-of-beans Jada Pinkett out of here! Why is she even there??? She’s not a music person.
Michelle Obama should be ashamed of herself to participate in this nonsensical segment. But I was happy to see that she was wearing my favorite ring that I’ve been wearing for the past year.
This show is so pretentious, self-indulgent, and full of s**t! But they did this “woman” bit as a reaction to what Grammys President Neil Portnow said last year. When asked why more females didn’t win, he suggested that they needed to “step up.”
Lady Gaga is also full of beans, with her desperate trying to pant during her acceptance speech!
Alicia kept saying everyone is her “sister.” If she’s so desperate for a sister—she can have mine!
Janelle Monae cannot dance to save her life.
Finally something nice on this sham of a show! Alicia told us that, many years ago, John Mayer had given her the Grammy that he had won over her, because he thought that she deserved it more than he did! For the first time, I finally understood why he attracts so many girls.
Post Malone may look ridiculous, but he sings great!
Katy Perry was trying sooo hard in the Dolly Parton segment, yet she sounded awful.
Dolly put them all to shame.
Why does Miley Cyrus always want to feature her bare chest and stomach? It’s not attractive.
Dolly’s so sweet. It’s nice that she sang with everyone in her own tribute!
The BTS guys were adorable, singing along with Jolene.
I hate her uber-pretentious moniker, but H.E.R.’s easy-going performance was one of the best.
Besides that Mr. X said that Kacey Musgraves is very average, an assessment with which I agree, she looked like an idiot in her acceptance outfit. It looks like someone stabbed Big Bird to death.
Dan and Shay always seem so nice. And grateful for their success.
Even though Diana Ross’ performance was kind-of scream-y, she showed them all how to be a star, from the second she arrived on stage. It was a throwback experience, but it’s the only time I couldn’t look away to write even a one-word note.
And her nine-year-old grandson who introduced her was so well-spoken!
Lady Gaga is so full-of-herself. Watching her trying-way-too-hard performance, (the photo of which is a few above here,) Mr. X said, “She creeps me out.”
The best part of the whole night was the brief acapella duet between Smokey Robinson and Alicia Keys.
But, shamefully, Diana Ross’ idiot daughter (the one she had with Berry Gordy) was on the phone during it! In the front row!!!
Now I’ve seen everything—Janelle Monae’s hair-do is…safety pins!!!
I know that before the show, people were up in arms about JLo doing the Motown tribute, but she was the perfect one to do it, once I saw what it was. But it was strange that it was really more about her!
I thought that BTS couldn’t speak English! But the one guy did great!
But all but the main dude look like women! On purpose. What is up with that?!
H.E.R should not have received Album of the Year for something that’s not even an album!!! Even she said it’s just an EP!
And she said, “I have no words,” but she’s the only one who had to be played-off for going too long! With her way too many words. Ironic, eh?
I have never, ever heard of Brandi Carlile, but she was up for something like five Grammys last night! How is that even possible?
I’m not a fan of Chloe x Halle.
What a hilarious pairing—Alessia Cara and Bob Newhart presenting Best New Artist because they had both won it—she last year, and he in…1961! You go, boy!
Why were there eight nominees for Best New Artist??? There have always been five.
I’m glad that Dua Lipa won. She could have also won for Best Part of the Year!
Now Dua Lipa’s dress is being held together by safety pins! I guess those little buggers are the “it” accessory of the year!
Jimmy Jam looks like a little kid, wearing his father’s suit.
That was a weird tribute to outgoing Grammys President, Neil Portnow, because they pushed him out.
And he had to sell-out by saying, “…including some of the most thrilling new and legendary female voices of our time.” I hate that he had to give this crow-eating speech!
I was thrilled to see Fantasia on the slight Aretha tribute. Not only did she sing great, but it was the best she ever looked! (That’s her at the top of this page. Photo by Karen Salkin.)
How did Kacey Musgraves win Album of the Year, which is considered the biggest award?!
This was a very unsatisfying Grammys. I’m glad I didn’t give up my big event to watch it live. I would have been so disappointed. There was not much real star power, like in days of yesteryear.