The Grammy Awards were filled with some amazing musical performances, like Bruno Mars tribute to Prince, and Adele’s ode to George Michael. And then there were some not so great performances. Here’s what we thought of Sunday night’s awards!
The best parts of the Grammy’s began with Adele, as she kicked off last nights show with Hello . Adele is always so classy and her voice so powerful. Her performance was the perfect way to open Sunday night’s awards ceremony. She also played tribute to George Michael, who recently past away.
During her tribute to George she performed Fastlove, but it was a rough start. She stopped the entire production about 15 seconds in, she swore about the mistake and then apologized to the audience. ‘I’m sorry, I can’t mess this up for him.’ It appeared the nerves had got the best of Adele. She then restarted her performance, and it would go on to be one of the best moments of the show.
Ed Sheeran’s performance of his new single Shape of You, was phenomenal. He performed and arranged his entire set. He continually shows his versatility time and again, putting on a brilliant performance at the 2017 Grammy’s.
Kelsea Ballerini and Lukas Graham performed a mashup of Peter Pan and 7 Years that left us wanting more from the pair.
A Tribe Called Quest members Q-Tip, Ali Muhamed and Jarobi White, started their performace by dedicating it to the late Phife Dawg, who passed away last yea. After the dedication, they went right into Award Tour and Can I Kick It. They were then joined by Busta Rhymes and Anderson .Pack for a moving performance about unity and coming together as one, while performing We are the People.
The worst part of the Grammy Awards, began with Beyonce’s performance of Love Drought and Sandcastles. The performance was a little weird. Perhaps, some would say that she was exposing too much and at times it felt like a bad acid trip that you didn’t want to be in. It improved towards the end, but by then we were already exhausted by her performance.
Metallica and Lady GaGa’s performance of Moth Into Flame, left us asking ourselves…why can’t we hear James Hetfield and why is Lady GaGa even there? It looked like Hetfield’s mic was turned off at the beginning of their performance during the live taping of the awards. Another rough start at the Grammy’s. Eventually Hetfield’s mic was fixed. He and the guys from Metallica would completely kill their performance. As for Lady Gaga, she seemed like she was trying too hard to fit in, almost to the point of being uncomfortable. Gaga seemed like she was making the performance about her and trying to steal some of Metallica’s thunder. It appeared that way at the end of the performance as well, when she just sat on the floor and stayed there as the guys from Metallica exited stage.
Katy Perry’s performance of her new single Chained To The Rhythm fell a little flat for us. Her neurotic performance made her look slightly crazy. Although some people might disagree, her performance did not impress us.
We thought the artist that stole that show with his musical performance was Bruno Mars. His first song, That’s What I like, had the audience on their feet singing and dancing. Later he joined music legends The Time, a band that shared the stage with Prince so many times in his early career, for the number Let’s Go Crazy. Bruno entered the stage in a purple jacket with a white ruffled shirt, one of Prince’s signature styles. With a white guitar in his hands, Bruno would go on to slay the tribute to him. He made his guitar cry during his performance and it was completely amazing!
Do you guys agree with us? All of these performances are still buzzing. So tell us what you think? Did we get it right? What were your favorites and your NOT so favorites? Use the hashtag #RockstarCulture and tell us what you think.
Watch the entire Grammy Awards here.