I have stopped watching a lot of the awards shows! In the past there wasn't an award show, especially the ones that focused on music that I wasn't sitting in front of.
Over the last few years, I was disillussioned with the shows. The acts were boring, the show was focused on the odd announcement pairings and mostly, the acts didn't sound like they do on the radio.
This year was different. I found music again after leaving it for 6 years, focusing mostly on my kids and listened to their music which was The Wiggles, Sesame Street, Disney Movies and the like.
I was very interested in watching the Taylor Swift, Stevie Nicks pairing. Hearing that they were going to sing Rhiannon was a thrill. I love both of them and couldn't wait to see Stevie sing on stage. Ok, so...as much as I wanted to love it. It wasn't that great. Stevie's mic was too low and Taylor was a bit screetchy. Though, I never thought she sounded good live.
I was excited for Taylor to be able to share the stage with such an Icon but it fell a little flat for me. But, I can only imagine how it felt for Taylor. You go girl! Love you. Two amazing storytellers who write their own songs. Talented Women Rock! Taylor received four Grammy's including the recording breaking one for Album Of The Year for Fearless (she is the youngest artist ever to pick up this honor.
Another talented women!
Beyoncé, picked up a recording breaking six wins (for a women)with Song Of The Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song, and Best Contemporary R&B Album. Although this is not music I listen to, I think she is a talented lady. I just don't understand the crotch grabbing when she stated the line, "I'd be a better man." Do men actually go around grabbing crotch? I have never seen my husband do this and seeing this hot, beautiful, talented, women do it was just weird for me.
Don't shoot me, but I will never understand The Black Eyed Peas! Yuck! Ummm..."I'mma B, I'mma B", not posting their video, because I simply cannot listen to that again.
Woot!!! Thank God, my favorite's Kings of Leon received three Grammys for Use Somebody!!! Hello...is that not the best damn song of 2009? For me it was. I will never get bored of it. All those time changes...they rock.
Seeing Michael Jackson's kids on stage is always just sad to me. They are so adorable and I pray that are doing well and that someone really has their best interests at heart.
I totally didn't get the Jaime Fox thing. It was jus noise to me, but I am old! 43!
Pink! Who doesn't love her. She is just a strong, beautiful, talented female who can really sing. I love her voice and think she is amazing. Who else could sing hanging upside down, wearing white tape and being wet after being dipped in a pool of water? No net, soaking wet, hanging above the crowd. I personally was scared that she would slip out. I kept thinking about all those celebrities with the hair, make-up and growns getting soaked with water from a spinning Pink! Nice.
Now, onto Lady GaGa. Ok, I will say it! I am totally ga-ga over GaGa. She is awesome. Seriously, I really wanted to hate her, I don't listen to her style of music, and none of my radio stations play her kind of music so I never really hear of her. Lately, I have checked out some of her videos. She is just different! I appreciate people who push the envelope. When I was younger I used to say I love "freaks". I was a Marilyn Manson fan, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, etc. Lady GaGa is talented. She is an entertainer. I have seen her on talk shows and she is a very smart women. Her stage persona is a total act and last night she was amazing. Her debut with Elton rocked!
I didn't get the whole beginning with those freaky weird GaGa's on the stage and the laughing guy so I uploaded a video that ommited that part but unfortunately he comes back in the middle of the video. Sorry!
All day I had Poker Face by Lady GaGa and Lady Antebellum's Need You Now! Damn I love that song!
Ok, so what did you love about the Grammys?