LIVE BLOG: The 54th Annual Grammy Awards

The moment has finally come. The biggest night celebrating the past year in music has arrived. I will be live blogging the entire night. There will be plenty of performances and probably some surprises on the way. Here we go…

8:00 – Bruce Springsteen opens up the Grammy’s with “We Take Care of Our Own.” This is just making me more excited for when I see Bruce in New Jersey in a few months.

8:07 – Host LL Cool J gets things rolling with a prayer and a video of Whitney Houston. She really did have such an amazing and powerful voice.

8:11 – Bruno Mars hits the stage. Nominated for six Grammy awards tonight including Record, Album, and Song of the Year. Can’t say that I’m a fan of Bruno Mars, but his performance has enough energy to entertain the audience at the beginning of this telecast.

8:22 – Do Alicia Keys and Bruno Mars have the same hair stylist?

8:24 – Best Pop Solo Performance goes to “Someone Like You” by Adele. Can you feel an Adele sweep tonight, because I surely do. I cannot wait for her performance.

8:28 – Chris Brown’s performance consists of a house-music beat, auto-tuned vocals and dancing on different sized boxes. I was kind of rooting for someone to slip and fall off their podium.

8:35 – Best Rap Performance goes to “Otis” by Kanye West and Jay-Z. Can’t say that I’m surprised.

8:37 – Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson sings their duet hit. Why doesn’t Kelly Clarkson just make the transition to Country music already?

8:41 – Aldean had some mic problems, but it’s not like you could hear him over Clarkson’s voice anyway.

8:43 – For those who don’t know, Skrillex has already won 3 Grammy Awards, including Best Dance Recording, Best Dance Album, and Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical. Way to go Sonny!

8:51 – The Foo Fighters give an energetic performance, but I still consider them highly overrated. I would prefer seeing Andrew WK over Foo Fighters any day.

8:54 – How come Skrillex isn’t performing at the Grammy’s? Has a DJ every performed before?

8:55 – Pit Bull is stupid.

9:02 – Rihanna puts on a dance number during her “We Found Love” hit and then she and Chris Martin of Coldplay sing a duet. The performance ends with Coldplay’s hit “Paradise.” There are a lot of haters, but I don’t mind Rihanna. She is, after all, a singles machine.

9:13 – Best Rock Performance goes to “Walk” by The Foo Fighters. It would’ve been nice to see Mumford & Sons or The Decemberists win, but it is what it is.

9:25 – Maroon 5 and Foster the People perform songs by The Beach Boys, and then the group comes out and performs “Good Vibrations.” Such classics. I will always love The Beach Boys.

9:32 – Another legendary act performs, Paul McCartney.

9:36 – Best R&B Album goes to Chris Brown for “F.A.M.E.”

9:40 – Best line of the night, “I want to thank all of the bands who opened up for us,” John Paul White.

9:44 – Maybe one day, Taylor Swift will write a song that has nothing to do with high school. She’s 22 for goodness sake, get over it already.

9:50 – Song of the Year goes to Adele & Paul Epworth”Rolling in the Deep.” Very deserving.

9:53 – Katy Perry with an explosive performance. Began singing “E.T” then after a planned technical difficulty, goes into “Part of Me.” Perry is an outstanding performer and she definitely showcased her talent on the telecast tonight.

9:58 – Best Country Album goes to “We Own the Night” by Lady Antebellum. If there was anyone that had the upset vote, it was Lady A over Taylor Swift.

10:05 – What an incredible performance by the artist of the year, Adele. Having her voice back is a great thing for the music industry. She is without a doubt an extremely rare talent.

10:17 – The Band Perry and Blake Shelton pay tribute to Glen Campbell, then the legend himself takes the stage and sings “Rhinestone Cowboy.” I don’t know what was better, this or The Beach Boys performance. Both were amazing!

10:31 – Carrie Underwood and Tony Bennett sing “It Had To Be You.”

10:33 – Best New Artist goes to Bon Iver! Really happy about this result.

10:46 – The In Memoriam section concludes with an emotional Jennifer Hudson singing “I Will Always Love You.”

10:55 – David Guetta and Deadmau5 performing on the Grammy’s. Skrillex should’ve been up there with them!

11:07 – I have no idea what I’m watching right now. Nicki Minaj is weird.

11:10 – Record of the Year goes to Adele for “Rolling in the Deep.” One more for the sweep!

11:20 – Album of the Year goes to Adele’s “21.” Well deserved.

11:22 – That concludes the Grammy’s telecast. It was a long program, but overall it was a solid three and a half hours of performances and awards. The best includes Adele’s voice and winning all of her awards. The worst was Nicki Minaj.


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