~ Starting off the night, we had Beyonce' ft. Jay-Z – Drunk In Love. I'm not a huge fan of Beyonce'. Actually, I don't like her. Especially her new song, XO. Her new album in general was pretty bad. Jay-Z is okay. But this is one of my least favorite performances of the night. I give it a 3 out of 10. Here's the link to watch their performance.
~ Next we have the worst performance of the night. It was Lorde – Royals. The beginning was okay. But then right before she gets into the first chorus, she starts making these weird movements. And then that's when everything goes bad. She continues making these weird movements while her singing is also not very good. Her voice in the performance was completely different from the album version. She was also really scary looking. It looked like there was something wrong with her fingers. With her scary looks and her scary voice, this performance is a 1 out of 10 in my opinion. Here's the link to watch her performance.
~ Next we have my old celebrity crush, Hunter Hayes. He performed his new single, Invisible. This performance was amazing! First of all, he looked really nice compared to scary-looking Lorde. He was really handsome. He still has the good looks. That new hair style doesn't change anything. I love how he started off on the piano. Then he got up and didn't make any strange movements. I also love the quotes in the background from John Lennon, Lady Gaga, etc. His singing was phenomenal as well. With those good looks and that great singing, this performance gets a 10 out of 10! Here's the link to watch his performance.
~ Next we have the best performance of the night! And it was from Katy Perry and Juicy J performing Dark Horse. This performance has a really scary beginning to it. Which I can understand. Katy's singing was phenomenal. It's rare for me to say that. But it really was. Later in the performance, these extremely flexible people come on stage and begin showing off. Then later, the dark horse comes in. The dark horse then breaks apart and you see Juicy J coming in. Juicy J also has great singing (or rapping). And then the best part comes in. The fire starts around Katy. It was really cool. I give that performance an 11 out of 10! Here's the link to watch their performance.
~ Next we have Taylor Swift performing All Too Well. Not much to talk about here. Her piano work is great. Her singing is great. I give it a 7.5 out of 10. Here's the link to watch her performance.
~ Next we have P!nk performing Try. I liked the performance. I liked the stunts she was doing. Her singing wasn't bad either. And the way she was lifting that guy towards the end. I give it an 8 out of 10. Here's the link.
~ This next performance adds on to the last performance. P!nk and Nate Ruess perform Just Give Me A Reason. This wasn't very good. First of all, Nate had a ridiculous looking mustache. Their singing together wasn't that good. I give it a 3 out of 10. This performance is the second half of the previous video. So go to the previous link to see this performance.
~ Next we have Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr performing Queenie Eye. Paul did a nice job on the piano and the vocals. This was overall a good performance. I give it a 7 out of 10. Here's the link to watch 30 seconds of his performance since there are no other videos.
~ Here is the last one I'm gonna review. It is Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ft. Mary Lambert & Madonna performing Same Love. It's hard for me to describe what happened during the second half of the performance. You'll need to see the video. But I give this performance an 8.5 out of 10. Here's The Link.
That's it for the performance reviews. Now for the awards.
1. Record Of The Year: Daft Punk ft. Pharrell & Nile Rodgers -- Get Lucky
2. Album Of The Year: Daft Punk -- Random Access Memories
3. Song Of The Year: Lorde -- Royals
4. Best New Artist: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
5. Best Pop Solo Performance: Lorde -- Royals
6. Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Daft Punk ft. Pharrell and Nile Rodgers -- Get Lucky
7. Best Pop Vocal Album: Bruno Mars -- Unorthodox Jukebox
8. Best Dance Recording: Zedd ft. Foxes -- Clarity
9. Best Dance/Electronica Album: Daft Punk -- Random Access Memories
10. Best Rock Performance: Imagine Dragons -- Radioactive
11. Best Alternative Music Album: Vampire Weekend -- Modern Vampires Of The City
12. Best Urban Contemporary Album: Rihanna -- Unapologetic
13. Best Rap Performance: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz -- Thrift Shop
14. Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Jay-Z ft. Justin Timberlake -- Holy Grail
15. Best Rap Album: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis -- The Heist
16. Best Music Video: Justin Timberlake ft. Jay-Z -- Suit & Tie
I'm gonna stop there. I hope you guys enjoyed the Grammy Awards. Hope you enjoyed reading my review. Once again, please continue to vote for Eminem ft. Rihanna – The Monster so it can hit #1 this weekend on the Weekend Countdown.
Top 5 Fave Performances
1. Katy Perry ft. Juicy J – Dark Horse
2. Hunter Hayes – Invisible
3. Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons – M.A.A.D City / Radioactive
4. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr – Queenie Eye
5. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ft. Mary Lambert and Madonna – Same Love
Bottom 5 Performances
5. Metallica and Lang Lang – One
4. P!nk ft. Nate Ruess – Just Give Me A Reason
3. Beyonce' ft. Jay-Z – Drunk In Love
2. Ringo Starr – Photograph
1. Lorde – Royals