Before watching the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, I was excited to sit down and write this review. However, after watching the final award being given to Robert Plant and Allison Krauss for Album of the Year, I felt overwhelmed. I sat there thinking: "That was such a great show! Which part or performance I am going to review? How can I summarize the night up in one thought?" After this minor brain fart, I realized: why don't I just talk about some of my favorite themes and moments of the night? So sit back, read, relax, and then share your thoughts.
1.) Glitz, glam, and goodness, what is that person wearing?!
Without the rockin' fashions, hip trends, stunning styles, and even sometimes overly daring outfits that make an appearance on the red carpet, the Grammys just wouldn't be . . . well, the Grammys. So who do you think made the best- or worst-dressed lists? Was it me, or did you think Miley dressed too old for her age? And why was Paris Hilton there? And what was she wearing?
2.) Where'd he, she, or they come from?
The Grammy's offered a great assortment of music most people have never heard of or would never have thought of listening to before — all on one stage. Within a three-hour show, country artists/groups, R&B singers, rappers, pop sensations, and amazing legendary performers took to the stage. Had you heard of Adele before last night? I thought she was amazing! And Sugarland — where did they come from?
3.) Whoa! That was awesome!
What other prestigious awards show presents a musician falling from piece of giant fruit (Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl"), shows off a nine-month pregnant rapper strutting her stuff around the stage (MIA with the Rap Pack), or displays a full-piece band performing with one of the world's most famous rock groups (Radiohead and the USC Marching Band)? Other than the Grammys, none that I can think! Oh, and how can I forget Jennifer Hudson's emotional and heartfelt performance, which had half of the audience in tears?
4.) Just call it a comeback!
While I'm sure most of you, the readers, may have been too young to remember days of Blink 182 and Green Day, let me just say: they're making a comeback! At least so they said last night. It seems all music comes full circle eventually . . . which brings me to my last observation of the night:
5.) Bridging the gaps
While the Grammys featured newer artists such as the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, and Kanye West, it was the artists and musicians of my parents’ generation that ruled the show. From performances by Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Smokey Robinson, Neil Diamond, and Paul McCartney to the big winner of the night, Robert Plant (the legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist) to the Rat Pack reference, this year's Grammy Awards brought a perfect combo of the old and the new together.
I want to hear what you thought about the 2009 Grammy Awards! Leave me a comment!
— Carly M., STACKS Staffer