Live blogging the Grammys [by Angela]
The 51st Grammy Awards are airing tonight at 8 p.m. on CBS. I’m only watching it because Blink 182 is presenting an award. We’ll get into that later.
-Duane Johnson, aka “The Rock” aka “Hot” is hosting? Kind of odd, but not as odd as that Beatles joke he made after announcing Paul McCartney was there.
-First award of the night goes to Jennifer Hudson. It tugged at my heart strings. “I want to thank my family- the ones in heaven and the ones on earth.” Also, she’s dating one of the dudes that was on I Love New York. Hrmm…
-Coldplay = don’t care, holy sh*t is that Hov?!?!? Sick.
-Carrie Underwood performs “Don’t Even Know His Last Name.” Interestingly enough, I “didn’t even know the name of the song” and had to ask my roommate Jess, who wants me to make mention of her hideous outfit.
-Song of the Year award goes to… “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay. KANYE IS GONNA FLIP!
-Taylor Swift and Miley Ray Cyrus perform, and the sound of Cyrus’s voice legit makes me want to stick a skewer in my eardrum. 🙂
-“Did you even watch that dude? It was like, heartstrings.” — Christina on Jennifer Hudson’s performance. And no, I wasn’t watching. I was texting.
-Seeing Blink 182 together made the world feel right again. More to come.
-Very unimpressed with Katy Perry’s performance of “I Kissed a Girl.” She was like a stiff Chiquita Banana Lady. Very impressed with Estelle and Kanye’s performance of “American Girl.” Of course Kanye says something about how they didn’t win, whatever whatever, I don’t care because this man’s rhymes give me the chills.
-Record of the Year goes to “Please Read this Letter” by Allison Krause and Robert Plant. I don’t even know this song, but if Coldplay can win like, three awards in one night then I guess anything is possible.
-M.I.A. performs “Swagga Like Us” with T.I., Hov, Kanye, and Lil Wayne. *Drools* I don’t know who is cooler: M.I.A. for dusting off Jay Z’s shoulder, or her unborn child for being in the womb at the time. Also loved M.I.A’s little polka-dot suit. Kate Beckinsale later informed the audience that M.I.A.’s baby was actually due today. *Makes joke about her water breaking on-stage*
-Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl perform “I Saw Her Standing There.” I almost forgot to write about it here, which says a lot about the performance itself. The most notable thing about it is the fact that Paul looks damn good and, much like Michael J. Fox and Bob Saget, appears to be ageless.
-John Mayer wins Best Male Vocal award, didn’t see Jen.
-Gwyneth Paltrow can hardly contain her excitement when she introduces Radiohead, who put on a good performance. They had a whole marching band with them! I don’t think the TV did it justice, though.
-T.I. and Justin perform “Dead and Gone,” and as always I’m impressed with Justin’s old-school values as an entertainer. Otherwise known as singing, dancing, and playing an instrument. At the same time.
-Neil Diamond performs “Sweet Caroline.” Lame at the bar, lame now.
-Lil Wayne performs with Robin Thicke. They sing a song about New Orleans, which is the rapper’s hometown. They are joined by a slew of other artists, including the Hot 8 Brass Band.
-Best Rap album goes to Lil Wayne. He was up against Jay-Z, Lupe Fiasco, Nas and T.I.
-Robert Plant and Alison Krause perform “Rich Woman.” These two have won a few awards tonight, and I was pretty impressed with what I heard.
-Greenday presents the award for Album of the Year. Robert Plant & Alison Krause, Coldplay, Lil Wayne, Ne-Yo and Radiohead are nominated. Robert Plant & Alison Krause win, reaffirming that the Grammys is the most out of touch award show on television.