Being nominated for and performing at the Grammy’s are what every musician strives for. Sunday marked the awards’ 55th year, with performances from Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Maroon 5, Alicia Keys, Fun., the Black Keys, and many others. Some excelled, and others…not so much.
Ed Sheeran’s performance with Elton John was fantastic. They performed Ed’s song, “The A-Team,” and their chemistry together on stage was phenomenal. I really liked the acoustic take on the song with Elton playing the piano, and the high-five they gave each other at the end made it even more perfect!
Maroon 5 and Alicia Keys’ performance was amazing, too. They were two artists I couldn’t see pairing up to perform together. But it really worked, though I was caught off guard by Alicia Keys’ drumming. They performed Alicia’s “Girl on Fire” and Maroon 5’s “Daylight”. It was an interesting mix, but I loved it.
Carrie Underwood’s performance was perfect as always, but it wasn’t even her vocals that stood out. She wore an LED dress with different patterns including sparkles, a monarch butterfly and roses. Hunter Hayes sang his song, “Wanted” and Carrie sang a medley of her two songs, “Blown Away” and “Two Black Cadillac,” making for a beautiful and unique performance.
There were so many great acts and only one that really flopped: Taylor Swift’s. It seemed like a hot mess, to be honest. Her costume was downright ugly, along with those of her background dancers. Her voice wasn’t up to par like it usually was, going flat most of the song. She usually has fantastic performances like her AMA performance back in November, but I was honestly disappointed.
All in all, there were numerous great performances, and everyone deserved to be up on that stage for one reason or another. Can’t wait to see what next year has to offer!
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