Grammy Awards fail to impress

By Nicoletta Sabella
February 8, 2007

The 49 Annual Grammy Awards filled the screens of music-loving fans’ sets on Sunday, Feb. 11. To think this highly awaited event would even be semi-good would a confident statement. In fact, it ended up being more of a ridicule of award shows.

Topping the list of celebs who appeared and presented were Mary J. Blige, Justin Timberlake, Ludacris, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Mayer, John Legend, Gnarls Barkley, Christina Aguilera, The Police and The Dixie Chicks, which is fine.

The Dixie Chicks and Mary J. Blige took home most of the awards, however, never ceased to stop thanking more and more unknown names. Of course, everyone expects the occasional run-on speech from a winner, but this time it seemed like the “get-kicked-off-stage” music was part of the routine.

There were almost too many, 108, awards to be named. With just naming a few, it still lasted over 3 hours. It’s just a guess, but the person running the cues probably got fired from doing a horrific job and playing the wrong pre-recorded announcements way too many times.

Justin Timberlake performed twice, and won twice, getting “Best Dance Recording” and “Best Rap/Sung Collabaration.” The first time on stage, he played the piano with a band for “What Goes Around” and then “My Love.” He practically did charity for the Grammy’s with that one, volunteering to perform with the winner of their rendition of a reality TV show, “My Grammy Moment.” The Grammy’s had three hopeful singers, Robyn, Brenda and Africa, who were dying to get on stage and perform with JT. Those watching would have to text message in at “8181” and choose their favorite to win. sound familiar? Robyn won and got to strut her stuff with pop music’s prince.

So for those who enjoy the not-so-great live performances, awkward readings of the teleprompter, wannabe reality TV show stunt and nonstop advertisements of their sponsor, Target, then it probably was worth watching.

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