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In Spite Of Few Lows, the 56th Grammys Was Hugely Entertaining. ♦ 80%
Stretching for around 3 hours, LL Cool J started and ended the show with nice notes. I can relate to Nine Inch Nails' ire over the producers for rolling the credits during their gig where I can't figure out how extra 5 minutes would do harm in CBS's TV schedule.
Anyhow, it started off with a naughty (or knotty?) number by Beyonce and her dapper spouse. They looked elegant and more in love. Jamie Foxx's comment on it was uncalled for, though. With brilliant award giveaways (especially the presence of Daft Punk and their enigmatic appearances) and pure rock performances, the show moved ahead. With the Beatles' 2 members among the guests and deserving new artists getting recognized by the Academy, I felt good for the music industry. In memory of rockers, musicians and late geniuses, the show paid respect.
Still, few performances turned me off and I am not mentioning whose they were. Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis stole my heart with their performance & what simultaneously happened along their gig is truly remarkable. It was real treat to legends coming along newbies and spreading love with music.
Also, recognition to already established musicians was something I did not like. Their music is worthy, anyways.
BOTTOM LINE: I enjoyed the whole program. It was memorable!
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