Stephen Colbert and the iPad
Mary J & Andrea
Pink (Very Nearly)
Drake, Eminem, Lil Wayne
Watched the Grammy Awards™ last night. I don't, usually, but it came on, there weren't any good cooking shows airing, so I let it run.
As usual, the ceremony gets cloying pretty quick -- if you don't accept your award in a hurry, you get played off; the production numbers are hit and miss, and they were stepping on the applause after each one to hurry things along.
Beyonce was the big winner, with half a dozen, no surprise there.
The Michael Jackson tribute left me unmoved, 3D and all. Lady Gaga? Um ... no.
There were a few interesting moments I enjoyed, though:
Stephen Colbert, fishing in his jacket for the envelope to award Song of the Year, couldn't find it, but came out with a working iPad. Never let it be said Steve Jobs doesn't know how to do product placement.
Mary J. Blige and Andrea Bocelli's rendition of "Bridge Over Troubled Water," for Haitian relief, blew the doors off the building. If I had been a singer in the audience, it would have made me want to go home and shoot my voice.
Pink, doing her aerial Glitter number, was almost naked. How you can sing upside down and spinning like a top? Impressed me.
Eminem, Lil Wayne, Drake, and Travis Barker ... I'm not a big rap fan, but they rocked the house. (Jamie Foxx, T-Pain, Doug E. Fresh and Slash weren't bad, either.)
And finally, Taylor Swift's acceptance for Record of the Year. She was so cute and so thrilled and so much fun to watch.