The Grammy Awards have taken a massive shift in its 56 year life. Most telecasts of this caliber stay true to their purpose – presenting awards to honor those with enormous talent, creative depth and devotion to their art. Last night’s 3.5 hour broadcast, however, was less of a show granting accolades and more of a massive televised concert.
There were so many incredible performances last night – Ringo & Paul (what?! is this real life?), Imagine Dragons & Kendrick Lamar (amazing), Sara Bareilles & Carole King (beautiful), but there were three performances that really struck us at The Eden Edition.
1. Beyonce & Jay-Z “Drunk In Love”
Music’s power couple has never been so sexy. I think it’s possible the Jay and Bey might have immaculately conceived their second child on stage last night. Aside from the sex-appeal dripping from Queen Bey’s wet hair, the performance from the married duo was a knockout and their combined talent is sickening. Can’t wait to see what Baby Blue’s got for us in about 20 years’ time.
2. P!nk & Nate Reuss “Try” & “Just Give Me a Reason”
Let’s start with P!nk. Excuse me lady, are you of an alien species? I’m pretty sure what you did last night is not humanly possible. Yes, I know we’ve all seen the P!nk du Soleil act before, but for me, it doesn’t get old. This woman sings to perfection while spinning in the air, conquering flips, achieving acrobatic feats, and lifting brawny men off the ground… and she doesn’t miss a beat. She is later joined by Nate Reuss (one of my personal favs) as their voices blend beautifully in perfect harmony. What a performance! What a duo! Maybe next year Nate can join P!nk in an aerial duet… YEAH.
3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert & Madonna “Same Love”
I’m not gonna lie. I cried. This performance has caused a great deal of controversy. But who cares? It was beautiful, progressive, and awe-inspiring. We can talk about equal rights and the state of humanity, but instead, I think it’s more important to realize how lucky we are to have witnessed the happiest day of 66 lives. Thirty-three couples, both gay and straight, shared their wedding day, the most precious and memorable moment a pair can experience, with the world. The amount of LOVE emanating from the television screen brought tears to my eyes and a warmth to my heart. Same Love. One Love. Congratulations to all the newlyweds! Bravo!
What were your favorite performances? Share with us in the comment section below!