There were many memorable moments of the 54th Annual Grammy Awards yesterday night. Even the red carpet show had its moments. The most shocking thing of all? Lady Gaga was there but didn’t make a big stink at the pre-show.
I didn’t even know she was there until they panned to her royal netted face and scepter-holding hands during her first loss to Adele in the ‘Best Pop Solo Performance’ category. (Gaga won nothing and lost to Adele three times)
E! News fashion correspondents Kelly Osbourne and Ross Matthews went crazy over Sasha Gradiva, a Russian pop star who arrived wearing a prosthetic Terminator-style arm gun.
Blonde Rihanna received high praise in a tight-fitting black Armani dress which she described as “Michelle Pfeiffer from Scarface…Simple, but sexy, and a little gangster.” (As If I didn’t already know what her new favorite word was)
The person who really tried to step into Lady Gaga’s tiny big shoes was Nicki Minaj, who sauntered out in a giant red hooded robe with none other than the pope. Well, a guy pretending to be the pope, close enough, it’s an easy job.
Katy Perry went all matchy matchy with electric blue hair and a light blue old lady dress. She also performed her new song “Part of Me” in a different getup, some silver and gold She-Ra thing. Correct speculations state that the song may be about Russell Brand.
With lyrics like, “You chewed me up, and spit me out, like I was poison in your mouth” and “You can keep the diamond ring, it don’t mean nothing anyway” It has to be . Her distorted angry lady hurricane version of the truth anyhow.
Rihanna sang “We Found Love” with the song’s inspiration, Chris Brown, in the room but the real main highlight of the night besides the constant but necessary mentions of Whitney Houston had to be the return of Adele.
She belted out “Rolling In The Deep” post-surgery and light-haired, looking and sounding as feisty as ever though I do feel like people were cheering her on in an ice skater I-wonder-if-she’ll-fall kind of way.
There were concerns that her voice wouldn’t sound as good because it may not be fully recovered. (Those people were wrong, by the way)
Most annoying things at the Grammys? Non-singing, dancing dummy-on-shitty-Michael-Jackson-strings Chris Brown, Coldplay and too much country music. Enough said.