We watched. We judged. Here are our top 10 most memorable moments from Sunday’s Grammy Awards:
10. Robin Thicke and Chicago. We were hopeful that we would be able to see Robin Thicke perform without having to hear “Blurred Lines.” We were sadly disappointed. The transition from Chicago classics to one of the most overplayed songs of 2013 was far from seamless, and Thicke’s chart-topper paled in comparison, even with the big band behind him.
9. Ozzy Osbourne. Ozzy was as unintelligible as ever when he introduced Ringo Star. Pretty sure we heard him endorsing The Badger Herald during his speech.
8. Katy Perry. Can’t believe Katy hasn’t won a Grammy yet (but hey, at least she caught a bouquet shortly following the mass wedding!) However, her performance last night provided proof to the audience as to why she hasn’t been awarded one yet. Did her staged witch hunt remind anyone else of American Horror Story: Coven?
7. Sara Bareilles and Carole King. This was the cutest thing ever shown in Grammy history. The transition from King’s “Beautiful” to Bareillis’s “Brave” was utterly perfect.
6. Pink and Nate Ruess. Firstly, does Pink always perform in the air? Also, was she physically singing while she was doing these high-in-the-air aerobics? Regardless, it was an enjoyable performance — up until Nate’s face was shown (what’s with the mustache?)
5. Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar. Totally intense performance. Apart from fearing the drum would break from relentless pounding, the flashing lights could definitely have been seizure-inducing.
4. Lorde. What was with that performance? She looked like a grandmother, and her jerky movements only served to make the audience uncomfortable. Furthermore, after seeing Lorde clap, dance, speak and walk, I’m convinced the only thing she can successfully do is sing.
3. Beyonce. Bey is a goddess. Enough said. Hate the short hair, though.
2. Taylor Swift. Where to begin? Her performance: awkward (why was she aggressively head-banging?) Then, Red was nominated for Best Country Album (Note: that was pop. Pop!) And THEN, Taylor thought Red won Album of the Year. Hilarious.
1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, Madonna, Queen Latifah and Trombone Shorty. Absolutely moving performance. Macklemore is a complete genius (Side note: Does Ryan Lewis do anything?) 33 couples were married during this song, making it, without a doubt, the single most memorable moment of the night.