The Grammys: The Good, The Bad, and The Funny

The 2017 Grammys premiered on Feb. 12 on CBS, and was not an award show to miss. First, I was pleasantly surprised by the host James Corden, who had many jokes and funny moments throughout the show, like fake falling down the stairs and becoming the new member of DNCE.

Adele’s first performance of “Hello” was amazing, as always. Her performance was flawless and proved why she is an award winning artist.

Twenty One Pilots accepted their first Grammy in their underwear— I definitely did not expect to see anyone’s underwear at this award show. The reason for the underwear was because every year they would hang out and watch the Grammys in their underwear and decided if they ever won a Grammy, they would accept it in their underwear.  

Adele took to the stage once again to pay tribute to the late George Michael; everyone, including me, was shocked that she messed up the song and had to start over, and then she skipped over a word and cursed. She apologized multiple times for the slip and restarted the performance. It was sweet that she wanted to make sure she properly paid tribute to the late George Michael.

Bruno Mars paid tribute to Prince, and this was a powerful performance to watch. From the signature purple outfit to the special purple guitar, Mars hit the mark perfectly.

Chance the Rapper had a big night and took home three Grammys, for best rap performance, best rap album, and best new artist.

Metallica performed with Lady Gaga to sing “Moth Into Flame,” but it didn’t go quite as planned. Metallica’s lead singer James Hetfield’s microphone shut off, so the audience could only hear Lady Gaga, but other than the microphone mishap, the performance was amazing and filled with fire, and Lady Gaga crowd surfing.

Beyoncé’s performance was killer, with her sparkly dress showing off her pregnant belly, and her amazing vocals contributed to a must-see performance. Her intro was interesting and stunning all at once, when she appeared under a silk curtain to reveal her pregnant belly to the world, she looked like a goddess and wasn’t far from that.  

Personally, I’m not a fan of country and felt the performance was boring, but it was cool that Keith Urban performed his new single, “The Fighter,” with Carrie Underwood.

There wasn’t a dry eye in the place when Adele received the last award, record of the year, and broke the Grammy in half and gave the other half to Beyoncé because she inspires her.

The Bee-Gees performed “Stayin Alive” and a bunch of other artist, led by Demi Lovato joined onstage to sing along; it looked like they were having a fun time. It was definitely enjoyable to watch for me.

This year’s Grammys was very eventful and something no one should have wanted to miss, from the performances to the acceptance speeches, this was one of the more eventful of the award shows. I definitely won’t forget this year’s Grammys. 

Hannah Chapman, Staff Writer

Junior Hannah Chapman is a staff writer for the 2016-2017 Colonel. When she is not participating in Ledyard’s swim and tennis teams, she is often listening to music and attending many concerts.

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