I know. What’s to understand, right? Here’s what: all the different awards that appear to be for the same thing. Best Song. Best Record. Song of the year. Album of the year. Maybe I’m making these categories up, but by the end of the show I’m always a little baffled.
Anyhow, on to tonight’s show….
It was boring.
Despite the over-the-top opener from Taylor Swift, the cast-of-the-thousands number from Justin Timberlake and the various duets, the show was long and lackluster until…
Rihanna looked gorgeous on the red carpet in her red stunner with matching lipstick and nails, and she was equally mesmerizing in her rendition of “Stay” with Mikky Ekko.
I also loved the tribute to Bob Marley with Bruno Mars, Sting, the Marley boys and, yes, Rihanna.
My biggest beef with the show is how un-inclusive it’s become. It should be called The Grammy Pop Music Awards, because, while other genres get nods in previous ceremonies, they’ve been virtually eliminated in prime time. Even country music isn’t very “country” anymore.
Every year I swear I won’t watch and then I do. I guess I should stick to movies. I’m really looking forward to the Oscars even though I’ll probably bitch about them too.
Tags: 2013 Grammy Awards