Monday, February 13, 2012

Great Grammy music...

This year's Grammy Awards telecast, which aired last night, juxtaposed some fantastic live performances (including one from the night's big winner, Adele), an historic reunion of the Beach Boys, and two emotionally provoking tributes.

While I really enjoyed the tribute to Glen Campbell, which featured The Band Perry, Blake Shelton, and Campbell himself (singing Rhinestone Cowboy), I can't seem to find that footage on YouTube. (Grr.)

Beyond that, one of my favorite performances of the night came courtesy of the amazingly talented Bruno Mars, channeling his best James Brown with a rendition of Runaway Baby.

Of course, the moment everyone was waiting for was Jennifer Hudson's tribute to Whitney Houston, who died suddenly the night before the Grammys. Her pitch-perfect, not-quite-duplicate rendition of Houston's mega-hit, I Will Always Love You cemented Hudson as an exceptional vocalist and performer, and even garnered praise from Dolly Parton, who wrote and originally recorded the song.

This was a moment for which DVRs were created.

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