On Sunday, February 1 in Los Angeles, California, from 8 to 11:30, the Grammy Awards delivered one of their most memorable performances in years. The show started with Lady Gaga and Elton John performing “Poker Face.” After Stephen Colbert began the awards, a series of performances quickly followed in a flurry. The Black Eyed Peas gave a mostly forgettable performance, but Pink definitely stood out. She sang while suspended from a white sheet in the air above the crowd. It was a love-it or hate-it performance that I personally found weird. Because the music industry has gone so far downhill in the past few years, many performers need tricks to amuse their audiences. After, Pink, Jamie Foxx and T-Pain delivered “Blame It,” a decent performance that was highlighted with some extremely cool light work. The lighting was one highlight of the Grammys, and the flashing lights enhanced all of the performances.
The best performance, however, was delivered by the last act, which absolutely blew the competition away. Eminem, Drake, Lil Wayne and Travis Barker of Blink-182 performed “Drop The World” and “Forever.” “It was just awesome working with those guys,” said Barker. “They’re such professionals.” After practicing the performance only once before, the group nailed it and the crowd was obviously ecstatic. While Lil Wayne and Drake were jumping around the stage wildly, Eminem rarely let out a smile and shook the stage with his fury all night long. Everyone from Jamie Foxx to Taylor Swift was jumping up and down. Overall, the Grammys were a general success. 2010 promises to be an even bigger year.