Grammy Awards 2008 Coverage

Published: Sunday 10th Feb 2008 by Sam
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards took place tonight at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. Muisc’s biggest stars were out in full force for the industry’s most prestigous event. Check out performances from the show below, as well as That Grape Juice’s take on them afterward:

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The performances were a mixed bag for me:

Standouts IMO were Kanye West; I really moved by his performance of ‘Stronger’ and ‘Dear Mama’. I also was impressed by Amy Winehouse; clearly in good spirits, Amy showed why she is considered one of the best things to happen to the music industry. Alicia showed out at the end with her great performance of ‘No One’.

The highlight of the Beyonce / Tina performance, for me, was the lip synched intro. Now before the stans jump out at me lol, I respect both immensely for their contributions to the industry and would consider myself fans of them both, however the performance sounded a lot better on paper. I can’t put my finger on why, but I was left distinctly underwhelmed.

Passable / so-so performances included Rihanna and Fergie; although the latter surprised me with her live vocals.

Where the hell was much-speculated Janet Jackson performance? Michael too, for that matter. With both dropping albums in the coming weeks, a serious promo opportunity has been blown.

All in all, I can’t help but be left with a salty taste in my mouth after tonight’s show. Definitely a case of the show not matching up to the hype that preceded it.

What do you think of the performances?

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  1. Anonymous February 10, 2008

    Alicia rockedit down!

    Rihanna was just okay

    Kane was brill

  2. Cherry February 10, 2008

    Alicia was good.
    Rihanna was good.
    Kanye was s***.

  3. Anonymous February 10, 2008

    Tina Turner KILLED it!! THIS is what a performance should look like!

  4. Anonymous February 10, 2008

    rihanna sounded a mess and the performance was lame

    the time sounded performed alone

  5. Anonymous February 10, 2008

    Yes Tina and Beyocne was amazing…Beyonce Opening was Entertaining and classic!!!!!

  6. Anonymous February 10, 2008

    How is Beyonce gonna introduce decent people, legends, dressed like a cheap hooker? This is just showing no respect at all.

  7. Anonymous February 10, 2008

    STOP DAMN HATIN RIHANNA WASNT BAD SHE DID A GREAT JOB ……EVERYBODY SOUND GREAT AND WAS THE S*** SO DONT BE HATIN I REALLY DONT LIKE BEYONCE BUT WHEN SHE HITS THE STAGE SHE DO WA SHE HAS TO DO …AND MUST SAY RIHANNA NEVER SOUNDED BETTA SO CAN U PPL PLZ STOP HATIN ON HER DAMN ……MR.KEY DID HER THING TO BUT IMMM NOT GOIN TO LIE I JUST LOVE AMY WHINEHOUSE PERFORMANCE I LOVED IT I LOVE HER NOW

  8. Anonymous February 10, 2008

    I really lik eBeyonce but I think she needs to cover up. Come on you are talented and don’t need to be naked to sing. Respect yourlself and your boyfriend to that matter. No wonder he hasn’t married you yet!

  9. Anonymous February 10, 2008

    Beyonce is Talented no matter what she wears. Tina Turner wore clothes simlar to beyonce back in her day and nobodys complaining, and shes a legend. so stop hatin on what beyonces wearing and worry about something else. beyonce is a soon to be legend and shes s*** while doin it

  10. Anonymous February 10, 2008

    I loved Kanye’s performance! Foo Fighter were great! Beyonce and Tina, I was not excited over, because “Proud Mary” is so done. Beyonce has performed this song twice before. I wished they would done something else. Much respect to Tina Turner, she is a true original.

  11. Nathandevonte February 10, 2008

    Wasnt Bey jus wearing a leotard? with a jacket no big deal!!!

    Beyonce can really sell anything init!!!!

    She was the best part for Tina’s Performance!!

  12. Anonymous February 10, 2008

    were is the rest of the bee and tina performance

  13. robson.fashion February 10, 2008

    Otimo !

    Very good ones ! Rihanna sucked though. She has a lot of talent but I don’t know where it went tonight.

  14. Ase February 10, 2008

    How the hell do you get things up so quick… Damn you rock!

  15. T February 10, 2008

    alicia rocked it all, john mayer was great too, time was good, rihanna was wack, fergie was wack, john played great and should have sang. amy I LOVE LOVE LOVE AND AM GLAD SHE WON, SHE WAS ON HER WACKY TIP, BUT GREAT. beyonce and tina was great too, alicia champed it tho and amy, kanye was wack, glad he LOST album of the year, I HATE HIS ATTITUDE!

  16. Anonymous February 11, 2008

    Lets just say we know by now that ALICIA KEYS knows how to preform!!! great job to her… i wouldnt expect anything else from her she ROCKED!!! Tina/Beyonce was ok ok Rihanna is ok its jus a lil played out… Kanye was good but have to agree his attitude sucks… i liked how Usher made jokes about him… all in all pretty good… Go Alicia!!!

  17. Anonymous February 11, 2008

    What a mess Beyonce or Rihanna not winning Record of the year…!!

  18. Anonymous February 11, 2008

    bee and tina were the best of all ..the intro was amaazing! it wasnt lipsynced or nothing.bee was backing off a little so that she wont out do tina with her wild sasha style.
    amy didnt stand out for me.. all i can see is people supporting her drug addiction :s
    kanye’s was nice..

  19. Anonymous February 11, 2008

    Michael Jackson told the Grammy people days ago he wasn’t going to appear, and so they pulled a Thriller tribute they had planned altogether.

    Low if you ask me, regardless of whether he came or not, Thriller deserves to get recognition on the 50th Grammy show – it inspired 99% of the people in the crowd.

    Anyways,

    Kanye was the best performance of the night – awesome!

  20. Anonymous February 11, 2008

    Amy can do so much better, but hey.. she’s on the road to recovery, can’t expect her to be back to her brilliant self right away. I was just really happy to see her so happy.

    She got robbed btw, she should’ve won album of the year.

  21. Anonymous February 11, 2008

    AMy did not deserve album of the year. Sorry. She already won like 4 awards. Honestly, beyonce’s performance with TIna was good, the author of this site needs to realize she was 60 years old. Sometimes it feels like he gets his personal views on people, a lil too much. I think Alicia Keys was one of the best of the night. Amy was good, but i don’t think she was amazing like the rest of you say… rihanna did pretty good, i think she is slowly getting better. I like fergie when she started belting out “finally”… i think her album and songs deserved to be nominated

  22. Anonymous February 11, 2008

    Kanye’s performance was hella cool. [=
    Beyonce & Tina Turner were ok. xD i’ve seen to much b that im starting to get sick of her. o.o
    amy was aite. [=
    both of ms.keys performances were awesome! she really knows how to sing, & i liked her hair for no one. [=
    rihanna needs to learn to sing live. lol.
    Fergie & John Legends performance amazed me. I didn’t know Fergie could sing that good. o.o i loved it. 😀

    best performances imo were,
    Alicia Keys
    Kanye West
    & Fergie & JL 😀

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