It Don't Mean a Thing, If It Ain't Got That Zing!
By Julene McCoy in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 12, 2007 11:00PM
There were three and a half long hours of the Grammys last night where the performances took top billing to the actual awards. Did anyone actually watch past The Police? Well, we did. Until a little after 10:00 when our eyes just wouldn’t stay open anymore.
As we watch the Grammys we try to guess who might win based on which band just performed or if there is some sort of trend with the presenters for the award (this prognostication works best for the Billboard Awards). So when Kanye West and Common came out to present the Best Rap Album Grammy, we figured it had to go to Lupe Fiasco, but we were wrong. The disappointment was abated by the most uncomfortable, “witty” teleprompter moment of the night when Common joked around with Kanye regarding how sick everyone is of hearing Kanye’s complaints about not winning awards. And would it have killed Kanye to dress up a little bit? A hoodie?
Craziest solo outfit went to Imogen Heap, but OKGo gave her a run for the money with their orange and yellow paisley suits complete with face coverings that they claimed were from the future. (How could we not Google a pic of that?) Also, guys, we know you won Best Short-Form Music Video for the “Here It Goes Again” video, but that doesn’t mean you’re one-trick ponies who have to roll around on the red carpet to be different. We are going to assume that this all happened due to an illegal substance being smoked one night and everyone thought it would be HILARIOUS to wear those outfits and create a “floor dance” to do at the Grammys. It wasn’t.
Not many people were impressed with last night’s Grammys, as usual. We were floored by Christina Aguilera’s rendition of James Brown’s “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World”, Chris Brown’s energetic performance, and, of course, can’t wait for the tour after getting a taste of The Police back together.