Sunday night’s 52nd annual Grammy Awards crammed a total of 16 performances into three and a half hours. Along the way, some of the biggest names in music stepped up to the plate to deliver their signature hits and team up with favorite contemporaries or beloved icons.
There was Lady Gaga’s stunning show-opener with Elton John, BeyoncÃƒÂ©s run through Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know,” the moving tribute to Michael Jackson with Usher, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, Smokey Robinson and Jennifer Hudson, and Taylor Swift’s tag-team with Stevie Nicks.
But who was the favorite among the night’s many highlights? Earlier Monday (February 1), we posed that question on the MTV Newsroom blog. More than 6,300 fans voted, and while the results are not exactly scientific, it does paint a picture of what people got excited about last night.
Pink leads the pack with 33 percent of the vote. It’s easy to see why, as her acrobatic performance of “Glitter in the Air” was not only visually gorgeous, but also technically impressive Ã¢â‚¬â€ she was able to keep singing even as she was spinning around in the air.
“All the ladies did well, but one performer stood out the most. That was Pink,” commenter Nicole noted on the post. “It was the most magical, simple yet amazing performance I have ever seen. She stole the show.”
The other big vote-getter in the poll was the tag-team between Lady Gaga and Elton John, which saw the former perform her “Poker Face” before the latter joined her for “Speechless” and “Your Song.”
After those two, it’s a mixed bag: BeyoncÃƒÂ© took home 9 percent, while Taylor Swift Ã¢â‚¬â€ who won Album of the Year Ã¢â‚¬â€ picked up 7 percent for her performance. The high-profile tribute to Michael Jackson came in just behind that with 6 percent, and the Dave Matthews Band managed 4 percent.
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