Monday, February 14, 2011

2011 Grammy Awards-10 Random Questions

I have a confession for you all: I was super excited about this Grammy Awards. It's the first one to air since I started this blog and I was going to watch, tweet, and blog about "Musics big night!"  Sadly, that night was far from big. It was minuscule and extremely underwhelming.  I spent the majority of the evening wondering: Why are the Grammy Awards so boring?!??

Despite my limited attention span, I managed to watch the entire show. Here are some other life changing(read: trivial) questions that came to mind:

  • Was I the only one who found the Aretha Franklin tribute underwhelming? Vocally, Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera, Yolanda Adams, Martina McBride, and Florence Welch sounded great but it missed a certain...umph!

  • Why was Lady Gaga's performance so dull?!? The song, outfit, and dancing were all extra bland.

  • Will Janelle Monae ever wear an outfit that has color in it?

  • Is Justin Bieber the reason why Usher insists on singing and dancing like a teen?

  • At what point will Jada & Will tell Jaden that rapping just might not be his strong suit?

  • Why do they invite rappers if they're going to bleep out half of what they say?

  • Why was Cee-Lo dressed like Big Bird's cousin? And why did it work sooo well in an over-the-top way?

  • Can Rihanna stop yodeling at every. freakin'. awards. show? In fact, she should limit the singing altogether and just dance. 

  • Did Eminem sign a contract stating he must look pissed off 24/7? 

  • Do the music Powers That Be think we believe Drake has chemistry with Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, or any random chick they put him on a track with? News flash: We don't.  
I hope next year the Grammy Award organizers find some way to make the show more entertaining. After all, three hours is a LOT to fill. My ideas? 1)A host might help break up the monotony of performances and award distribution. 2)Mix up the types of performances. Two consecutive slow songs brings down the flow. 3)Is it possible to cut down on the length? Let's be real, they only give away a few awards on camera anyway. The rest is just filler. Trim the fat please!

Dearest readers, did you watch the 2011 Grammy Awards? What were your thoughts? Favorite/least favorite moments? Let a sista know!


  1. Every question gives me the giggles especially the one about Eminem. Dude really does piss a happy meal off!

  2. Seriously! How does one maintain a permanent scowl like that?!