I caught part of the Grammy Awards last night, and she was a great host!
I found her warm and calm, yet still enthusiastic. I don't know who's idea it was to have her MC the proceedings, but give them an award for being brilliant.
Keys is an amazing artist, in her own right. She is a wonderful songwriter and singer, and how now proven herself to be both graceful and genteel.
There was nothing "forced," about her performance...and from what I saw, she did not get overly political, either.
I am not one to tell someone they should NOT have political beliefs, or even shouldn't express those beliefs.
I, however, go to the movies, and listen to music, to get away from the barrage of political garbage coming at us all day, and every day.
So when I am at a concert, or watching the Oscars or Grammys, I really want to be delighted by amazing live performances, and happy for winners, whether I think they were the best...or not.
I love watching people who are great at what they do, do that thing live. I don't want to hear the same rhetoric I am exposed-to, day in, and day out, when I enjoy a song or singer, or dance.
I thought Janelle Monae channeled Prince beautifully! She was fantastic.
I am not a big Cardi-B fan, but that was some kinda production she had going on.
The stand-out was H.E.R. Oh, how I loved that song, Hard Place. So much so, that I bought it on iTunes while she was still playing. it.
Kacey Musgraves is another favorite. She seems so delicate, to me. Ethereal, almost. I am reminded of Emmylou Harris, when I hear her sing...it's so....effortless.
All-in-all, I had a great time until sleep overwhelmed me, and I had to call it.
What I can say is, that was one of the most entertaining awards shows I have seen in a vary long time.