The 2010 Grammys seemed more like a 3 1/2 hour concert than it did an award show. For those
that missed it, or those that just want to see an encore, there were
performances that stood out from the others (20 in total). As an
'invention" news site, InventorSpot is known for finding the best of
the best, and these TV performances were the most 'inventive' I have
seen in a long time. Don't be surprised if you don't see the big
winners of the night listed (namely Beyoncé and Taylor Swift).
Here are my picks. Take our POLL at the end of the blog and let us know your favorite?
1- Michael Jackson's "Earth Song"
Michael Jackson's tribute at the Grammys this year featured one of his songs that never gained wide popularity during his life, titled, "Earth Song" (first released in 1995). The backdrop requiring 3-D glasses were clips from Jackson's Tribute movie, "This Is It." If you were in the know, you probably stopped by your video store to pick up a pair of glasses before the TV performance. Matching Jackson's superlative vocals, some of today's finest artists belted out portions of the lyrics in perfect harmony with Jackson. Usher, Celine Dion, Smokey Robinson, Jennifer Hudson and Carrie Underwood and their powerful voices were well chose to accompany the King of Pop.
2- Pink's "Glitter In The Air"
Each year, the producers of the Grammys try to outdo themselves and Pink certainly set the bar for the other female artists this year. Conjuring up visions of Cirque du Soleil, Pink literally embodied the lyrics as she performed in a suspension act made you wonder if she once worked as aerial performer in a previous life. To call this performance "riveting" is an understatement. To describe the performance would simply not do it justices. So here is the video that allows you to appreciate the beauty and fluidity of her ingenious act - and P.S. - all the more unique - considering all the physical endurance required for this performance, Pink did not resort to lip-synching.
3- Lady Gaga & Elton John's Duet
The rumored and much anticipated Grammy Awards pairing of Lady Gaga and Sir Elton John did not disappoint. Equally as talented on the piano, Lady Gaga joined the Yellow Brick Road Maestro in a piano duet that featured a number of songs from the past and present. The arrangement was a fusion of Gaga's "Speechless" and Sir Elton's "Your Song." This number followed the very first song of the evening, a lavish performance by Gaga of "Poker Face" that ended with the Lady being thrown into a cauldron of fire only to appear opposite Elton John wearing smoked-charred make-up.