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Top Five Performances At 2010 Grammys

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 five 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.

Feb 1, 2010
by Anonymous

Pink's was good but I don't

Pink's was good but I don't think it deserves as much credit as it's getting because she has performed it, in her words "160 times". It was part of her concert. She has done the trapeze thing at 2 other award shows. I loved this and it was my fave until I found this out. Can she not come up with anything new?? Gaga is on tour coming back from a struggle w/ exhaustion, shooting a new video, etc, and still managed to come up with a new performance. She could have just stuck one her her songs from The Monster Ball on there and called it a day like Pink, but instead she gave her fans something new. Therefore, she wins.

Feb 1, 2010
by Anonymous

dave matthews band was awesome

just 6 talented guys, an ensemble of talented musicians and singers including high school students..no costumes and no gimmicks.. AWESOME!

Feb 1, 2010
by Anonymous

Pink is amazing, beautiful

Pink is amazing, beautiful and oh so talented. Love her to pieces

Feb 1, 2010
by Anonymous

Top five:`

You're very politically correct in picking the performances you did but you are not artistically conrrect. The more glitz in a production the weaker the performance. Andrea and MJ Blige were fantastic, escpecially MJ who puts everything into a song. Also the unique and awesome skill of Jeff Beck playing How High the Moon with the talented Imelda May doing the vocal was my favorite. No robots, costumes, trapeze, or fireworks. John


Feb 2, 2010
by Ron Callari
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Jeff Beck - "How High The Moon"

Scorch1, if I had a Top 6, Jeff Beck would have been my sixth choice. And I agree, some of the more simplistic performances were the best , but that doesn't discount PINK nor LADY GAGA who with all the perfomance art incorporated still pulled off tremendous vocals!

Feb 2, 2010
by Anonymous


Your wrong Eminem 1st