Monday, February 1, 2010
The 52nd Grammy Awards which aired on CBS on January 31st, 2010 started off with an incredible performance. A song and dance number began in front of an elaborate set labeled The Fame Factory. The "Fame Factory "owner dragged a Gaga look-alike across the floor during the start of the dance number. Lady Gaga rose up amidst the belching puffs of steam while standing on a small elevator platform and started singing her song "Pokerface"(beautifully). She descended the stairs into the midst of the floor show. Near the end of the song she got dragged off by the Fame Factory owner, up some stairs and dropped into a flame-belching "rejected" funnel. Shortly thereafter two large doors opened to reveal Lady Gaga and Sir Elton John both singed, sooty, and sitting at pianos facing each other. It was clear that they had spent a fair amount of time practicing each other's songs together. Unfortunately the YouTube Video of the performance I had originally embedded is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Grammys, but there is another video of the performance with Lady Gaga performing first "Pokerface" solo and then "Speechless" and finally "Your Song" with Sir Elton John where embedding has been disabled by request, but the quality is good. That video is also up or available at Lady Gaga's website. The 2010 Grammy Awards show was a real winner. There were great performances by Beyonce in what appeared to be Kevlar panties, and a phenomenal acrobatic aerial performance by Pink while singing beautifully live and being drenched by a torrent of water. There were plenty of other great performers too. Naturally I thought Lady Gaga should have won and that Pink should have gotten an award for her song "Sober". The 52nd Grammy Award Show was a memorable one.