The red carpet was as dull as they come, Macklemore took home rap awards over Kendrick Lamar, and Daft Punk confused everyone by coming up to silently receive their awards with their helmets on. It must be time for another Grammy Awards.
But first, the part that was worth watching.
By the way, did you catch her in PR alum Michael Costello on the red carpet? Too bad it was all downhill from there.
The theme this year was “Punk: Chaos to Couture.” There were rumors that stars were struggling to fit in theme. In the end, most gave up and just wore gorgeous gowns to the red carpet, but a few had the nerve to dress appropriately.
Those Who Went For It:
You know, I don’t give Miley nearly enough credit, and it’s all her dad’s fault. (I blame being alive in 1993.) She was the only star to go full out for us this evening, and she managed to make ripped up fishnet look glam. Love the hair. Love the paired down accessories. Top of the list.
Madonna rode into the Aughts in a cowboy hat, and decided to, after two decades of success, teach herself to play guitar. Though she got rather self indulgent with tracks like American Life, there were still bright spots.
During the latter half of the decade she returned to her dance floor roots.
Mid period Madonna in the 90s was divided into two halves–Sex, and post-Sex.
We’ll start with Sex.
Post Sex, Madonna’s career was deemed “over.” Then came Evita.
Her Madgesty turned 54 last week, so today’s T4T is dedicated to her.
Madonna is going into her fourth decade as a powerhouse performer. Here are a couple of my favorites from her early years.
One more from the 80s, after the jump.
Madonna debuted her new (extremely stylized) video for Girl Gone Wild yesterday. I’m not all that into the song. The video feels like what the Vogue video would have been if it were released today instead of 20 years ago.
Let me not mince words.
Madonna. Was. Awesome.
From her opening entrance that had me saying “Gaga, eat your heart out” to her exit where I assume she was frozen in carbonite to keep her perfectly in stasis until her next life performance–it was the best Superbowl halftime show I have seen since the NFL fired the MTV peeps for the Janet Jackson incident.
As I knew it would be. Because Madonna has always been and will always be a perfectionist. It only stands to reason that those she brought with her would be expected to produce the same. No one can tell me otherwise. Also, the whole MIA flipping the bird thing? Look, I’ve watched this several times, and I didn’t even catch it the first time I looked for it. If that ruined your enjoyment of Madonna and her awesome show, where she even put a damn foot through the back of the LED bleachers and didn’t let it break her stride, then you need serious help.
(Note that NBC even worked in an extra The Voice cameo from CeeLo. Of all the judges they could have gone with, he’s hands down, the best choice here.)
After the jump, Kelly Clarkson knocks the national Anthem out of the park, and Melanie Amaro fulfills part of her contractual win for XFactor.
First Britney, Pink and Xtina all do albums that reference circuses. Then Pink goes and learns aerial stunts for her tour in order to take it a step further, and wows the Grammys with a spectacular performance.
Well, Madonna is about to remind them all she came first. She may be 53 years old, but if you’re going to do it, you hire the best and you give it your all.
Confirming a not-so-well-kept secret, the NFL and NBC announced today during tonight’s Detroit Lions-New Orleans Saints game that Madonna will indeed be the featured performer at the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show on Feb. 5 in Indianapolis. Continue reading
It kinda sounds like Toni Basil’s “Mickey.” But hey, who better to rip off the early 80s than someone who was there the first time?
Madonna’s was better.
This sounds like the Kidzbop version. I’m sorry Madge. When you declared Brit-Brit the heir to your throne, you missed the mark. By MILES.