Grammy’s 2017 Performance Overview

Who Performed at the Grammy’s?

Last night was long, but worth it, with plenty performances from many acclaimed artists. Some were good, some not too memorable, and one even felt like a blessing sent from God. 

First to perform was Adele, who brought the Grammy’s in right with her moving song, “Hello.” She wore a lovely red gown and was accompanied by piano. She also performed a tribute to George Michael.

The Weeknd and Daft Punk also took to stage by storm with an amazing light show and a galactic themed stage set. Although the performance lacked much movement by the artists, the song “Feel it Coming” was a great choice for the night.

They were followed by a duet with Keith Urban and Carey Underwood’s song “The Fight.”

Possibly the second best performance of the night was by Ed Sheeran. He played two instruments at once for song “The Shape of You” and wowed the audience.

Kelsea Ballerini and Lukas Graham also performed a great duet to “7 Years.” The song was great, but mention also needs to go to Kelsea for one of the best outfits of the evening.

They should have saved Beyoncé for last since she always stands out as the best and most memorable. She didn’t even dance or walk down a step, yet somehow that only added to her performance. It was a tribute to femininity, fertility, and Virgin Mary. It began with her standing in many poses which represented fertility as a hologram of her daughter, Blue Ivy, circled around her. The entire performance can’t be given the complete respect it deserves in a recap, but just know it wasn’t something to miss.

Bruno Mars followed behind Beyoncé with song “That’s What I Like,” causing women to almost faint with his sex appeal. Chrissy Teigen and J Lo both were caught smiling extra hard. He was also accompanied by two singers who harmonized well with him. 

Katy Perry gave an openly political show in a white pant suit and sneakers. She even had a planned parenthood pin on her jacket’s lapel as well as the word “PERSIST” on her armband. At the end Skip Marley made an appearance and they ended in front of part of the constitution, “We The People.” She finished by calling out “No hate” at the end.

Artists William Bell Gary Clark jr performed song “Born Under A Sign” with a rock n’ roll feel. It made you want to get up and dance along with the amazing music.

Next came Alicia Keys and Maren Morris with a duet to “Once.” The duet was wonderful and Alicia looked great as always.

Adele came through with the earlier mentioned tribute to George Micheal with song “Fast.” She will now not just be remembered for her slew of awards, but also the fact she started over about 10 seconds into the song. She stated she wanted it to be perfect, but overall it was a good show with plenty of great pictures of the late artist, George Michael. 

Lady Gaga and Metálica rocked out on stage with “Moth Into Flame.” The only downfall was James Hetfield’s mic issue. He wasn’t working so the two singers had to improvise. That didn’t take away from the show though. There was fire, Gaga crowed surfed, and it was definitely one of the best performances of the evening. 

Sturghill Simpson and the Dap-Kings used a full orchestra and has a nice vibe for their performance, but they didn’t stand too tall in comparison to the rest.

Bruno Mars performed again with The Time in tribute to Prince. The Time is Prince’s old band, so they were a critical part to the show. It was memorable and they definitely chose the right artist to cover for such a pop icon.

Another tribute came from John Legend and Cynthia Erivo. They sang the song “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys in memory of those we lost the past year. They took a moment to pause as we viewed pictures of Prince, George Michael, Sharon Jones, Leonard Cohen, Juan Gabriel, Phife Dawg and many more. 

The most empowered and openly political  performance was by A Tribe Called Quest and Anderson .Paak. Busta Rhymes and Consequence made an appearance as well with song “We The People.” Busta gave a shoutout to “President Agent Orange,” had dancers in police uniforms, and the finished by throwing up their fists and chanting “Resist.” This performance will be spoken about for years. 


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