What about that melody? A country keeper for sure.
Another commercial, and more time for you to join us here in the comment area! What's surprised you so far? Who are you looking forward to performance-wise?
If it’s John Legend or Taylor Swift you're looking forward to most, you’re in luck. They’re up next. Hey: that could be a fun pairing. But they’re not singing together tonight.
Here’s something Taylor Swift and John Legend have in common: fans seem to care, a lot, about their looks and what they’re wearing. And they both don’t mess up very often in the fashion department. Will they both look as good as they sound tonight? I’m guessing they will. No banana suits for Taylor, probably.
Gospel artist Tye Tribbett poses backstage with his Best Gospel Song and Best Gospel Album GRAMMYs
“All Too Well,” though, is from 2012’s “Red.” And though it’s the fifth single from that album, it’s rumored to be the first song she wrote for it. (It’s also rumored to be about her ex Jake Gyllenhaal. But that’s gossip!)
Here’s a doozy of a lyric: "You call me up again just to break me like a promise/So casually cruel in the name of being honest.” Who can argue with her songwriting skills?
Or, for that matter, her poise and good looks? The 24-year-old is bedecked and bedazzling — let’s just call it beautiful — tonight in a flowing, rhinestone studded gown. But she’s clearly not afraid to mess up her hair! That was a whiplash-inducing move at the piano a minute ago.
The doomed relationship of which she sings on this pretty country song may be as dead as yesterday’s love, but are her feelings? She’s emptying a lot of soul into this performance. There’s an undeniable genuineness in her delivery. Sweet ending, too.
And with that, we’re off to our next commercial break. And some pondering. How did you like those last two heartfelt numbers? It’s been demonstrated here tonight, I think, that the modern love song is alive and well.
Sir Paul and Dave Grohl have some fun in our GRAMMY Twitter mirror backstage.
We are getting close to revealing the winner for Best Pop Solo Performance. Earlier today we awarded the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album to Michael Bublé for his To Be Loved, marking his fourth GRAMMY to date.
Here’s the uber-talented Bruno Mars, who’s up for Song of the Year tonight, to introduce a pair of his competitors in that category, Pink and Nate Ruess. Will Bruno be locked out of the award-collecting tonight? Can’t be! Let’s hope not. He’s also up for Best Pop Solo Performance with “When I Was Your Man.”
Pink, suspended in midair yet again. This, too, doesn't get old.
She can sing upside-down. Amazing.
Cirque du Soleil recruiters, are you watching this?
The GRAMMY producers can’t take credit for this collaboration, but we’re glad it happened in the recording studio. Pink and Nate Ruess are rocking “Just Give Me A Reason.”
The song comes off Pink’s 2012 album “The Truth About Love.” Ruess's voice is inimitable.
It’s conversational, this polished piece of pop. I don’t know about you, but I almost feel as though I’m eavesdropping on these two when I hear this song. Here’s what they’re trying to work out: Is the relationship of which they sing worth saving? There are no easy answers, and that’s part of what makes this song a winner. This is a ponderous pair of pop stars.
And it’s Pink at her softest: "I let you see the parts of me/ That weren't all that pretty/ And with every touch you fixed them," she sings. Maybe she’s at her most likable this way? Or do you prefer Pink with a little more fang showing?
Or do you just like it when she's suspended in midair?
Either way, she’s ceding a little territory to Nate Ruess, king of the anthems. There’s a likable anthemic quality to this.
Again, no time to speculate: here are red-hot Ariana Grande and Miguel to announce the winner of The Best Pop Solo Performance. Our fourth award of the night.
OK, time to comment. Shall we look ahead, or in the rearview? Who’s going to win the next GRAMMY, for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration? What did you think of the onstage chemistry between Pink and Nate Ruess?
Now that Lorde is a GRAMMY winner, will she start wearing diamonds on her timepiece? Doubtful.
We’ve also got a landmark performance coming up to think about: There’s a Beatle in the house. Ringo Starr is about to take the stage.
I can’t stop thinking about Robin Thicke and Chicago. Oh, the charisma! Also Taylor Swift’s long gaze into the camera at the end of her song. What’s your favorite flashback so far?