The Grammys: pros and cons

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Trevor Noah arrives at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Beck Iannucci

There were only a few noteworthy parts this time around and a lot of headache.

Pros

Firstly, Lizzo. I’m a huge fan of her. After her performance last year I was hoping she’d be invited again. Her dresses didn’t disappoint and her accidental cursing was hysterical. Her then not being able to open the envelope brought a huge smile to my face. Lizzo and Megan burst out laughing and it was contagious. Lizzo meeting up with Harry Styles after was iconic. I love how they support each other.

Dua Lipa also had a moment. After an amazing performance with many outfit changes and rhinestones, she won best pop vocal album!

More wins that were well deserved was Billie Eilish’s win and Beyonce and Megan Thee Stallion. All three had a great year and put out amazing songs. I’m happy for them.

Cons

The announcer that couldn’t keep his mouth shut. Insulting entire groups of people on national tv? This guy said that’s a great idea, telling the entire audience that femisinits will be mad at him because he’s not Latina, but he’s presenting the Latin award. Pardon? Then he decided to make a suicide joke. Bill Burr said: “Was I the only one that wanted to k*ll himself during that piano solo?” That’s far from funny, sir. Let’s get one thing clear, if you think it’s okay to joke about su*c*de you’re an a**hole. There is a difference between making jokes to cope with your own experiences and being rude to a performer while saying something that could trigger someone to relapse.

I’m also a huge fan of the former pop singer, Poppy. Now she’s doing metal music, but I swear she can rock any genre. Poppy is so talented that it’s insane. That’s why I’m mad that they had her at the Premiere Ceremony. I don’t understand why they would have her perform and then hand out the best metal award when it’s the pre-show. Shouldn’t that be part of the actual show? And how much of this can I watch? Like, don’t most people skip the pre-show?

BTS performed last only to not win. I’m so salty about this. We all know they deserved an award. They also had the last performance. Literally. They went on in the last ten minutes of the show. Don’t advertise the band like crazy just to push them to last. It saddens me when I remember the interview where Yoongi said he wanted to win a Grammy. He was so close and they all worked so hard.