The hottest stars in Hollywood gathered right here in Los Angeles last night to celebrate music’s most prestigious honor, the GRAMMY Awards!

The big show featured the official Justin Timberlake comeback, an intimate performance from Rihanna, and a surprisingly off-key Frank Ocean moment.

Carson Daly and Producer Angie recapped both the high and low points from the ceremony. Who was their favorite performance of the entire night? Take a listen:

“Winners and losers as a whole? I thought it was a great night for music,” Carson said Monday morning. “From somebody who loves lots of different types of music, my top takeaway note is that it seems like people with a lot of talent, a lot of singer-songwriters, a lot of groups, you know, folk, American-style music was big this year with Mumford and The Lumineers and that sort of vibe. fun., Gotye, call it what you will, that kind of alternative, and it really shined.”

“And even on the pop side, stuff we play here at AMP Radio. I think the really talented people won. The Kelly Clarksons of the world, the Rihannas of the world. Really good people won.”

As for the performances, most of the pre-show hype centered around Justin Timberlake. Producer Angie enjoyed his return to the stage, but had a strange feeling of deja vu.

“I thought it was good, but it reminded me of Bruno Mars’ performance from last year,” she explained. “Remember? He did the whole same there where they took the screen and put it in black and white. Very old school. It was good, but it was exactly the same.”

Taylor Swift only scored one GRAMMY during the pre-show ceremony, so we didn’t see too much of her classic “OMG” face, but fear not! Another famous lady stepped in to take her place.

“[It] was Girls star Lena Dunham,” Carson pointed out. “She was all over the telecast because she dates the guitar player for the band fun. And fun. had a huge night and won all these awards, including Best New Artist, and every time someone would say, ‘And the winner is fun.,’ they’d show Lena going, ‘Oh my god! I can’t believe this rock star I’m sleeping with is winning tonight!'”

The show was jam-packed with some major star power, but Carson really enjoyed the up-and-comers who were only allotted a brief moment on stage.

“I liked some of the people like Lumineers and Miguel who didn’t really get a full spot. They just had a couple minutes to kind of sing. That Miguel ‘Adorn’ moment, I mean, that sounded to me like some of the best singing I’ve ever heard. That guy’s unreal.”

Both Carson and Producer Angie agreed Rihanna’s new collaboration with Mikky Ekko, “Stay,” was a standout moment for the Barbadian beauty.

“That Rihanna performance was really just something sort of special. She’s really become an incredible singer.”

“And the worst performance of the night was Frank Ocean,” Carson admitted. “What happened to him?…He’s great. I’m a fan, but I don’t know what happened. He got under and he just couldn’t recover…Maybe he wasn’t wearing in-ears because he couldn’t get on pitch or tone or tune.”

  • What was your favorite part of Sunday’s GRAMMY Awards? Sound off in the comments section!

Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles


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