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Grammy letdown

Marina Boyle, Features editor

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The annual Grammy Awards were held this Sunday for the 61st year running to celebrate achievements and success in music.

I watched the awards from Ryan Hall with my roommates, and I have to say that I was a little underwhelmed on the whole.

While I loved the girl power aspect of the show and the surprise appearance from Michelle Obama, I felt that the event itself was a little lackluster.

It seemed that the same people were nominated time and time again.

I felt like Lady Gaga was onstage for about half of the show, and Childish Gambino won big more than once.

In other controversy, Drake was cut off midway through his speech, and it was probably the only exciting speech of the night.

Even some of the bigger artists who took home awards weren’t there to collect them.

However, there were some big highlights for me with celebrity performances.

Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus singing together was really beautiful and I particularly enjoyed St. Vincent and Dua Lipa’s duet.

It was disappointing that the BAFTAs were held on the same night, and many of my favorite celebrities were at that event instead.

The defining moment had to be Cardi B receiving the award for Best Rap Album, and being the first solo female to do so. This was the point of the night that my roommates and I had been waiting for, and I was ready for the most controversial speech of the show.

However, her speech may have mentioned weed, but it was still far less risque than I was anticipating.

Definitely not a bad show, but personally I’m hoping the Oscars bring more drama.

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