Sunday, May 26, 2024

Grammys: Katy Perry, Lorde, Stevie Wonder with Daft Punk, Robin Thicke with Chicago


The Grammy Awards are coming–Sunday January 26th on CBS. They’ve just announced some performers– Katy Perry, Lorde, Robin Thicke in a mashup with Chicago (the group that can’t seem to get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame). Daft Punk will perform “Get Lucky” with Nile Rodgers and Pharrell, and do something with the magnificent Stevie Wonder. That already seems like a show highlight! Another unusual pairing: Metallica, with classical pianist Lang Lang. More to come… I told you– Katy did appear on the AMA’s, but she didn’t sing her big hit, “Roar.” That’s what she’ll be doing on the Grammys. It’s funny: the Grammys gave a lot of noms to Sara Bareilles, whose “Brave” is very similar to “Roar.” That would be an interesting medley, for sure!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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