Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Grammys Announce Curious Group of Presenters Including The Rock, Viola Davis, Billy Crystal, and First Lady Jill Biden


The Grammys are coming this Sunday to CBS. Today they announced a curious group of presenters besides host Trevor Noah.

They include Dwayne The Rock Johnson, actress Viola Davis, Billy Crystal, James Corden, Billy Crystal, Olivia Rodrigo, and Shania Twain. The last two are singers. The others, I have no idea what’s going on.

As I reported earlier, there will be a tribute to Loretta Lynn led by Kacey Musgraves. And a tribute to Christine McVie from her Fleetwood Mac bandmate Mick Fleetwood, plus Sheryl Crow and Bonnie Raitt. There’s also supposed to be a big hip hop tribute. Performers include Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Steve Lacy, Lizzo, Kim Petras, Sam Smith, and Harry Styles.

Who won’t be performing? Adele, Taylor Swift, and Beyonce.

The lineup for the Grammys is as eclectic as the one for Friday night’s Musicares tribute to Motown, which so far doesn’t include Stevie Wonder or Diana Ross, but does have Rita Wilson, Brandi Carlile, Chloe x Halle, Sheryl Crow, Lalah Hathaway, Samara Joy, John Legend, Michael McDonald, PJ Morton, Mumford & Sons, Trombone Shorty, Molly Tuttle, and Sebasti├ín Yatra. There’s a noticeable lack of actual Motown musicians.

Well, eclectic is in this year. And surprises abound. We will all be watching.

Roger Friedman
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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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