Hudson sang “I Will Always Love You” in honor of the late diva, Whitney Houston. Houston died Saturday when she was found in a bathtub in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton.
Adele, 23, was back for the first time after throat surgery. She underwent throat microsurgery in November. She came back to perform “Rolling In The Deep” to a standing ovation. She also took home six Grammy Awards for her work in “21” including Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Pop Solo Performance.
Other impressive performances came by the way of Katy Perry, who sent her soon-to-be ex-husband Russell Brand a message with her new song “Part Of Me.” In the song she sings “You chewed me up and spit me out, like I was poison in your mouth. You took my light, you drained me down, you ripped me off, your love was cheap,” and “Keep your diamond ring, in fact, you can keep everything, except for me.”
Taylor Swift took the stage and gave an equally entertaining performance with “Mean.” According to USA Today, she won a Grammy for the song after and said, “This one really means a lot to me because it’s for a song called Mean, because there’s nothing like writing a song about someone who is really mean to you and makes your life miserable, and then winning a Grammy for it.”
One of the most talked about performance last night was Nicki Minaj’s. The rapper who appeared to be possessed by a demon put on quite the show, one that is getting mixed reviews today.
Nicki Minaj’s performance of new song “Roman Holiday” kicked off Sunday night and after giving the crowd a backstory, that she was possessed and needed the demon out, appeared on stage with blonde hair and a black dress.
Minaj brought out her alter ego, Roman, who was fighting the demon inside. Most impressive about the performance, was that she was able to rap while doing demonic dancing and at one point, levitate.
Check out the performance. Does it compare to Katy Perry’s or Adele’s?