February 12, 2012

No Lady Gaga at GRAMMYs? Tribute to Whitney by Jennifer Hudson. & Roecker Predictions for Music's Biggest Night

Lady Gaga, I have been told, has rented out several venues around Staples Center tonight for parties (home of tonight's GRAMMY Awards) but is not scheduled to perform?  Something's fishy here - - and I thought Gaga and Cher would FINALLY debut their supposed duet together.  The GRAMMY brass were scrambling to figure out how best to pay homage to Whitney Houston, who once had the greatest voice probably of all time, and who died yesterday afternoon in her hotel room before the annual Clive Davis party.  Shocking.  However, The Academy chose wisely and are having Oscar and GRAMMY Winner Jennifer Hudson pay tribute (Houston presented Ms. Hudson her first Grammy Award three years ago for her debut album when it won Best RandB album -- which ironically, was the first public appearance Hudson made after her mother and brother were murdered by her cousin).  Hudson will bring out every emotion during a song if she can keep it together.  None of us will, however, so cry on, Ms. Hudson...

Here are my predictions for some of the top Categories -- No real buzz at all about the show -- i've talked to a lot of people and the main draw is hearing Adele sing -- and now it's seeing how one of the greatest and most tragic singers of our time will be remembered on the GRAMMY Awards, the day after she died.  May we all simply remember that voice and that we were blessed with it in our lives...