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The Grammy's: What The TV Cameras Didn't Catch

The Grammy's: What The TV Cameras Didn't Catch
Posted January 27th, 2014 @ 4:28pm by By Mackenzie Pacovsky

Ever wonder what they don’t show you on TV from The Grammys? Look no further than Rolling Stone's '8 Grammys 2014 Moments You Couldn't See on TV':

1. Before the show…

Director Ken Ehrlich took the stage to take care of business with the famous musical audience, as well as amp them up for the show. Before telling the audience to take their seats, giving a special shout-out to T Swift (“Hi Taylor—you going to have fun tonight?”) and lecturing photographers about keeping the aisles clear, he also coaxed remaining Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to sing “Happy Birthday” to one of the show’s staffers. With seconds to spare, he finally closed by building the hype: “Up, up, up! Loud, loud, loud! Hey folks, it’s the Grammys!”

2. After Lorde’s Best Pop Solo Performance win…

You already saw Lorde be completely overwhelmed and cut her acceptance speech short, but afterwards she went straight back to her seat clutching her golden Grammy instead of heading backstage like every other winner. Oops!

3. While Imagine Dragons + Kendrick Lamar performed…

Kacey Musgraves and her band were setting up on the side and the lights on their jackets were visible to the audience, prompting most of the Staples Center to expect an electronica performance, not a country band!

4. The biggest and smallest crowd reaction was for…

Though many performers received standing ovations, the biggest was Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love” performance as 33 couples got married onstage, while the mildest reception was for presenters Martina McBride and Zac Brown.

5. During the Robin Thicke/Chicago duo…

Thicke tried to boost the crowd’s energy while performing Chicago’s greatest hits by shouting, “Come on, Los Angeles, put your hands together for Chicago!” However, the audience wasn’t quite feeling it and purposely kept hands apart—that is until the duo busted out “Blurred Lines.”

6. During Pink’s gravity-defying performance…

If you were biting your nails during Pink’s aerial ribbon performance, it wasn’t for nothing! There was in fact no safety net visible.

7. The audience fell silent for…

John Legend alone at the piano singing “All of Me” completely engrossed the audience. The only distraction was the noise was from the people partying in the Staples Center’s luxury suites.

8. Taylor Swift refused to sit in her seat when…

Taylor Swift is constantly getting screen time during awards shows as the camera zooms in to catch her reactions or antics, and the 2014 Grammys were no exception. They did show T-Swift and a friend dancing to the Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons collaboration, but you may not have noticed that they were the only audience members on their feet for the first half of the song. Another time Swift perhaps too eagerly shot out of her seat? When opponent Kacey Musgraves won the Grammy for Best Country Album.


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