Catch your breath! But also use this commercial break time to catch up with us, please. Madonna thoughts, anyone?
Sia (you know, of “Chandelier” and a million other great songs), co-wrote this pretty song. They have knocked it out of the Staples Center. Yes, yes, yes.
Will she give Lady Gaga a run for her fashion money?
Gwen Stefani has gone for pure glam tonight. Great red dress, gorgeous red lips, lovely swept-back hair.
All attention belongs to the pair of mighty pop stars on stage just now, though. I sense a lot of camaraderie between these two, a like-mindedness that’s translating into a likable performance.
There are some other “Voice” coaches in the house: Pharrell, Usher …
A gorgeous piano ballad. Adam Levine, we will happily take a chance on you.
As much as we all love a musical throwback, though, the GRAMMYs are very much about modern music. And so it is that we are yanked hard back into 2015 with this next performance. Onstage are the great Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani! How much do you love this pairing?
What do Gwen Stefani and Adam Levine have in common? For starters, they were both born and raised in Southern California. Now, they both appear as judges on "The Voice." This soaring ballad is featured on Maroon 5's 2014 album V, and was co-written by current GRAMMY nominee Sia.
Trivia answer: Jeff Lynne's ELO stands for Electric Light Orchestra. The British band had a Top 5 hit with 1979's "Don't Bring Me Down." (We'd like to give a special shout-out to whoever chose Eat Lettuce Only.)
More Jeff Lynne’s ELO hits you might remember: “Livin’ Thing,” “Turn to Stone,” “Telephone Line” (Oh, oh …)
So...was Ed Sheeran's performance alongside Herbie Hancock, ?uestlove, John Mayer and Elo the best of The Grammys thus far?
Vocoded voices were a big part of the 70s act. That hasn’t changed. Anybody else picking up the Beatles and Bee Gees influences here?
Lynne’s ELO is performing a medley, and the second part of it — what they’ve just launched into — is “Mr. Blue Sky,” another big hit for the band.
And Ed, ladies and gentlemen, appears to be doing double-duty tonight. He’s a welcome addition here. What do you make of this matchup?
Was Paul McCartney just embarrassed by the camera attention? Hilarious!
I do, and I’m here to bring you up to speed: ELO is the acronym for Electric Light Orchestra, the band Lynne helmed from 1970 to 1986. Its hits included the chestnuts “Strange Magic” and “Evil Woman,” which is what we’re being treated to right now by the new incarnation, called Jeff Lynne’s ELO.
We are really on a roll of stunning performances, music fans. From Ed Sheeran we go straight into Jeff Lynne’s ELO. Who remembers the band from its heyday?