Everyone expected the Grammy Awards to be highly partisan in favor of the left. Every award show from now until a Democrat is back in the White House will be that way – unfortunately.
The thing is, Hollywood still hasn’t managed to accept that Americans don’t want to see politics infused with their entertainment.
The ratings are in for Sunday’s show. They’re no bueno.
From Daily Wire:
Deadline provides the numbers from Sunday’s 60th Grammy Awards, and they’re no doubt getting the Recording Academy’s attention. The ratings aren’t just down a few points from last year; they’re down over 20%.
This year’s ratings: 12.7/21 in metered market ratings, which is a full 20% decline from 2017’s show, despite 2017 facing stiffer competition on TV. The numbers, Deadline says, appear to be “an all-time low for the ceremony.”
So what could’ve possibly gone so very wrong? Was it Americans’ burnout from the endless stream of anti-Trump messages by the liberal elite? Was it #MeToo/#TimesUp overkill/hypocrisy? Was it the worst idea for an awards show ever, by which of course I mean a twice-failed presidential candidate who’s become even more toxic amid the #MeToo movement reading a passage from a debunked book on her political enemy? Was it “President Jay-Z” (who’s currently in a nasty public feud with Trump)?
Without question, the best moment of the show came when country singers put all other artists to shame by honoring those who were killed and injured during the Las Vegas shooting massacre – the deadliest in U.S. history.
From BizPac Review:
In one of the most poignant, non-political moments of not just last night’s Grammy Awards, but the show’s entire history, several country musicians who had performed the weekend of the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas that tragically became a mass murder scene performed a touching tribute to gunman Stephen Paddock’s 58 victims.
As the names of the victims were on display behind them, Brothers Osborne, Eric Church, and Maren Morris sang their version of Eric Clapton’s classic “Tears in Heaven.”
“On Oct. 1, all of country music was reminded in the most tragic way, the connection we share with our fans, and the healing power music will always provide,” said T.J. Osborne of the Brothers Osborne before they sang.
While introducing U2, Camila Cabello decided it would be fun to lecture America about immigration.
Camila Cabello wades into the immigration debate while introducing U2.
“This country was built by Dreamers, for Dreamers, chasing the American Dream.”
Here’s the clip…
More from New York Daily News:
Camila Cabello recognized the importance of Dreamers while introducing U2 at the Grammys Sunday night.
“Tonight, in this room full of music’s Dreamers, we remember that this country was built by dreamers, for dreamers, chasing the American dream,” the former Fifth Harmony singer said.
“I’m here on this stage tonight because just like the dreamers my parents brought me to this country with nothing in their pockets but hope. They showed me what it means to work twice as hard and never give up, and honestly, no part of my journey is any different from theirs. I’m a proud Cuban-Mexican immigrant, born in eastern Havana, standing in front of you on the Grammy stage in New York City, and all I know is, just like dreams, these kids can’t be forgotten and are worth fighting for.”
Cabello, 20, recently left Fifth Harmony to launch a solo career. Her family moved back and forth between Cojímar and Mexico City until her family immigrated to the United States when she was 6.
Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made an appearance in order to mock President Trump.
From Hollywood Reporter:
In a surprise comedy bit, a cadre of music celebrities and Hillary Clinton read passages of Michael Wolff’s bestseller Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House as a spoken-word album on the 60th annual Grammy Awards Sunday night.
But the big surprise was former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton:
“One reason why he liked to eat at McDonalds: Nobody knew he was coming and the food was safely premade,” Clinton read aloud.
Hillary. You lost to that guy. What does that say about you?
Dana Loesch summed it up pretty well.
Slow hand clap, Hillary. Now go back into hiding!
[Note: This post was written by John S. Roberts]