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April 15, 2021 at 12:44 pm #1204202630
cracked the clue: Voices was an American R&B vocal girl group from Los Angeles that was active during the late 1980s until the early 1990s. The group consisted of members Monique Wilson, Arike Rice, sisters LaPetra and LaToya McMoore, and then-unknown twin sisters Tia and Tamera Mowry. The group’s only album, Just the Beginning… debuted in 1992 on Zoo Entertainment. The album featured Jo Marie Payton as a guest vocalist and Berry Gordy, Jr. was among the composers.
But the only song Berry Gordy “composed” for that album was “The Love You Save.” I don’t think he was involved with it directly nor were they signed to the Motown label. They just used his name for clout lol
Also, by that logic, anybody who did a Motown cover (e.g., Phil Collins) could have a clue related to it despite having no direct ties to the label or time period. But Their wording made it sound like it was a family thing, though, so I think the clue might run a little deeper than covering a Berry Gordy song — it’s just probably not something that a lot of people know about the Mowry family.April 15, 2021 at 9:56 am #1204202192
. I’m still trying to figure that one out tbh about the mowry mow town connection, all I got so far is motwoen was based in Detroit which ain’t on their show so I had to think back farther and I think and I vaguely recall them singing a supremes song in an episode.
The only thing I could find was that when Tia and Tamera were in the girl group Voices, they covered the Jackson 5’s “The Love You Save” (one of my favorite Motown songs). But that doesn’t really have much to do with their family so it feels like a stretch, even for this show…April 14, 2021 at 6:23 pm #1204201075
Mark McGrath’s voice was far more distinguishable tonight than when he last performed. I do wish they had explained more of his clues, though…
I’m guessing the hawk was a reference to his resemblance to Ethan Hawke (though if he doesn’t cool it with the plastic surgery…) and/or to the song “Fly.” And the prrr maybe had to do with Super Cat being on “Fly” or his hosting all those Pussycat Dolls shows?? Idk.
Also, I’m all for the Mowry train with Seashell, but can anyone explain what Motown has to do with her family? I was ready to guess Kristinia DeBarge just on that clue…
2)The sign that says, “Mizfitz Toyz Store” changes the Ss to Zs, like an early project that featured Hanson, called Yo! Kidz: The Vidz.
I’m a month late on this, but the “-itz” in “Mizfitz” contains Hanson’s initials: Isaac, Taylor, and Zac.
Anyway, I honestly didn’t need any clues. The moment I saw some Fansons guessing them online, I figured it had to be them. They’re hella devoted and wouldn’t get it wrong lolMarch 24, 2021 at 1:24 am #1204154600
I wouldn’t mind “To Begin Again” getting a Grammy nod, just so Ingrid Michaelson could her long-overdue nomination.
But after he dissed the Grammys publicly…March 17, 2021 at 5:19 pm #1204141839
That extra clue (for TV viewers) said the Black Swan has covered a monster, and the Monster was T-Pain, right? But have many people even covered T-Pain songs (lol)?March 15, 2021 at 2:43 pm #1204136366
The decrease in ratings was expected. I wonder about the outcome had the Grammys aired in January, but we will never know. That 12+ million people they posted on twitter seems like a stretch, but then again we will never know.
A lot of people did watch on Paramount+ and probably also on platforms like Youtube TV, Hulu, etc. But I don’t know if that makes up for the ~4M people they’d need to reach those 12M they speak of.March 15, 2021 at 2:26 pm #1204136280
Ratings went down as expected, but the show was still #1 in viewers AND the key demo: http://www.showbuzzdaily.com/articles/the-sked-sunday-network-scorecard-3-14-2021.html
The question is whether it still justifies the expense for such a large show when people are clearly not watching live TV (especially award shows) anymore…March 15, 2021 at 2:06 pm #1204136175
If I remember correctly since last decade, Album of the year was presented last:
2011 The Suburbs
2014 Random Access Memories
2015 Morning Phase
2018 24K Magic
So they’ve only switched it up in 2016 when Taylor won and last Year when Billie won. Correct me if I’m wrong.
According to Wiki, ROTY went last in 2015.
There were also two times where the same people presented both awards back-to-back at the very end of the night, so the order is arguably meaningless: 2017 (Tim McGraw and Faith Hill) and 2019 (Alicia Keys).March 15, 2021 at 1:33 pm #1204136076
They alternate between AOTY and ROTY as the last award of the night.
It’s also worth noting that ROTY has always been listed at the first category at the Grammys, if that means anything.
This. It’s Category 1, so it makes sense to present it at the end. And even though they’ve alternated, I still recall seeing ROTY going on last (or basically at the same time as AOTY) more often.
The “album era” is over (for now) and we’re back to singles-oriented consumption. So if they want to stay relevant, they need to give prominence to ROTY (since SOTY is for songwriters, who are often not performers).
Many mainstream albums these days are basically compilations of singles released over the past year or longer (looking at you, Ava Max!), anyway, so…March 15, 2021 at 1:14 pm #1204135982
Maybe they should present more technical categories like Engineered Album, Non-Classical, Recording Package..
Yeah, that’s not gonna happen… People here were already complaining about having to sit through these “irrelevant” categories during the pre-telecast show — and this is supposed to be the message board for award show buffs lol.
I do wish they brought back some old practices like recapping multiple pre-show winners before commercials or panning to certain winners in the audience and listing their pre-show wins on the lower third. But I think they got rid of those when they started webcasting the pre-telecast ceremony.March 15, 2021 at 12:59 pm #1204135885
Add Björk to this Change.org petition and I’m signing.
I will say, though, that the only issue I have with this delayed kind of recognition is that many of these artists have already thrown in the towel and don’t make an effort to show up to the Grammys. Thus, us fans miss seeing them have their moment.
Just like how last year Sara Bareilles finally won a Grammy from her one random Americana nomination and wasn’t there, I bet people like Nas and The Strokes wouldn’t have made it to the show this year if it’d been in person.March 14, 2021 at 8:59 pm #1204130504
* Trevor Noah can’t do non-political humor without sounding try-hard (not that this isn’t also the case with some of his political humor).
* Jhené Aiko isn’t used to reading teleprompters.
* We should’ve crowdfunded Tiffany Haddish’s makeup and styling so we could’ve gotten some decent hosting.
* Some people won’t show up to the pre-telecast Grammys even when it’s just going to their living room and logging into Zoom.
* Performing/presenting at the pre-telecast Grammys is the inverse of doing so at the main show: you’ll probably lose.
* We’ll never get more than one award presented during the first hour again. The most we can hope for is that the award presentation begins around 8:59…March 14, 2021 at 8:40 pm #1204130172
I was about to make some dumb joke about this being past Ringo Starr’s bedtime, but then I remembered it’s only 8:40 pm on the West Coast. It’s just us East-Coast viewers who suffer…March 14, 2021 at 8:36 pm #1204130107
he’s terribly unfunny. Miss Jhene Aiko needed to be the host. At least we would’ve gotten cute random mispronunciations of names and random singing when she got too nervous.
Oh no, no no no… I could handle Jhené during Shmammys because she wasn’t on screen most of the time. But seeing that like 30 times during the main show? No thank you.
Tiffany Haddish should’ve hosted but of course they would’ve asked her to build her own stage.March 14, 2021 at 8:32 pm #1204130025
So after 3.5 hours of this show, all I can say is that Trevor Noah trying to do non-political humor is… meh. Not that I find his delivery with political stuff that much better, but at least I can see the appeal. Meanwhile, this hosting gig was not the tea.