The Grammy Awards

  • Network: ABC , CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 16, 1971
User Score
4.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 5 out of 12

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  1. grammy
    Feb 11, 2006
    6
    pros: the performances cons: mariah carey wasnt shown once getting an award, award selection was not that great
  2. MikeR
    Feb 14, 2006
    5
    First, as usual the awards were abysmal. I'm sorry, Mariah Carey is terrible and U2's latest was uninspired, arguably their worst. Having said that, the show was okay, but the harder they tried, they bigger they flopped. Paul McCartney's set was surprisingly good, especially for "Helter Skelter," but Linkin Park doesn't deserve to share the same stage as Jay-Z or Paul, First, as usual the awards were abysmal. I'm sorry, Mariah Carey is terrible and U2's latest was uninspired, arguably their worst. Having said that, the show was okay, but the harder they tried, they bigger they flopped. Paul McCartney's set was surprisingly good, especially for "Helter Skelter," but Linkin Park doesn't deserve to share the same stage as Jay-Z or Paul, and "Yesterday" was the WORST possible choice for a hip-hop mash-up. Then there's Sly's tribute - except for John Legend and maybe Perry's guitar work, most of those artists butchered Sly's music, and when Sly came out, he was terrible. Couldn't hear him half the time, barely played anything worthy, and instead of the great return it was hyped to be, it was a mere oddity. The special fx with Gorillaz and Madonna walking around them was cool, but that was a fleeting moment since Gorillaz virtually disappeared ten seconds into Madonna's performance. Springsteen was good, Kanye West was very entertaining, intentionally and unintentionally so (why does he care about winning so much? The Grammy Award is a joke.) Coldplay was mediocre. U2 was mediocre, but at least Mary J. Blige blew the roof off the place. Clarkson and Carey did the usual histrionic goop that the Grammys kiss up too. Could've been much worse, could've been a lot better. Expand
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. 30
    The show strained to create oh-so-legendary moments. Alas, most of the efforts were as unsteady as Chris Martin's voice.
  2. The sameness of the format detracted from the excitement inherent in any awards broadcast.
  3. It was, on the whole, a very good show that emphasized performances.