Grammys Add Dance Music Segment, Oscars Cut Original Song Segment
The producers of the Grammys have never been afraid to give the world fascinating, embarrassing pileups, and this year’s ceremony could be a doozy. As the Associated Press reports, this Sunday’s ceremony will include a vageuly ravey segment in a tent space outside the Staples Center, with 1000 fans. That’s where the Foo Fighters and Deadmau5 will team up to perform a live version of Deadmau5’s remix of the Foos song “Rope.” And it’s also where David Guetta will perform with Chris Brown and Lil Wayne. Hopefully, everyone will wear clothes entirely made out of glowsticks.
Meanwhile, Flight Of The Concords’ Bret McKenzie won’t necessarily get a moment in the spotlight at this year’s Oscars. As Videogum points out, Oscar nominee Bret won’t get to perform his nominated song “Man Or Muppet” onstage because the ceremony has cut the performances of nominated songs, long a momentum-killer on the show, perhaps because only two songs were nominated.