There is always a good chance the Grammys will turn into the same maddening slog that they always are, but this year’s Grammys telecast is shaping up nicely. Earlier this week, the show added a couple of intriguing performer combinations, with the Weeknd to perform with Daft Punk and a Tribe Called Quest to perform with Anderson .Paak and (because it’s the Grammys) Dave Grohl. And now The Washington Post reports that a few more great performers will join them.
Chance The Rapper is now slated to perform, which is significant because he does something magical and beautiful everytime a TV camera is pointed in his general direction. And the Album Of The Year nominee Sturgill Simpson, another guy with a history of strong TV performances, will also get a chance to show off. Also, soul veteran William Bell, pop-country harmonizers Little Big Town, and blues-guitar hero Gary Clark, Jr. have been added to the list of performers. Also, I’m still crossing my fingers for an extremely pregnant Beyoncé to show up and upstage the rest of the show.
The Grammys will air 2/12 on CBS. Sadly, James Corden is hosting.