Gorillaz, Madonna Perform Grammy Opener
Madonna channeled Studio 54 and the Gorillaz a high-tech animation studio in a clever opening medley at the Grammy Awards.
Gorillaz, a studio concoction represented by cartoon videos, replicated the animation while “performing” their Grammy-nominated hit “Feel Good Inc.” with the real-life De La Soul.
Unlike the song itself, the effects were quite stunning, with the “singer” checking his cell phone during an instrumental break and stumbling as he attempted to sit on a stool.
The hulking “drummer” spun a drumstick on one finger like a propeller and even appeared to drift off to sleep before being jolted awake by Madonna‘s emergence on the stage.
With her flip hairdo, Madonna’s “Hung Up” hearkened to the classic days of disco. She writhed onstage with her background dancers, male and female, as a gigantic mirror ball loomed in the background.
It was a fun, frivolous choice. And a special shout-out to Madonna’s personal trainer, who had the bare-legged Madge, age 47, sculpted and toned to perfection.
From an article by Daid Bauder, AP.