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Worst: Aretha salute
Regardless of her National Anthem flub a week ago, Christina Aguilera can still sing the hell out of a tune. But that aforementioned incident also re-confirmed she's also capable of oversinging, too.
That seemed to be each woman's problem during the opening segment at the Grammys, as accomplished as each is. Aretha Franklin is a force, and like no other, and just because she can vamp all day long doesn't mean it's safe to try at home -- and especially dangerous on a world stage.
I'm very glad that Franklin -- a previous Grammy Lifetime Achievement recipient -- got her valentine and "get-well card" from Yolanda Adams, Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride and Florence Welch. Like many valentines, it at least looked good on paper.
The whole segment was a trainwreck; video and all took up 20 minutes with the announcer re-introducing each singer seemingly mid-verse. Raphael Saadiq didn't even get an introduction during his performance with Mick Jagger, and he turned out just fine...