Best: Jack White
The former White Stripes frontman gave a typically searing live performance this evening, playing the songs "Love Interruption" and "Freedom at 21" from his Grammy-nominated solo album "Blunderbuss." While he was ultimately overshadowed by fellow rockers Mumford & Sons and The Black Keys when it came time to hand out awards (White sadly went home 0-3), when he hit the stage with his guitar he once again proved why he's still one of music's most exciting performers. Disarming the audience by opening up with a somewhat bland rendition of the subdued "Love Interruption" alongside his all-female band The Peacocks, White really let 'er rip with The Buzzards for "Freedom at 21," busting loose with his axe in a fierce display of raw power that left row upon row of jaws gaping in his wake.
- Chris Eggertsen