The day of the 53rd Grammy Awards is finally here, and we’re live-blogging all the pop action, spectacular performances and general musical mayhem below the jump. Give yourself a refresh on the nominees up for golden statues this time around right here. All week long we threw out our thoughts on who will win and who should win in several areas tonight—Album, Song and Record Of The Year, Best New Artist and all the Pop categories. Will our predictions come true? Should we have our noggins examined by an analyst ASAP? Whatever the case may be, make sure you follow our live blog below! And we promise that if you bring the popcorn, we’ll bring the sass.
8:02 p.m. Here we go, Grammy viewers! LL Cool J introducing Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch, Yolanda Adams and Martina McBride’s tribute to Aretha Franklin.
8:03 p.m. Oh, and P.S. — Aretha Franklin is—AHEM!!— still alive.
8:07 p.m. So far the ladies are killing it. But anyone else finding it LOL-worthy seeing Xtina do backup while the other girls sing?
8:08 p.m. Florence is beautiful, talented and kind of on her own planet.
8:11 p.m. That’s right, ladies — you’d better be doing “Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves.” If they tackle “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me),” we’ll start speaking in tongues!
8:14 p.m. The Queen Of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin, thanks Grammy, and looks amazing. AND, she promises to be there live next year. Let’s hope she brings back the “Obama Inauguration hat”!
8:20 p.m. BEST PERFORMANCE BY A POP DUO OR GROUP: “Hey Soul Sister (Live)” by Train.
8:23 p.m. Here we go — Ricky Martin introducing Lady Gaga, who’s lunging out of her alien pod to do her first live performance of iTunes #1 single “Born This Way.”
8:25 p.m. Gaga & Co. appear to be wearing body condoms. P.S. This song has completely grown on us like a fungus over the weekend.
8:27 p.m. Who thinks “Born This Way” is going to become the 1000th #1 single on the Hot 100 this coming Thursday?
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