As he goes for the EGOT, Hamilton creator Miranda will team with Cravalho on “How Far I’ll Go,” which he co-wrote for Disney’s Moana. Ex-Police man Sting will perform “The Empty Chair,” which he co-wrote for the HBO documentary Jim: The James Foley Story. Legend — already an Oscar winner for his song “Glory” from Selma — will perform “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” and “City of Stars,” two songs he co-wrote for Oscar front-runner La La Land. And Timberlake will sing “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” which he co-wrote for DreamWorks Animation & Fox’s Trolls and became a pop smash, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 100 and ending as the best-selling song of 2016.
I get that Emma Stone doesn’t want to do it - she’s not a professional singer - but Legend singing “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” feels weird. It doesn’t seem suited to his style at all.
My wife told me Lin-Manuel was nominated. That’s so fucking exciting. If he wins, he’ll be the youngest person to get an EGOT. My wife’s friend, Chris, has his EG and narrowly missed out on the T to another Hamilton cast member.
Watched five minutes of the Grammys - by accident. Later read Russian-novel-sized-list of nominees and awards. Other than Adele, I know one album well - Iggy Pop’s Post Pop Depression and one I own Live at the Greek with Joe Bonamassa.
I’ve often been disconnected with “what’s happening in the music industry”. Not weird, I know people in the biz who feel the same way. This was just not a year for fat old men in flannel playing guitars, I guess.
The Grammies were pretty good. Loved Tribe Called Quest’s performance, loved Beyonce’s performance, loved Chance the Rapper’s performance. I don’t care about who wins the awards, but then neither do the voters.
Here’s an interesting video about The Oscars and how instant run-off voting (similar to @Lorcan_Nagle’s favorite first past the post system when there are multiple entrants) is giving the advantage to a certain kind of film to win.