— Lady G: “Born This Way” more than obviously reminiscent of Lady M’s “Express Yourself.” Assuming on purpose.
— Miranda Lambert: Might give country another chance; “House That Built Me” is simple, sweet.
— Eminem (left): As electrifying at this year’s Grammys (with Rihanna) as 10 years ago (with Elton John). Intense and powerful.
— Mick Jagger: Jumping Jack Mick! How does he do it?
— Barbra Streisand: Her dress was a maroon(ed) nightmare and voice shaky, but any opportunity to see her sing live is welcome.
And prayers for the great Aretha Franklin; hope the 15-minute intro/tribute was not a harbinger of sad things to come.