The 2011 Grammys performance list is incredible, but also will make you say huh? There are some really unexpected artists taking the stage during the 53rd annual show. Yes, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga are performing -- expected since they both had amazingly successful years, but there's something even for the -- ahem -- older folks. Barbara Streisand, Mick Jagger, and Bob Dylan are also taking center stage.
And most exciting is who Dylan is performing with!
No, it's not the Biebs (though how incredulous would an acoustic folk rendition of "U Smile" be?). Dylan is set to perform with Mumford & Sons and my current favorite band The Avett Brothers. Let's take a moment to soak in the fantasticness that is The Avetts ....
I'm assuming Dylan will be singing his own songs though, but you never know. And besides, Dylan can sing me the NASCAR schedule and it would still be the most amazing. Dylan! Mumfords! Avetts!
If folky tunes aren't your thing Eminem and Dr. Dre are collaborating and so is Gwyneth Paltrow and Cee Lo Green. Yes, Gwyneth. I guess since she hasn't been nominated for an Oscar in a while, she's trying to infiltrate the Grammys. Paltrow and Green are rumored to sing Green's song "F*&k You" a song they took a stab at when they were on Saturday Night Live. Though the "f" will be for "forget" instead of the curse word. Gleeks will know the song from when Gwynnie was on the show, too. And oh! They are performing with Muppets. I guess it's better than Huey Lewis. Or maybe not.
Muse -- also known as Kate Hudson's (soon-to-be) baby daddy's band -- is more than likely going to perform their song "Uprising" which is the song to play for any television show that needs that anthemic bravado. We! Will! Be! Victorious!!!
Katy Perry (whose real last name is Hudson -- no wonder she changed it!) is also performing, and Christina Aquilera fresh off her Super Bowl flub will be performing a tribute to Aretha Franklin with Yolanda Adams, Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride, and Florence Welch. Hope she shows "respect." Zing!
Others expected to take the stage are Rihanna and Drake, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, and Arcade Fire.
Who are you most excited to see at the Grammys?
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