Last night was the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, and this year was a disappointment. Compared to last year’s show, this year’s awards were boring.

The performances were very somber and the artists really got to show off some vocal talent, but something just seemed off the whole night. For the sake of the argument, I wish they would’ve shown more of the awards, and less of those “once in a lifetime performance” where they take a current artist and have them do a duet with an old artist. It has been washed up and repetitive.

Not only that, there wasn’t a single moment where I wasn’t bored and wishing for something good to happen. Honestly the highlight of the whole show was when Kanye jokingly ran up the stage before Beck won Album of the Year over Beyoncé, the front runner for that award.

This year’s show was just a general lack of enthusiasm and energy. It just felt like a bunch of people were in a room because they had to be there, but no one genuinely cared about the awards. The only thing I was grateful of was not seeing Iggy Azalea walk away with a Best Rap Album award.

I do have to give props to the Grammy Academy for shedding light on social issues such as domestic violence with Katy Perry’s performance and a message from President Barack Obama. Also John Legend and Common’s performance of their song, “Glory” was incredible. I just felt like all of those performances packed into one night was not good for music’s biggest night. The Grammy’s should always be fun, explosive and energetic; it needs to be a reminder to why we love music.

Maridsa Choute is a sophomore at Illinois State majoring in journalism and minoring in Spanish. She has known she wanted to be a writer ever since she was 10. She loves reading, whether its novels or Buzzfeed articles, music and the Chicago Bulls. Her blog posts will focus on pop culture, news and lifestyle. Follow her on Twitter @maridaschoute

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