*If you didn’t know, I am a Stevie Wonder fan so I will hold no punches when it comes to these artists covering his music. I don’t care if you have a Grammy.
1. Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran murked “Fingertips”, “Higher Ground”, “Master Blaster”.
It was no surprise when Beyoncé came out and killed, crushed, and destroyed “Higher Ground”, and especially “Fingertips”.
Most of my delight comes from anytime Beyoncé performs a song and has to hit that little growl and when she reminds me of Tina Turner…I think I caught the holy ghost…
Aside from the performance I was so happy to see that Beyoncé had regained her thickness! Thank God for them hips and thighs, because she looks so much better as, what I’m guessing, is a size 3-4 than a size 1-2.
2. Tony Bennett performed “For Once In My Life” and John Legend performed “I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)
I took this time to prepare a snack.
3. Annie Lennox performed “My Cherie Amour”
This was a highlight because her performance was effortless. I watched this show with my mother and she always treats me like I’m stupid because I had no idea that this woman slays regularly.
She just opens her mouth, sings beautifully, then walks the fuck off. Like a legend herself.
Salute to Annie Lennox and her fly white lady short cut.
4. Ariana Grande and Babyface performed “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”
Ariana can sing her baby-faced ass off (get it?). I just kept imaging Stevie asking the people sitting around him, “You sure that’s not Mariah?”
5. Ed Sheeran performed “I Was Made to Love Her“
This twist on the song with the guitar and different melody resulted in me giving up on hating Ed Sheeran because he looks like Animal from the Muppet Babies. Good job, sir!
6. Jill Scott, India dot Arie and Janelle Monet performed “As” (or as they call the song in the “community” Always)
This performance was not my cup of tea. I am extremely critical when it comes to this song being as this is one of my future wedding songs, along with Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen”.
This is my second favorite Stevie Wonder song and I only feel like Jill did it justice. Janelle has a beautiful voice and looked great but it wasn’t for the song. India dot Arie just didn’t fit. Maybe it was her outfit.
Jill was able to hit that guttural grunt during the second to last verse and I said in my head, “You know what? Jill should’ve sang the whole song”. She’s the only one who could hit that grunt toward the end, which is very important, and her support garments had her snatched and that’s all that matters.
7. Pharrell and Ryan Tedder performed “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing“
God Pharrell loves any outfit that makes him look like a toy. I guess when you’re talented (and that he is) you can do whatever you want.
I immediately hit my Olivia and Jake dance, and even spilled my wine.
8. Ne-Yo and Stevie Wonder’s daughter, Aisha Morris performed “Isn’t She Lovely”
I tried to stay hard but it was such a nice moment. She even went into the audience to sing to her Dad.
My random ass biological clock started ticking and made me want a daughter and shit. I didn’t cry though, I stayed hard.
9. Beyoncé “Taylor Swifting” in the audience
Was I the only one that noticed that they put the camera on her and Jay way too much? Beyoncé continuously danced in the audience and Jay continuously gave her the “Alright, calm down,” face.
It was fine with me, as long as someone is dancing in the audience besides Taylor Swift I am very happy.
10. Pregnant background singer
It was a pregnant background singer at the end during the medley who would be damned if she was missing this check!