One of the segments during the Grammys Sunday night included a tribute to the late Michael Jackson in 3-D.
A video played on the screen while Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Usher and Smokey Robinson performed Jackson’s “Earth Song.”
It was a great vocal performance from the musicians who participated in the tribute.
However, I was disappointed that Grammy producers chose a laid-back approach.
The Grammys billed the segment as a tribute to Michael Jackson. It was a tribute, but it wasn’t the type of tribute I expected.
At previous award shows, when they gave a tribute to MJ, it included dance segments where artists would perform Jackson’s dance moves. It was high energy, and the audience stayed on their feet.
The MJ tribute at the MTV Awards and the BET Awards are a perfect example of how a tribute should have been done.
The Grammy tribute seemed too subdued. Maybe it was because the Grammys are supposed to be reserved.
Meanwhile, the best part of the tribute was at the end when two of Jackson’s children spoke.
The video clip of the tribute is posted below.