Inside the Grammy Awards: 24 Things You Didn't See on TV

Inside the Grammy Awards: 24 Things You Didn't See on TV

Among moments at Los Angeles’ Staples Center that viewers missed on the awards telecast, included the audience's visual impression over Lorde only being 17 years old, as well as gasps for Pink's impressive aerial act

TV audiences may have grown bored with the 56th annual Grammy Awards, but the audience at Los Angeles’ Staples Center maintained a high level of excitement throughout the show Sunday.

The audible thrills started with Beyonce and Jay Z's sexy performance and plateaued during collaborations between Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons and later when Stevie Wonder joined Daft Punk. TheWrap was inside the Staples Center for all the action — as it happened.

Here of 24 of the seen-and-heard highlights from our reporter on the scene:

3:15 Grammy Award winning music legend Bill Withers’ wife and daughter, all dressed up for the ceremony, at the Starbucks outside Staples Center. Withers won a Grammy for historical album.

4:52 Grammys executive producer Ken Ehrlich takes stage and asks everyone to sit down and clear aisles. He tells the crowd,”There are things you are going to see here tonight that you've never seen on television, let alone live.” He goes on to say, “We've got royalty tonight.” Then he talks to Taylor Swift from the stage and asks if she will have fun tonight.

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4:59 Ehrlich cut off by voice on speaker saying, “Five seconds…”

5:04 Crowd goes wild when Jay-Z joins Beyoncé onstage.

5:15 After accepting Best New Artist, Macklemore tries to exit stage down the front but re-directed to exit through the back while Ryan Lewis exits via the front.

5:20 Lorde receives standing ovation from the music industry's A-list attendees seated in the front section.

5:24 Crowd asked to applaud LL Cool J.

5:47 The biggest applause of the evening so far goes to Robin Thicke and Chicago's performance.

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6:04 Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear leave the stage all arm-in-arm as a foursome after winning Best Rock Song.

6:22 Pink‘s performance draws rousing applause with the audience jumping to its feet all throughout the venue. The singer's aerial stunts had the audience in awe gasping. As of this time in the telecast, Pink's performance was clearly in the top spot based on chitter-chatter among audience.

6:24 When Lorde exits the stage, audience murmurs of, “Awe, she is only 17.”

6:36 While accepting his award for best rap/sung collaboration for “Holy Grail,” Jay-Z scores biggest laugh of the night when he refers to his Grammy award: “Blue, Daddy got a gold sippy cup for you.”

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6:50 Audience blown away by Kendrick Lamar performance with Imagine Dragons. People dancing and lots of whistles and screams as Lamar amps up the room's energy to new heights.

6:51 Noticeable downturn of energy in the room when country artist Kacey Musgraves performs and pales in comparison to Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons.

7:07 When nominees for Best Pop Vocal Album are being announced, audience members in some of the upper sections of the venue scream out for Lorde to win just before Unorthodox Jukebox announced as winners.

7:30 Majority of audience jumps to their feet dancing and singing along to Stevie Wonder and Daft Punk live collaboration of “Get Lucky.” Loudest so far of the night of the applause-o-meter — clapping, whistles, screams.

7:32 Ehrlich takes the stage and tells the audience they are witnessing history with the performances on the show.

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7:38 Daft Punk, during a commercial break, pose with Nile Rodgers in front row for photographers.

7:42 Pink, being escorted back to her seat after a restroom break, receives applause and cheers as she walks past audience members on way to take her seat.

8:00 Pharrell gives hug to Nile Rodgers onstage just before they all exit the stage from Daft Punk winning Record of the Year. Thomas Bangalter, of Daft Punk, holds his award up in the air facing the crowd just before he exits stage.

8:13 Entire audience on feet clapping and cheering after Madonna, Queen Latifah and Macklemore.

8:17 Some audience members confused whether or not the show is over.

8:36 While Random Access Memories onstage accepting Album of the Year, lots of people in the audience begin to leave the venue after being at Staples for almost four hours.

8:44 Everyone leaving. Various audience members discussing how little battery they have left on phones due to shooting videos all night.


    Thank You Dana Owen And Madonna , I will never again watch your show ,or possibly the Grammys after your total misuse of the program for your own perverted agenda about gay marriage.I have been watching the Grammys since before you were born ,or cared about the show .Music is in a sad state as it is .Talent like John ,Paul ,George and Ringo. Bands like Arrowsmith ,The Rolling Stones,Metalica ,Led Zepplin, The Who ,The Eagles ,The Boss Bruce Springsteen ,Jethro Tull ,Cream ,The Byrds to name a minuet number .And individuals like Carol King ,James Taylor ,Jim Croce, Jimi Hendrix ,Carly Simon Buddy Holley ,Marvin Gaye ,Smokey Robinson .James Brown , Bob Dylan,Willy ,Waylon and “the Boys” is not the” Norm” in the world of music anymore .These “artists sang about “Love” between a man and a woman . The caliber of “artists” coming out of the music scene now days is very poor. There has been a GAPEING hole in music for 30 years , so we've turned to a bunch of wrappers and children that think its cool to grope themselves on stage and promote homosexual garbage. I myself will listen to “Good music ” by talented artists from an Era of music that cared about the music. Thank goodness there was enough made between the times of Buddy Holly and James Brown and Hank Williams to the Eagles , C.S.N.Y. Bob Marley ,and George Strait to do me for my lifetime .Good Bye and Good Riddens

    • Gerard Kennelly

      misusing the program for a perverted agenda about gay marriage
      “artists sang about “Love” between a man and a woman
      The caliber of “artists” coming out of the music scene now days is very poor
      rappers and children that think its cool to promote homosexual garbage

      you are obviously anti freedom
      everybody EVERY body finds love if they are lucky
      and if somebody wants to get married
      that is their right
      whether you like it or not

    • blondie

      Latifah should have come out of the closet rather than use that medium to embarrass the millions watching who are not in favor of gay marriage. I hope her talk show flops after this.

  • Red

    Oh, my, Mr. Dalton. I do hope you are a satirical put-on. I'd hate to think there are still real people like this out there. You give my musical generation a bad name. If you don't care for “wrappers,” and perceive a “gapeing” hole in the “minuet” number of important artists, feel free to tune out. As an idiot from Texas once said: “Good Riddens.”

  • Rock boy

    No he's right, there are more homosexuals today than any other time in history and that can only be attributed to the promotion of it. It's not even scientifically proven to be genetic or some sort of affliction before birth. Look at it like this, A few decades ago, gay marriage was wrong, now all of a sudden its right? it doesn't make sense! if what is deemed right and morally acceptable, changes from decade to decade, what is good? there is no measure!! and I think that's a VERY dangerous place to be. Good is relative, good is whatever we make it. If we wanted killing to be good and right, it would be! Consider incest relationships, why not let them marry? they deserve equal rights too don't they?? why aren't the masses fighting for that?? “oh because they think its wrong….” you see, people don't know what's good for them, people are dumb. And just to let u no, the introduction of homosexuality was never about, freedom. It was to destroy religion, and reduce population levels. Did u not here macklemore referencing the church? He didn't mention one, he just said ‘church', it was an attack on all religions! If freedom is what they are fighting for, why are they on our shows FORCING us to accept an idea, we've been taught is wrong? What about us religious people? The bible speaks about this “For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy” —– this is exactly what is being portrayed in music videos today!! — “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.” —- and this here is the result, homosexuality goes against the bible, now that everyone is accepting it in our time, they are going to hate and despise us Christians because were against it!! You see! There's no logic in your reasoning, you can't claim freedom for all, because its saying religion is wrong, as we all once said homosexuality is wrong. In saying all that, someone has to be wrong here, it cant be us tho, weve only said one thing from the start (that its wrong), your the people who are changing what is good and right, that's lawlessness! and that's…wrong.