First off, I have to point out, that Jamie Foxx performed in Adam Ant gear WITH his pants tucked into his boots. And although my kids said he looked better than me when he did it, I'm going to tuck my jeans in with zeal. If Lady Gaga can get away with dressing like Tinkerbell on steroids, and Pink can come out with a couple of band-aids, I'm confident to step out with 80's flair.
Loved the Lady Gaga & Sir Elton John song. The man hasn't skipped a beat in all these years. He's just talented, and Lady Gaga held her own beside him, and I'm not a big fan of Miss Poker Face.
Loved Beyonce's rendition of Allanis "Fatal Attraction" anthem, "You Oughta Know". The claim is that song is about "Joey" from "Full House". Hard to believe that guy could make anyone that angry, isn't it? You want that song to be about someone like "Slash", don't you?
Okay, weirdest pairing of the night: Kei$ha and Justin Bieber. So wrong.
Oh wait, Katy Perry & Alice Cooper was quite strange, though not disturbing like the above.
Skipped over the country stuff, and anything Jonas Brothers. Unless, it was Taylor Swift. She is so cute, and her gown was darling. Except when she tried to channel Stevie Nicks. Especially since the legend was right next to her. Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, unless it's Taylor Swift dancing like Stevie Nicks. Then, it's humorous.
Michael Jackson tribute: Loved it! I didn't know Usher could sing that well. Celine Dion and Smokey Robinson and Jennifer Hudson brought down the house. Could have done without Carrie Underwood. Made me want to see "This is It!" again. I can't take Celine seriously though. Every time I see her, I think of her saying "Get a kayak!" in her French accent regarding Hurricane Katrina. I know, so bad, but that's what I hear. And then, I giggle.
Prince & Paris Jackson were darling. It seems like they both have their father's quiet, thoughtful nature.
My kids think Bon Jovi looks 70. "Why do they have so many seniors on this show?" "He looks so ancient, he's rusty." "That's too much leather for an old guy." After slapping them upside the head, I explained that Bon Jovi is still the youngin' we loved in the 80's. And we like his leather, thank you. My kids love Bon Jovi, so I think they were just disturbed to see he was old like their parents.
New weird couple: Placido Domingo & Mos Def. Then, I got bored and turned to real men who knew how to tuck their trousers in boots. Mr. Knightley from Jane Austen's Emma. The Masterpiece Classic version ended on a high note. Sigh.