The 53rd annual Grammy Awards keeps upping the ante. On Tuesday (February 8), producers announced a new slate of presenters for the show this Sunday night, including Miley Cyrus, Paramore, Neil Patrick Harris, John Legend, Seth Rogen and Kris Kristofferson.
Rugged singer/actor Kristofferson, a three-time Grammy winner himself, will be on hand to introduce a special performance from nominee and 2011 MusiCares Person of the Year Barbra Streisand. Kristofferson and Streisand were co-stars in the hugely popular 1976 remake “A Star Is Born.” The singer/actress, who performs live very infrequently, will likely sing a selection from her Love Is the Answer release, which is up for a Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album award.
Streisand will add some old-school glamour to an entertainment roster that leans heavily on the new stars of today, including Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Drake and Rihanna, B.o.B, Bruno Mars and Janelle Monál;e, Lady Antebellum, and Justin Bieber with Usher and Jaden Smith.
Also performing at the Grammys are Eminem, Arcade Fire, Miranda Lambert, Muse, Cee Lo Green with Gwyneth Paltrow and the Jim Henson Company Puppets, and Rolling Stones legend Mick Jagger with Raphael Saadiq in a special tribute to late soul icon Solomon Burke.
Previously announced presenters include Selena Gomez, Norah Jones, Nicki Minaj, LL Cool J, Dierks Bentley and Blake Shelton.
MTV News will be all over the Grammys thanks to some help from special guest correspondent Snooki of “Jersey Shore.” For the second year in a row, Snooks will join MTV’s Sway on the red carpet at the awards show and, for the first time, the pair will co-anchor MTV News’ red-carpet live stream from the event. The pair will be seen live on MTV.com for two hours (6-8 p.m. ET), talking to all the night’s big attendees, presenters and performers.
Don’t miss “Snooki & Sway: Live From the Grammys,” a red-carpet live stream kicking off Sunday at 6 p.m. ET on MTV.com. And stick with us all Grammy night for coverage of the red carpet, the show, the afterparties and beyond!