A lot went down during Sunday night’s Grammy Awards. From eye-catching performances to candid speeches , the show definitely delivered, and some of the funniest people on TV sat down after to break it all down.
“Nikki & Sara Live” hosts Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer sat down with VH1’s “Best Week Ever” comedians Nick Turner and Amanda Seales to share what they felt stood out. Unsurprisingly, Justin Timberlake’s return to the Grammy stage remains a top moment.
“It was great… good night, lots of stuff happened. My favorite part by far was Justin Timberlake performing ,” Sara shared. “He debuted a new song; he was sexy; he was dancing — one of the only ones that danced. His singing sounded great. He’s back at music. I was a little embarrassed for you guys and the crew ’cause I was, like, shaking and crying a little bit. It was awkward for everyone. But I’m as happy as can be.”
Her fellow funny lady and co-host Nikki was on board with her stand-out moments from the night. “I thought his performance and Bruno Mars [paying tribute to Bob Marley with Sting and Rihanna ] stood out among a bunch of jam bands over and over,” she said. “It would go back from commercial and then it would be a bunch of dudes with beards playing the banjo. I don’t even know if there was a banjo, but it felt like there was lots of banjos involved tonight. It felt like a four-and-a-half-hour version of Austin City Limits.”
Nikki and Sara weren’t the only ones who had their favorite moments from Sunday night. MTV.com’s Sara Epler shared what the fans were buzzing about during the show. “So I think some of the cool things about tonight was when Ed Sheeran didn’t win a Grammy, his fans got totally behind him on Twitter. He trended, so [people] still pumped for him to kind of be out there even though he didn’t win.”
Fans also wondered if Taylor Swift had somehow managed to poke some fun at former beau Harry Styles during her performance . A lot of people were saying that Swift made a British accent during her spoken-word bridge on “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” changing up the lyrics by adding, “And I’m like, ’I’m sorry. I’m busy opening up the Grammys, and we are never, ever getting back together. Like ever.’ ”
Whether or not her accent truly verged on British, it got fans talking and, as Epler put it, “everything just blew up.”
Turner noted that it was Swift’s dancing in her seat that was even more memorable than all of that. “Every time they cut to her she was dancing and enjoying herself,” he said. “And it seemed like she was the only one in the audience that realized where they were. But, I mostly was into the boobs and I want everyone to know that.”
His co-star Seales had a shoutout for Alicia Keys, who took the stage with Maroon 5 to perform “Girl On Fire.” “I liked that Alicia Keys decided to like not let us get too comfortable with her being on piano all the time, she drummed it out,” she noted, before also pulling for host LL Cool J’s double duty.
“And then there was LL Cool J, who is an interesting host, in my opinion,” she added. “I feel like he is very classy and then he has moments where he breaks like when he decides to change hats and be a rapper just to remind us.”
The bottom line, “So if we learned anything tonight, it’s that you can’t rap in the same hat you host in,” Nikki explained.