There was still a show-stopping moment with a gravity-defying chair, and beautiful, lyrical choreography as the winner – Beyoncé held backstage at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 12 in Los Angeles.
Beyoncé’s performance wasn’t typical. The singer is pregnant with twins, and thus there was no acrobatic entrance, no frenetic dancing. But there was still a show-stopping moment with a gravity-defying chair, and beautiful, lyrical choreography.
The singer-deity donned a gorgeous gold costume and a halo evoking the Virgin Mary and various goddess iconography, and relied on projected images accompanied by pre-taped voiceover to deliver an opening speech about healing and motherhood.
Then she sang two songs from her Grammy-nominated album Lemonade, “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles.” The two songs showcased a different dimension of her vocal abilities — both are much softer, and more vulnerable, than what we hear in “Formation,” the most popular song on Lemonade.
“If we’re going to heal, let it be glorious,” Bey says at the end of “Sandcastles.”
And indeed it was glorious.