Superstars falter during catastrophic Grammy Awards ceremony

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Self-critical Taylor Swift gives her less than best performance.

BRITISH singer Adele and country star Taylor Swift were among those whose highly anticipated performances failed to impress as a host of unforeseen catastrophes overshadowed the 58th awards ceremony on February 15. 

Adele´s return after a four-year hiatus ended badly when her power-packing vocals were silenced by strange twanging sounds lasting several seconds during a performance of ‘All I Ask,’ leading the British star to seek solace in a burger and vent her frustrations via a tweet that said “S*** happens” after the show.  

During what proved to be a disastrous evening for performers, event organisers The Recording Academy and broadcasters CBS, a late cancellation by Rihanna plus an on-stage accident during Gwen Stefani´s appearance added further calamity to the televised fiasco. 

The show´s meticulously planned line up was thrown into disarray after Bajan megastar Rihanna cancelled minutes before the event started when her doctors advised voice rest for a bronchitis infection which had plagued the singer in the days preceding the big night. 

After missing a note during a performance of her hit ‘Out of the Woods,’ Taylor Swift was seen weeping on a friend´s shoulder, despite being praised for downing awards-ceremony-pest Kanye West in an empowering award acceptance speech. 

Gwen Stefani´s dancer and body double took a tumble during the singer´s performance of ‘Make Me Look Like You’ but the American star kept her cool and distracted audiences by giving an on-stage shout-out to new beau Blake Shelton. 

Numerous other glitches were reported during the proceedings leading to complaints from viewers worldwide. 

Those taking home a highly coveted award this year include Taylor Swift (best album), Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge (best song) as well as Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson (best record).

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