By Kelly Ballhorn
Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich called in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” to tell us about some of the highly anticipated performances that we will see at the 55th GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night.
Do Artists Come To You For Collabos Or Do You Go To Them?
“It’s a combination. We still go out…there’s one that just came together within a week Maroon 5 and Alicia Keys, which is going to be incredible. It’s just amazing.” So, does Ken decide on the collaborations? “It’s really who goes well together and if you think about Alicia and Adam [Levine], it’s a combination waiting to happen. We’ve got Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley medley of these two beautiful country songs, it’s amazing.” Ken also revealed that Miguel and Wiz Khalifa will take the stage together to perform “Adorn.”
On Taylor Swift’s Performance:
“She’s incredibly creative. They came to us with an idea, I’m not going to say what song it is, but I can promise you as it has been the last couple years with her…it’s a Taylor you’ve never seen before and it’s really exciting. It fills the stage.”
Will Justin Timberlake Perform Suit & Tie?
“It’s possible. It’s possible that he might do that song and possibly another song. You never know.”
How Did The Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Sting Collabo Come About?
“Bruno agreed to do a little interview about last year, because he did that amazing performance right after LL‘s prayer. So, while I was talking to him, the album had just come out…Bruno was not nominated this year and I said to him, ‘what’s your favorite track on the album?’ And he said, ‘Locked Out of Heaven.’ And I said, ‘Well if I could think of a context for it, would you come on and do it?’ And thirty seconds later it was Rihanna and Sting. So, it’s going to be pretty amazing.”
“The GRAMMYs Will Go On: A Death In The Family” is a behind-the-scenes look at last-minute changes made to the 2012 GRAMMY Awards in the wake of Whitney Houston’s death. The documentary will air on Saturday night on CBS at 9/8c.
And tune in to the 55th GRAMMY Awards Sunday night on CBS at 8/7c
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