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article imageGrammys packed with performances, from Rihanna to Elton John

By Tim O'Brien     Feb 6, 2013 in Entertainment
Los Angeles - The Grammy Awards always make sure to pack the show with performances. This year is no different. It is usually a visual delight for the senses as well as the ears.
Returning as host for the Sunday, Feb. 10 show is LL Cool J. Performers include Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, The Black Keys, FUN., the Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood , and Jack White, as well as Elton John and Ed Sheeran performing live together for the first time. Also included are Alicia Keys, Maroon 5 and Justin Timberlake. The Black Keys, FUN., the Lumineers, Ocean, and Sheeran will perform on the Grammys for the first time.
But, like an announcement from Oscar folk, the Grammy people are happy with the addition of Barbra Streisand. It has been noted that she will be introduced by Kris Kristofferson. It was also confirmed by the Los Angeles Times, and published in the New York Times, that Streisand will star in "Gypsy."
Right off the bat, however, fans of Swift get see her perform while Rihanna with perform with Mars and Sting. Beyonce, who will present, is not scheduled to perform, as of now.
But, even with the good news about TV ratings for last year's Grammy Awards, the underlining factor for the show was the death of superstar.
As this year's awards get ready to be handed out, that sidebar is never anybody wants. The death of Whitney Houston was felt throughout the event and this year they will try to turn the page, but never forget.
Speaking of turning the page, the night before the show, CBS will air a special titled "The GRAMMY®s Will Go On: A Death In The Family." It is a new one-hour special that looks at how the show's went forward after learning of the death of Whitney Houston. It will to air on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
OK, not quite turning the page, but getting a lift once again from Houston before the show. Perhaps it is a perfect Grammy lead-in.
For a list of the top award nominations, head here.
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