Thursday, February 8, 2007

The Best Part Of The Grammys Is What You DON’T See

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The Grammy Awards are set for Sunday (Feb. 11), and while the CBS broadcast will have lots of great musical performances, it’s what you don’t see that makes it interesting.

That’s the sound advice from Steven Smith, a VJ for Fuse TV who has been covering the Grammys for the last four years.

For instance, the organizers put cardboard cutouts in all the seats so that the major nominees and celebrities will know where to sit.

Smith admits he likes to switch them around so that Jay- Z is sitting next to, say, Neil Diamond, in hopes it inspires future musical collaborations.

He also says some of the best moments come when they hand out the awards that aren’t shown on TV. He says one emotional moment came when a Latin Grammy winner tearfully accepted his award “and then hurried out of the ceremony so he could get back to his janitorial job.”

After the awards is fun too. Smith says there are so many parties to attend that it’s hard to decide which one to go to. As he puts it, “I usually go to the ones where there isn’t a metal detector at the door.”

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