For starters-- I loved the opening tribute to my homegirl, Aretha Franklin. Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride, Yolanda Adams and Florence Welch absolutely wore out a medley of Franklin's greatest hits followed by a taped message from The Queen of Soul, herself.
Barbara Streisand's performance of her classic "Evergreen" also was a treat. But, the show stopper was Cee Lo Green performing the clean version ("Forget You!) of his hit anthem, "F*** You!" along with Gwyneth Paltrow.
I feel totally out of touch saying this, but-- I had never heard of the song until seeing that performance Sunday night. It is totally infectious and I have now adopted it as my favorite anthem. At least for the moment. I just love part of the refrain-- "Although there's pain in my chest, I still wish you the best with a... F*** you!" That pretty much sums up my feelings for... well, you can fill in the blank.
Oh, Good Evening!