A few surprises at 2000 Grammy Awards

By Mary Jane H.
St. Stephen High School
St. Stephen, New Brunswick

Once again people around the country tuned in to watch the 42 Annual Grammy Awards on February 23.

Celebrities gathered together and were acknowledged for their achievements throughout the past year. Award shows, such as the Grammy's, not only bring about recognition for many celebrities but many reviews for the best/worst dressed, best/worst performances, and best/ worst couples. People are not only rated on how they perform throughout the year but how they are presented for this one night.


Performances were given by Britney Spears, Elton John, The Backstreet Boys, Ricky Martin and Santana. Spears performance wasn't her regular presentation. It had a very mechanical feeling to it. These performances were well acknowledged by the crowd and kept them entertained.

  Carlos Santana had a very huge night. He won eight Grammys which is a record amount, which has only been reached by Michael Jackson. It was a big night for Christina Aguilera as well, she was awarded the Grammy for Best New Artist. She was in competition with such artists as Britney Spears and Kid Rock, and seemed very surprised and overwhelmed to receive the award.

Jennifer Lopez, I think was most recognized for her outfit or lack thereof. She wore a very revealing ensemble that couldn't help but be noticed. Christina Aguilera was also wearing a very flashy outfit. On another fashion note Ricky Martin looked very elegant and smooth.

Congratulations to all award winners and nominees for their outstanding talent. Thanks to Rosie O'Donnell for being such an honest and opinionated host.