That was quite an opening of singing divas paying tribute to Aretha Franklin.
Martina McBride, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch of Florence and The Machine and Yolanda Adams taking us through a vocally high powered medley of classic Aretha tunes including big ballads Natural Woman, Think, Until You Come Back To Me and Spirit In The Dark.
Then Lady Gaga (already a Grammy winner) reiterated her desire to be this generation's Madonna with her new single Born This Way which bears an uncanny musical and melodic resemblance to Madge's "Express Yourself."
Right now Bruno Mars and B.O.B. are singing in black and white.
Ok, only two more hours to go.....
Did we mention the Black Keys won some awards?