February 11th, 2013
10:21 AM ET
If you went by the number of awards handed out during the Grammys telecast, the show would only be an hour long.
But to fill the other two-and-a-half hours, the awards ceremony books some of the biggest acts to put on a concert for us viewers at home. While some years have been lackluster, the 55th Grammys had an embarrassment of riches - we could barely narrow down our list of favorite performances.
With the exception of one or two "why is this happening on stage?" moments, nearly everyone brought their A-game. Here's our top five, with a few extra nods to personal jams below. Which performances were your favorite?
1. Jack White, "Love Interrupted" and "Freedom at 21"
Jack White's "Blunderbuss" didn't win the best album Grammy - that one went to Mumford & Sons for "Babel" - but he was a strong contender for best performance of the night.
Jack White – Love Interruption & Freedom At 21... by IdolxMuzic
2. Tribute to Levon Helm
Between Elton John, Mavis Staples, Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard and Mumford & Sons, this tribute was an amazing moment to watch.
3. Miguel feat. Wiz Khalifa, "Adorn"
Miguel didn't get his Grammy win in the best urban contemporary album category during Sunday's Grammys telecast but, like Jack White, he owned his moment on stage. We're not sure why the Recording Academy opted to do the remix of "Adorn" with Wiz Khalifa, but we'll take it.
mig&wiz by yardie4lifever2
4. Justin Timberlake, "Suit & Tie" feat. Jay-Z and "Pusher Love Girl"
Granted, the Grammys went a little overboard with the Justin Timberlake love on Sunday, especially considering how many other talented performers were in the house last night. Still, we loved his performance of "Suit & Tie" with Jay-Z, and appreciated his introduction of the new song "Pusher Love Girl" from his album.
5. Kelly Clarkson's tribute to Patti Page and Carole King
We still remember Kelly Clarkson killing it on "American Idol" with "Natural Woman," and we were blown away with her finesse of that song and "Tennessee Waltz" on Sunday.
HD Kelly Clarkson Tribute to Patti Page 2013... by dm_51188e7423dd3
Black Keys, "Lonely Boy"
TBKeys by yardie4lifever2
Tribute to Bob Marley
bobtribute by yardie4lifever2
Frank Ocean, "Forrest Gump"
Frank Ocean Grammys 2013 performance by dm_51181cced0274
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