Grammys 2013 Rewind: Our 5 fave performances
February 11th, 2013
10:21 AM ET

Grammys 2013 Rewind: Our 5 fave performances

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

Honorable mentions:

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

Filed under: Awards Season • Grammys

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  2. Robert

    It was a wonderful surprise to see Van Morrison.
    He rarely attends events and has never attended the Grammy's before.
    His performance was surprisingly ignored and should have received more attention.
    Thank you Van the Man!

    February 13, 2013 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  3. Its all coming to a head


    February 12, 2013 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  4. kia b


    February 12, 2013 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
  5. w

    marley tribute should be number 1. God you dummies!

    February 12, 2013 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  6. rosie leo

    i loved everthing rehana did& i am so happy she & chris brown are back together, i think they make a beautiful couple, and i think chris brown should have got several awards

    February 12, 2013 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  7. Alvarez

    Took a dump in the shower tonight and clogged up the drain.

    February 12, 2013 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  8. Dang

    I missed it!

    February 12, 2013 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  9. Theysuck

    Yeah LLCool J was so great they cut him off during the middle of his performance!! #Retirealready

    February 11, 2013 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. coffeetheologyandjesus

    I can't believe you guys put frank ocean on here as an honorable mention. Are you tone deaf? Not only was he flat, he was hardly energetic, he sang monotone, and his version Grammy version of that song was absolutely terrible.

    Also how could you not mention the performance by Tom morello, Travis barker, and LL? They brought energy and were a great closer.

    February 11, 2013 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eden

      I have to absolutely agree. Frank Ocean was horrible and anyone who says different have another agenda. He sang and played out of tune. It was a ridiculous moment in Grammy history. I did not see talent on that wasted my time. Smh

      February 12, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Sherri

    I have never watched this show ,never will. I have no interest in these people (most of them).

    February 11, 2013 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. danette

    Can the grammy's stop throwing people together to perform it sucks the pairing are so off and annoying..

    February 11, 2013 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. john

    she blocked and puzzled-thanks.

    February 11, 2013 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  14. wondrme

    Jack White tore it up! Heck yeah!

    February 11, 2013 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  15. Stephen Williams

    Miguel won a Grammy last night. Do some research before posting.

    February 11, 2013 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  16. mat salleh bodoh

    One direction is awesome.

    February 11, 2013 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  17. Jamal

    Fried Chicken also put on a good show. They are great and. legendary.

    February 11, 2013 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  18. Jamal

    I loved The English Peas. Their performance was way awesome. They are tremendous performers.

    February 11, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |

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