In lieu of an opening speech or shtick from host Alicia Keys, the 2019 Grammys gave the people what they really wanted. And that of course is the distant memory of simpler times. Enter Michelle Obama. Our forever (in our hearts) FLOTUS made a surprise appearance by forming a new supergroup with Keys, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, and Jada Pinkett Smith for a collective pep talk on the power of music and lifting your voice and yada yada yada. We can’t lie to you, reader. Once our eye caught Michelle on that stage, all words were lost on us. Very sorry, Gaga. Our bad, Smith? Is that who spoke before Michelle? Who knows! For her part, all Michelle herself could utter was “Motown something something” and the crowd went nuts. Spirits were lifted. Souls saved. If the Grammys, like the Oscars, wanted to cut for time, they could just end it there and we’d all be better for it.
Michelle Obama Stopped the Grammys With a Single Word