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Grammy Showdown: 2012

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Record of the Year

Adele

"Rolling in the Deep"
Adele

Bon Iver

"Holocene"
Bon Iver

Bruno Mars

"Grenade" 
Bruno Mars

Mumford and Sons

"The Cave"
Mumford & Sons

Katy Perry

"Firework" 
Katy Perry

 

The Experts Say

Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert
"Firework" is really inspiring. I enjoyed hearing Katy Perry expand her range and comfort level.

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson
I don't think radio has played a song like "Rolling in the Deep" since Tina Turner. It brings back an old-school vibe, but it's also contemporary.

Common

Common
There's a certain originality to Mumford & Sons' sound, and "The Cave" embodies that. It takes me to another vibe.

 

Vegas Odds Favor

Adele 2-3

 

Who Should Win: Adele

21's undeniable single united virtually all humans with a retro-mendous hook and a soul-baring vocal for the ages.

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