Best: Annie Lennox Puts a Spell on Everyone
What a blessing and a curse to have the great Annie Lennox as the special guest of your Grammys performance. Still-emerging Irish newcomer Hozier teamed with the Eurythmics songstress for a hair-raising medley of his breakthrough hit "Take Me to Church" and the Screamin' Jay Hawkins' classic "I Put a Spell on You" (covered by Lennox on her latest album, Nostalgia) which gave a night opened by AC/DC it's biggest jolt of electricity. But who was talking about Hozier after the smoke cleared? Lennox stole the performance that stole the show. She belted out that husky "Sweet Dreams" voice, sounding more powerful and ferocious than ever. She danced with the rolling hips of the sexiest-scariest 61-year-old in a sparkly shirt on the planet. She played an invisible harmonica. She ended with eyes ablaze, clearly more entranced by the moment than every audience member in the palm of her hand.