Grammys 2018: 20 Best and Worst Moments

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Best: Patti LuPone Heads Up a Broadway Mini-Coup
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Best: Patti LuPone Heads Up a Broadway Mini-Coup

Sure, Lady Gaga, Kesha and Pink once again proved on Sunday that they've got platinum-plated pipes. But very few vocalists of any genre inside MSG (or anywhere) could belt toe-to-toe with Patti LuPone. The Tony-winning performer ended a nearly 25-year feud with Broadway impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber to honor him with a tribute performance of "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" from 1979's Evita. Perched atop a makeshift balcony, Broadway's original Evita delivered a nuclear-caliber reprise of the show's trademark anthem, singing with terrifying power and heartbreaking charisma as a woman (the real-life Eva Perón) negotiating, then commanding, the political realm. Trenchant and artistically awe-inspiring enough to make fans forget that Madonna movie – and, frankly, most of the 2018 Grammy performances. (Dear Evan Hansen star Ben Platt's accompanying Leonard Bernstein tribute performance of "Somewhere" was also very nice.)

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