Grammys 2018: 20 Best and Worst Moments

Highlights and lowlights, including Kesha, Kendrick Lamar and "Subway Karaoke"

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Worst: Supposed Host James Corden Rides the Bench
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Worst: Supposed Host James Corden Rides the Bench

James Corden was billed as the host of the Grammys this year, but he didn't show his face until six minutes into the broadcast when he briefly welcomed everyone to the ceremony, rattled off the list of the upcoming performers and directed the spotlight to Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson. The only moment that even resembled a joke came when he billed himself as "the least diverse host in Grammys history." Why go to all the trouble of booking James Corden if you're not going to let him deliver an opening monologue? He popped up occasionally during the rest of the show for dad-jokey bits like quoting "Empire State of Mind" lyrics back to Jay-Z, and chatting with his parents only to discover they'd missed much of the show to see Hamilton, but mostly he was a complete non-entity. (It felt like Dave Chappelle, not to mention Sting and Shaggy, got significantly more airtime.) Corden was clearly sidelined to free up as much time as possible for the performances, giving him no real chance to shine outside of that terrible "Subway Karaoke" bit. He might have killed if he'd only had the chance. 

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