|Lady Gaga (Channel O)|
For the first time South Africans can see the acclaimed Grammy Nominations concert, without having to set a foot outside the country! Channel O will be broadcasting The Grammy Nominations Concert on Christmas Day, Sunday 25 December at 20:00, as a gift to its loyal viewers throughout 2011. Held to announce nominees in the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, the concert took place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. and blends Grammy-worth performances with the official announcement of the songs, albums and artists that are in the running for “Music’s Biggest Night”. Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Lupe Fiasco, Ludacris, Sugarland, and the Band Perry were among the performers at a show hosted by LL Cool J. One the highlights came when Usher joined Valerie Simpson of hit making duo Ashford and Simpson and Mike Stoller of the songwriting team Leiber & Stoller in a moving tribute to songwriters. The live performances and announcements of nominees interspersed with highlights from past Grammy shows, including greats such as Mick Jagger and Aretha Franklin, Pink's breathtaking aerial performance of "Glitter In The Air," and Gwyneth Paltrow's duet with Cee Lo Green on "Forget You." The 54th Annual Grammy Awards take place on Sunday, 12 February 2012 and will be broadcast LIVE on Channel O from 3:00am on Monday 13 February 2012.