8 Moments from the 2018 Grammys that Made Us Ugly Cry
Powerful performances and meaningful speeches took center stage at the 2018 Grammy Awards. Between Kesha’s moving rendition of “Praying” and Ben Platt’s homage to Leonard Bernstein, let’s just say we went through a lot of tissues (and wine). Here, eight Grammy performances that made us ugly cry.
1. When Lady Gaga Was an Angel IRL
The “Million Reasons” singer dressed up her piano with angel wings in honor of her late aunt, Joanne.
2. And Pink Took Our Breath Away
The Beautiful Trauma songstress used sign language and her tremendous vocals to deliver a heart-wrenching rendition of “Wild Heart.”
3. When Maren Morris, Eric Church & the Brothers Osborn Paid Tribute to Route 91 Festival Shooting Victims
The quartet covered Eric Clapton’s emotional 1992 song, “Tears in Heaven,” in memory of the victims of the devastating 2017 Las Vegas shooting.
4. And Elton John & Miley Cyrus Belted Out ‘Tiny Dancer’ Like Nobody’s Business
That song just does something to us.
5. When Ben Platt Perfectly Captured the Magic of Leonard Bernstein
The Dear Evan Hansen star’s rendition of “Somewhere” gave us all the feels…and then some.
6. And Patti Lupone’s Advice Was Not Heeded
The broadway legend sang “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” to pay tribute to Andrew Lloyd Weber, and try as we might, we weren’t able to stop the tears from flowing.
7. When Logic’s Closing Words Brought the House Down
After performing his song “1-800-273-8255” along with Alessia Cara and Khalid, the rapper used his platform to offer inspiring words to young people and those suffering from mental illness.
8. And Finally, When Kesha Delivered the Most Powerful Performance of the Night
The Grammy nominee moved the entire audience to tears with her emotional performance of her song, “Praying.” Joined by Cyndi Lauper, Camila Cabello, Andra Day, Bebe Rexha, Julia Michaels and the Resistance Revival Chorus, Kesha and Co. donned white outfits to pay tribute to the Time’s Up movement.