We have had a week to digest the Grammy awards. So much to talk about and what is there to say? Basically Nicole Urban used the event as a way to garner her own PR. Music? Was that part of the evening? Not for Nicole. It was about being seen by a camera and hopefully making the tabloids later in the week - which she did to her husband’s detriment. We will get back to Mrs. Urban in a few minutes but let’s talk about something far more pleasant, Keith.
He was actually very good. Yes, he had some mike problems during the hastily put together Al Green segment. He played very well. Keith is looking quite good these days, too. I think he was allowed to dress himself and the silk suit without vest or tie led us all to think of the glorious past when Keith used to be able to go to the Grammy’s and not worry about the wife appendage. Yes, he often had a date at the awards shows but they usually sat down the row from him and the show was about the music and not the camera. Also, let's note Mr. Urban's very thin appearance. Seems he must be on some special diet since the holidays. Most of all for Keith, Sunday was all about the music. As much as some of us would like to kick his ass or put him down it was an honor for him to be asked to participate in the Al Green number. They could have asked John Mayer couldn't they? As for his performance with the guitar legends? A little too short but considering it was part of a memorial you can't really argue can you? The most important thing this did for Keith was to re-expose him to his peers. He hasn't been at the Grammy’s for a few years and in the music industry that is a long time.
Now back to Nicole. While almost anyone who is anyone was in London at the BAFTA'S, Nicole was sitting glumly, often with a seat filler next to her. Wouldn't they let you sit in the back Nicky? Just as well because we all got to see what a fine time she was having. Can you say bored out of her mind in another way? What you don't see in the still shots is how Mrs. Urban sat pouting and almost comatose throughout most of the show. When joined by her husband she at times would lash into him or ignore him. Often she would have to be prompted by her husband to stand or even applaud. The one time I do wish the cameras had shot to Nicole was when Keith was introducing his former "tour mate" Carrie Underwood. He seemed a little choked by it. I wonder how that went over?
Could someone please tell me how Urban and Nicole got front row seats again at the Grammy’s? Why? Keith was nominated, but for an award that was given earlier in the day. I see why Sir Paul and his new girlfriend got front row, but the two dropouts from Oz? That is one reason I believe the Grammy’s for Nicole weren't about Keith but about being seen as the dutiful wife/movie star. Yes, Nicole is trying to rebuild her image. Front row means that all those photo agencies will take a snap and put it on their web sites to be picked up by those internet sites that will talk about her all day. Nicole probably had no plans at all about attending. Keith more than likely didn't want her there and he did attend many pre-Grammy events alone. But three hours of being seen on television supporting your hubby, you can't get that with a phone call to publicist can you? But Nicole blew it big time when she posed with the other stars of music. You see she blew her cover, because Keith should be in the middle of the photo, not Nicole.
Nicole needs to remember to defer to her husband. Apparently at a post Grammy party, a very well known singer/actress approached Keith and chatted a while with him while Kidman sat there wondering why. She sat there until a photographer came up to the couple and as they got ready to pose, Kidman jumped between them.
Oh, and Nicole, Sir Paul actually does deserve to have you get your ass out of the chair and stand when he greets you. Keith got that why not you? Oops, I forgot. In your head you are even bigger than anyone in music, even Paul McCartney.