The GRAMMYs Amazing Salute To The Bee Gees

View of the cover of the soundtrack album from the film 'Saturday Night Fever,' 1977. Published by RSO Records, the album's jacket features a large, framed portrait of Australian pop group the Bee Gees as they overlook a photo of American actor John Travolta as he strikes a pose on a colored disco dance floor. (Photo by Blank Archives/Getty Images)

The long anticipated GRAMMYs celebration of the Bee Gees lived up to the hype last night on CBS TV. 

"Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees,” celebrated the 40th anniversary of “Saturday Night Fever.” The show wasted no time opening with a medley that featured Demi Lovato performing “Stayin’ Alive,” Tori Kelly singing “Tragedy,” Little Big Town performing “How Deep Is Your Love,” Andra Day performing “Night Fever.”

John Travolta then came on stage, dressed in a white jacket with black lapel, and broke out into his best “Saturday Night Fever” move before saluting the evening’s honorees.

Performance highlights of the night included:

  • Keith Urban performing 1967’s “To Love Somebody”
  • Ed Sheeran tackling “Massachusetts,” with just a guitar and two back up singers
  • John Legend performing “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart,” with Stevie Wonder on harmonica
  • Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett pairing up for the Dolly Parton/Kenny Rogers hit “Islands in the Stream,” which the Bee Gees wrote
  • Celine Dion, virtually in tears before her performance of “Immortality”
  • Joe Jonas reaching those Bee Gees high notes for DNCE performance of “Night Fever”
  • Demi Lovato performing “If I Can’t Have You”
  • Jason DeRulo performing “More Than A Woman,” with Tavares the group that originally recorded the tune
  • Andra Day performing a soulful version of “Love So Right”
  • Nick Jonas taking on the Andy Gibb classic “I Want To Be Your Everything”
  • Pentatonix performing “Too Much Heaven”
  • Katharine McPhee performing “Emotion”

And after a night of all these great performances, the show ended with the crowd up on their feet for Barry Gibb, the only living Bee Gee, who performed “Jive Talkin’” and "You Should Be Dancing," followed by “Stayin’ Alive," with all the night's performers coming out on stage to join him.

Source: Dr. Dave's Ultimate Prep

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