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Taylor Swift's Grammy Performance - Watch Now!

Taylor Swift's Grammy Performance - Watch Now!

Taylor Swift takes to the stage at the 2012 Grammy Awards held at Staples Center on Sunday (February 12) in Los Angeles.

The 22-year-old country cutie performed her song “Mean” during the show.

Earlier in the evening, Taylor picked up the awards for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance for “Mean”. She was also nominated for Best Country Album for Speak Now, but lost out to Lady Antebellum‘s Own The Night.

Taylor walked the red carpet in a gorgeous Zuhair Murad dress earlier that night.


Taylor Swift: Grammys Performance 2012
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  • rebecca

    best country song? the lyrics sound like a nursery rhyme. i guess taylor would call me mean. idgaf taylor. the song is simple & juvenile.

  • hjvfyuu

    the whole surprised look lost its cute factor about the first dozen times.

  • K

    Did Taylor Swift have that barricade built for her performance’s backdrop because she DID NOT get the role in Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables? LOL Guess she thinks he’s MEAN.

  • Audrey

    I thought she was trying to channel Katniss and hunger games

  • so tired of this mess

    Nice to see that Taylor “Not So” Swift is finding out about live auto-tune. It is a shame that she still writes songs to attack people. Guess since she chased off all her boyfriends she is reduced to attacking people who recognize her lack of talent. She does not deserve even a quarter of the awards she gets, but it is the same out story…Don’t kick the puppy… Most of her fame is from people’s pity. Poor Taylor…Let’s make her feel better about herself…. This is where music is going folks, so don’t be shocked in a few years when it is all in the toilet, er I mean a few more months…. Wake up you tone deaf sheeple…

  • Skys

    This was the worst performance of the night.

  • la la

    HATERS GON HATE! TSWIFT WAS AMAZING! SHE IS AMAZING. SO HATERS CAN GOOOO. BYE! i love you taylor!!!

  • Sara

    That was what she brought to the table …?????

  • Weetie

    She can’t handle legitimate criticism, or tolerate people asking why so much is handed to her when there are so many better performers. So I guess if you aren’t a fan you are a liar, pathetic loser etc. I used to sort of like her. After hearing this song I now understand why some people hate her.

  • pickles

    I agree, Sara!!! She was embarrassing. I have to wonder how she can go out on a stage after watching all those really talented people perform and think she is their equal. She is manufactured in Nashville and L.A. where song doctors re write her ditties. She should be writing verses for greeting cards. She can’t sing and she strums her banjo and her guitar like a 10th grader. Sometimes people aren’t being mean, they’re being honest.

  • Asha

    Love her and that song is AMAZING. But I totally agree with the surprised look. I just want to smack that expression right off her face. By now she has to know that everyone loves her and loves her music.

  • @Rose&Sage

    I like her but I was embarrassed when she started pulling out the dramatic faces and dance moves. On a good note, sounds like she’s had some vocal lessons recently. By far better than her performance with Stevie Nicks.

  • A

    When she did that Mick Jagger move I laughed and cringed at the same time lol

  • A

    And I can’t believe she’s my age!! She acts like a 17 year old and other people treat her like that, she’s 22!

  • nicky

    Worst performance, and worst dressed of the night! When will the music industry realize what a waste of space Taylor is and that she belongs in the back woods of the south! P.S. I can see her marrying one of her cousins in the future!!!

  • JenniM

    It was okay. I too am tired of her LOOK AT ME I’M SURPRISED THAT I’M GREAT SO I’LL DROP OPEN MY MOUTH look. At least a real singer won this year. Was Taylor nominated in anything other than country?

  • Lulu

    Adele >>> Tay Swift .

  • Demi

    I loved the performance!! It was great! The production set, and wardrobe fit the song imo. I don’t know what y’all are talking about. She bagged 2/3 grammys tonight. Haters can have several seats to the left. P.S. I loved her red carpet dress! She looked FLAWLESS!

  • Kathy

    I love this performance! Congrats Taylor on winning 2 Grammys

  • Kathy

    @Weetie: That’s a stupid comment. When did she say every person who didn’t appreciate her music was automatically mean? She wrote this song about a critic who went too far, and if you bothered to look into it, you’d know several other music bloggers agreed. Know your facts before you speak.

  • mya

    People love to hate on taylor. I think she did great. Her outfit goes with the song..kind of the whole point of it… she was awesome!

  • Dia

    @Kathy:

    I looked into it. Bob Lefsetz was definitely not “too mean”, and other music bloggers didn’t “agree” with him. She’s just really immature with this song, and keeps pulling up the same drama over and over again.

    Besides, if this performance was supposed to “prove” herself – she really didn’t do a good job of showcasing any vocal skills she’s meant to have.

    Sorry if that’s too “Mean”.

  • http://justineelim.tumblr.com Justine

    one of her very bests

  • Teresa

    YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!

  • Addison Timlin

    @so tired of this mess: Writing a whole paragraph judging how a country singer should live her life. You’re so cool.

  • http://TrinityJimenez3 Trinity J

    She isnt trying to impress anybody. Shes not tryna be over the top, shes singing her songs how she wants to and is doing it while remaining wholesome and not offending anybody. Just like Adele. And yeaahh i know Adele has a waay better voice, although i still love taylors voice too. If you people want to bitch at someone bitch at nickis performance, that was some bad shit.

  • Lissa

    I am looking forward to the day I can say “Hey, that Taylor Swift song doesn’t sound like every other song she’s done.” Sadly, not yet.

  • RB

    taylor swift is the best and all you haters are jealous

  • Rick borden

    Never saw a 6-string banjo before. I think it was a guitar rigged up to look like a banjo, probably because she doesn’t know how to play the real thing.

  • TSF

    @so tired of this mess:
    Go for check up you blindy. She does not need to sing the way you think it should be. You do not know well about music. I did not mean that her songs is the best and only direction but please, if you can’t understand it just shut your bitchy mouth.

  • Huh?

    Taylor can play 20+ different instruments. Her voice sounded amazing and her performance was great. Why y’all so mean? Jealous?

  • G M1y

    I thought SHE was Great, the performance was Great and all her music is Great !
    What do some people want??
    I could listen to her ALL day.
    I think by winning two grammy’s speaks for itself.
    Keep it up Tay “13″ Swift

  • Bunny

    What is wrong with her surprised look? Maybe she’s genuinely surprised each time she is applauded! I’d be willing to bet that if she just smiled and bowed, some of you would still complain that she’s all full of herself and has lost her humility. Be true to yourself, Taylor! It will be fun to see you grow. Just remember that adult doesn’t equal tart. :) It makes me sad to see lovely young women “grow up” flashy and trashy.

  • Dia

    @Rick borden:

    Exactly. She can’t play the real thing…

  • http://www.parkertakesabullet.com Joe

    She’s cute. Nice song. Good art direction.

  • Taylor

    i cant believe people are annoyed by her humble reaction. do you want her to stand up there like a diva, acting like shes the greastest thing since sliced bread? shes adorable and down to earth despite all her success. some people just love to hate her.

  • Porky

    so happy i grew up in the 60′s and 70′s b/c the kids today gotta listen to this crap, sad for them !

  • musicfan

    That’s not a banjo,it’s called a banjitar..

  • Salce

    @so tired of this mess:Yes, please grace us with your immense wisdom on the comments section of this article stating how you think this music industry’s gone to shit. Unless you’ve put out 3 albums and have won numerous awards, you don’t have the right to criticize anyone.

  • redherring

    she is cute and simple. she isn’t trying to be anything else.

  • musicfan

    She plays the banjo when she sings our song live!

  • Sean

    Meh. All her songs sound exactly the same. And enough of the “OMG! I can’t believe you guys are giving me an ovation” reaction, Taylor. Got old the 4th time you did it. Where is Kanye when you need him most?

  • SwiftyAndProud

    Okay, first of all, congrats Taylor, I’m so proud of you!

    Taylor did amazing, I really don’t get what you all are criticizing? She looked stunning and she sounded amazing!

    Oh, and her stunned look? C’mon people! She got STANDING OVATION! At the GRAMMY’S!! It wasn’t fans like at her concerts it was by names bigger than hers. If that’s not impressing I don’t know what is.

    She has 6 Grammy awards in her bag now, and over a hundred awards in general.

    Taylor is fully aware that her voice isn’t perfect. “You have pointed out my flaws again, as if I don’t already see them”. I get that not everyone likes her, I mean, NO ONE is liked my absolutely everyone, but you can still be respectful. So many the people who write on boards like this ARE plain Mean. Get a grip guys, you can hide behind your computer screen and write Mean things, but could you go up to her and say it to her, or one of her Swifties faces if you got the chance? I think not.

    I must say though, that the new background singers on this performance didn’t really work for me. You couldn’t hear Liz or Caitlin’s voices at all, the one with the darker voice really drowned them out.

  • Nick

    Its not about those people who aren’t her fans…its actually about a crtic who kept bashing her…she’s not the best vocal performer…but she’s really improved…If only people gave her a chance.
    Plus this song (“Mean”) is a great empowerment anthem against bullies…Guess that’s what she was aiming at….and not to those people who aren’t her fans.
    Critics say she’s best when she connects with her country roots…so I guess the outfit and performance of “Mean” was just to achieve that.
    Plus…idk what Adele had to do with this post so I don’t get why people put “Adele >>>>> Taylor Swift”… she wrote a whole ALBUM ABOUT ONE SINGLE GUY!!!!! (and they say TAylor sings about the same thing)…She’s just more superior vocally…BUT, on that note:
    Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood >>>>>>>> Adele.

  • Devereaux Yvet

    That’s how we do it ya’ll!

    Love how she dropped in “Singing this at the Grammys”. Just marvelous, absolutely marvelous!

  • Sam Pique

    She was perfect and a very pretty 22 years old . Would love my wife to have the same looks come guys dont be RUDE thanks

  • Taylor is FEARLESS

    People can say all they want about Taylor but she deserves her place there. She works so hard to get where she is now and you honestly can’t say anything mean about her, she is just a beautiful person inside and out. She does that face all the time, she does it with the band she loves so much who are all thankful to be where they are today. She may not sing like Adele, just like the majority of the singers there can’t but Taylor can sing and there’s no denying that. She came from a tiny, unknown record label, wrote all of her songs, sung all of them and that proves just how excellent she is to have come this far. If she was ‘terrible’ or whatever people are saying, she would have gotten nowhere with the record label she’s with. Give her some respect. Ok, criticism is good, we all learn from constructive criticism but there is no point making harsh and unwanted comments saying she has no talent. She can play a variety of instruments, can sing almost any style, can act, can write… I don’t really see any of you ‘haters’ doing any of this and getting somewhere in life. But then again, the amount of haters she has compared to the amount of true and faithful fans she has, you’re all just a couple of ants in a playground. So have fun on missing out on one of the most fearless rides yet with Taylor, you haters really don’t understand what you’re missing with her, and to be honest, I pity you all.

    And also Taylor looked absolutely stunning at the Grammys and 2/3 awards… I couldn’t be happier!:)

  • stan

    Haha…Taylor winning another set of Grammy awards and getting people mad. Priceless.

    Great performance from The Queen! She looked great as well! :)

  • KittyPurry

    @Huh?: stop calling people jealous! Not everyone who says something about taylor is “mean” or “jealous”. stop it. HOW OLD ARE SWIFTIES? 15? like the grand queen Taylor swift, all of her fans seem to get so defensive over comments. Makes me hate her even more. I am SO happy she didnt get nominated for the big awards, she won best country song and solo, BUT she didnt win best country album? wonder why.. oh yea, she isnt country and she isnt the best. She wasnt included in the big 4? because she isn’t good enough.

    FYI, the guy she wrote about in “mean”, actually commented about her grammy performance, he said “still can;t sing” That’s right. she cannot sing, but tht’s not why i dislike her. I dislike her pretentious image, i dislike her shocked face, i dislike her fake manufactured image, and most of all… i HATE Her obsessed fans. I guarantee you, if her fans werent so mean, taylor would have wayyyy less haters

  • ash

    @Lissa

    Guess you havent heard “Safe and Sound” yet :/

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