Faulty commercial endorses inaccurate performers

The Grammys will be held on Feb. 15, the first time airing on a Mon., taking advantage of the Presidents day weekend. It will air on CBS and is at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Kendrick Lamar is nominated for the most Grammys this year at 11 and Taylor Swift and the Weeknd are tied for second with seven.

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The Grammys will be held on Feb. 15, the first time airing on a Mon., taking advantage of the President’s day weekend. It will air on CBS and is at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Kendrick Lamar is nominated for the most Grammys this year at 11 and Taylor Swift and the Weeknd are tied for second with seven.

Taylor Close, Staff Writer

The best part of the super bowl for non-football fans is always the commercials, so every commercial counts. One that has been talked about since then in the one promoting the Grammys this weekend.
Sophomore Melinda Looney said, “I always love watching the commercials every year because you see something from everywhere, from movie trailers to promotions of shows like the Grammy’s to many car commercials.”
The reason this commercial is getting publicity is not because it was funny or shocking, but because of the fact that it is plain wrong.
Looney said, “I can’t imagine how someone can get the names of performers wrong? It isn’t like there aren’t other highly acclaimed performers set to appear, so I don’t even see the appeal of name dropping.”
Some of the artists named in the commercial to be seen in the first hour, like Drake, Ariana Grande, and Selena Gomez, are not set as performers for this weekend’s show.
Artists that are on the set list of performers for the Feb. 15 show include Adele, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, as well as the Broadway cast of Hamilton.
Looney said, “I am looking forward to the Grammy’s this year because I actually know a lot of the nominations and can be more involved by rooting for my favorite performers.”