Trevor Noah returned for a 3rd time to host Sunday’s 65th Grammy Awards, which had been again in Los Angeles after final yr’s stint in Las Vegas.
“It’s the best city in the world, if you ignore a few other cities,” Noah quipped on the high of the present earlier than introducing an electrical opening efficiency by Bad Bunny. The Puerto Rican rapper kicked issues off with an explosive medley of “El Apagon“/”Despues de la Playa,” main a colourful troupe of dancers by means of Crypto.com Arena and getting stars like Taylor Swift and Jack Harlow out of their seats.
As for Noah, the dig about L.A. was about as edgy as he obtained. The former late-night host launched into his monologue after Bad Bunny’s efficiency, allotting a slew of father jokes and enjoying it secure with the folks he referred to as out.
“Every time I listen to him, I get hips I never knew I had. That album is so fire, it makes Trump want to learn Spanish,” Noah mentioned.
“My job is to be your eyes, your ears. I’ll be floating around this room. Think of me like a Chinese spy balloon, that’s what I’m doing right now, gathering all the information you want,” he added, referring to the suspicious flying object the U.S. shot down off Carolina coast a day earlier.
Noah then poked enjoyable at himself as he name-checked Beyoncé.
“Beyoncé is nominated for her album Renaissance, which by the way, is better than anything from the actual Renaissance, in my opinion. The Renaissance was just pictures of grapes and stuff; Beyoncé took it up another level. In fact, I was so inspired by the lyrics of ‘Break My Soul’ that I actually quit my job,” Noah quipped. He departed The Daily Show after seven years in December.
“Harry Styles is here tonight, everybody. … I mean, what can you say about this man that hasn’t been said? Incredible album, mind-blowing tour,” Noah declared. “Women throw their panties at this man, and then he puts them on, and he looks better in them than they do! Easily the world’s sexiest man. There is no competition.”
Noah referred to as Styles the “sex symbol of the globe.”
“Especially now since they killed off the Green M&M, no competition,” the tv character continued, calling out the latest M&Ms spokecandies controversy. “RIP, Green, we miss you.”
Noah wrapped issues up with a cute bit that includes Adele and Dwayne Johnson. The Grammys host defined how when he researched among the evening’s nominees, like Adele, he discovered how she at all times needed to fulfill The Rock.
“This is one of the strangest things I found out — the person that Adele has always wanted to meet, but never has, is Dwayne Johnson. You’ve never met him? And then I found out that he’s a huge fan of yours, too,” Noah defined, earlier than bringing out the Black Adam star. “Adele, meet The Rock. The Rock, meet Adele. First time ever!”