AceShowbiz - Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr. are among the stars to take the stage at the 2022 Grammys. During the show's In Memoriam, the pair performed a Stephen Sondheim medley along with Ben Platt and Rachel Zegler to honor the late composer, who passed away in November 2021 at the age of 91.
Dressed in black, Ben kicked off the tribute by singing "Not a Day Goes By" from "Merrily We Roll Along". Cynthia and Leslie later hit the stage to perform "Send in the Clowns" from 1973's "A Little Night Music".
A number of musicians who passed away in the past year were displayed at that moment. They included Meat Loaf, Jim Steinmann, Biz Markie, Betty Davis, Charlie Watts, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Young Dolph, Mark Lanegan, Vicente Fernandez as well as DMX.
Rachel then joined Cynthia and Leslie for "Somewhere (There's a Place for Us)" from her movie "West Side Story". Towards the end of the performance, the "Dear Evan Hansen" actor joined the trio in the center of the stage, before all of them sang as an ensemble.
The In Memoriam segment was first kicked off with a tribute to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who died unexpectedly on March 25 at the age of 50. Before the telecast section, the late rocker received a special video montage tribute which was introduced by host Trevor Noah.
The 64th Grammy Awards also saw Lady GaGa paying tribute to her recent collaborator, Tony Bennett. After a pre-taped video from the 95-year-old was showcased, the "House of Gucci" actress vamped it up with a "Love for Sale" performance. She belted out the jazzy tune alone while smiling and dancing around in a strapless blue gown.
Not stopping there, GaGa sang another Tony collaborative track, "Do I Love You." After concluding her performance at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, the "Poker Face" hitmaker said, "I love you Tony, we miss you." The Sunday night was special for the two stars as they won the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical awards for "Love for Sale".