At 8:30 we've had so far...
1) A so-so opening performance of U2's "Get on Your Boots," which isn't setting the world on fire.
2) Whitney Houston's return to the public eye. She looks great but sounds odd. She presented Jennifer Hudson with the Best R&B Album Grammy Award. Hudson seemed genuinely honored to win and to receive the award from Houston.
3) A great performance from Coldplay that started with just Chris Martin at piano singing "Lost," (which was lovely--I'd like to hear the whole song done on just piano) joined briefly by Jay-Z, before firing up the whole band for "Viva la Vida."