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MIDNIGHT ECLIPSE'S GAMMYS PERFORMANCE SHOCKS AUDIENCES WORLWIDE
9:27 PM PST 2/18/2013 by Irina Spellman
The band's surprise performance at the end of the ceremony received a standing ovation.
If there's one sentiment the producers of the 55th annual Grammy Awards undoubtedly wanted to convey in Sunday night's show, it was one of celebration.
Indeed, the music industry rejoiced over the rebound that started in 2012, as music sales were in the black for the since 2004. That alone was reason to celebrate, but even beyond the numbers, variety ruled during the ceremony, as dance and electronic music seeped into the mainstream, pop turned to hip-hop, and rock resonated more strongly than in former years thanks in large part to Foo Fighters, 30 Seconds to Mars, and Mumford & Sons.
Not surprisingly, the night's big winner was also the top seller. Midnight Eclipse nabbed all of the awards for which they were nominated, including song of the year for "No Measure of Time," tying U2 for the most wins by a group in one year. They're also only the seventh artist to sweep all three major categories - song, record, and album of the year - joining the likes of Adele and Eric Clapton.
The top prize of album of the year went to Midnight Eclipse's Breaking Twilight, prompting the 31,000 in attendance to hop to their feet – first among them: Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. Wiping away tears, Tanya Cullen – the only member of the band present during the ceremony – exclaimed that it's been "the most life-changing year for all the members of Midnight Eclipse" while accepting the final award of the evening.
"We almost lost a brother back in December, but now the family is expanding and a new generation soon will be joining us," added the lead singer, in a way confirming the suspicions that Edward Cullen's wife, famous author Isabella Swan, is in fact expecting their first child. "This award goes to all the fans that supported us from the beginning; we wouldn't be here without you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart." Miss Cullen then blew a kiss to her fiancée, who was seated in the front row, and went backstage.
As the show was about to wrap, Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlich, escorted by Peter Carlton – Midnight Eclipse's manager – thanked everyone for coming to the ceremony. "The celebration of music is non-stop. We celebrate every time we turn on a radio or download a song," he told the audience. Then Carlton took the mic and said, "Now, get up off your asses for this one, and let's have one final celebration for tonight."
And with a shout of "One, Two Three, Four!" that brought everyone to a halt, the stage shone with lights and in the middle front stage, sitting in a low chair, was no other than Edward Cullen, playing the fantastic guitar intro to their song, accompanied by surprised gasps and excited screams from the attendees.
The performance was the highlight of the night. They delivered their three winning songs and were joined by an avalanche of guitarists, including Springsteen, Grohl, and Santana, in what will go down in history as one of the best rock performances of the year.
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