To "Early Show" Special Correspondent Damien Fahey the best performance was Pink's. The star, drenched with water, spun high above the crowd as she sang the haunting song, "Glitter in the Air."
Fahey said the performance was reminiscent of her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards.
"It was just absolutely incredible," he said of her Grammy show.
He added that a few celebrities told him Pink got them wet as she flew over the audience.
"They loved it. They were having a great time," he said. "They were totally impressed. I think they were just caught up in the moment."
Pink received a standing ovation.
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Another great moment, Fahey said, was the emotional tribute to Michael Jackson.
"By no means am I a Celine Dion fan," he said, "but I think her voice just sounded great. She really impressed me."
Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Carrie Underwood, and Smokey Robinson also performed in the tribute.
"His kids come up on stage and give that message of my dad's music was all about love," Fahey recalled. "I just thought that was, I thought there was a lot of love in the air, actually."
However, not everyone sounded so great on Grammy night.
Fahey said the duo performance of Taylor Swift and Stevie Nicks sounded good on paper, but didn't pan out so well on awards night.
The star power, Fahey said, was there, but the vocals, he said, "fell a little flat," and didn't have the punch that was expected.