You Voted: The Best and Worst of Grammys 2012

Katy's angsty anthem! Adele's return to the stage! See what you loved – and hated! – from our live blog flash polls

01 of 08

BEST SONG SMACKDOWN: KATY PERRY

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“Mean” has some bite, but it was performance of her new single, “Part of Me,” that earned props from 76% of you for its triumphant, I’m-fine-without-you message.

02 of 08

PERFORMANCE WORTH THE HYPE: ADELE

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Lots of pressure, lots of buzz – and major delivery. Adele’s return to the stage following months of vocal rest and a serious surgery was worth the wait: 97% of you called her heartfelt rendition of “Rolling in the Deep” “amazing.”

03 of 08

SPARKLIEST STAR: CARRIE UNDERWOOD

SPARKLIEST STAR: CARRIE UNDERWOOD
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Sure it was Adele’s night, but stole a bit of her sparkle – at least on the red carpet. The country crooner’s Gomez-Gracia column was your favorite glimmering gown (with 57% of the vote), while Adele’s Armani earned 23% and Taylor Swift’s Zuhair Murad got 14% of votes.

04 of 08

BIGGEST FASHION MISS: NICKI MINAJ

BIGGEST FASHION MISS: NICKI MINAJ
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The best new artist nominee ruffled a few feathers with her somewhat controversial getup – and 66% of you thought it was the night’s worst look. daring Jean Paul Gaultier came in second place with 17% of the vote, and Robyn’s funky white look took 12%.

05 of 08

MOST TOUCHING MOMENT: LL'S PRAYER

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Tasked with boosting the crowd while also honoring Whitney Houston, host LL Cool J started the show with a prayer in the late singer’s honor, a touching tribute that 93% of you found “perfect and poignant.”

06 of 08

WORST PERSON TO SIT BEHIND: NICKI MINAJ

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You didn’t like Nicki’s outfit – and you didn’t want to be near it, either. A whopping 67% of you said you wouldn’t want to be stuck behind the rapper’s big red hood during the show … meaning that you would’ve rather been peering around Deadmau5’s big ears.

07 of 08

WORST NON-SINGER: CHRIS BROWN

WORST NON-SINGER: CHRIS BROWN
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The R&B star impressed with his dance moves, but 92% of you were mad at for lip-syncing during his performance of “Turn Up the Music” and “Beautiful People.”

08 of 08

HOTTEST GRAMMY GUY: ADAM LEVINE

HOTTEST GRAMMY GUY: ADAM LEVINE
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He’s got the “Moves Like Jagger” – and a slick suit, too! Maroon 5’s Adam Levine looked the best in his black tie, according to 31% of readers, with and tying for runner-up with each sexy man taking 22% of the vote.

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