Lifestyle Style 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 By Kate Hogan Kate Hogan Instagram Twitter Kate Hogan is Director of Digital Specials and Features at PEOPLE. In her 14 years at the brand, she has covered everything from pets and babies to style and Sexiest Man Alive, interviewing celebrities including Céline Dion, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Evans. Currently, she oversees the creation of photo galleries that complement breaking news and major PEOPLE moments like The Beautiful Issue and 100 Reasons to Love America. She has offered expert celebrity commentary on Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. Before joining PEOPLE in 2008, Kate was an editorial assistant at Morris Visitor Publications. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication and resides outside of Chicago with her husband and three kids. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 13, 2012 05:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 08 BEST SONG SMACKDOWN: KATY PERRY Kevin Mazur/WireImage(2) “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 Mario Anzuoni/Reuters/Landov 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 Getty; Filmmagic; Wireimage 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 Wireimage (3) 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 Kevin Winter/Getty 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 Larry Busacca/Getty; Inset Danny Moloshok/Reuters/Landov 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 Mario Anzuoni/Reuters/Landov 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 Getty (3) 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.