Lorde was asked to sing at the Grammys last night (1/28) but not to sing any song off her nominated Album of the Year.
According to Variety, Lorde was only approached to perform with other artists during the tribute to the late Tom Petty. The song she was reportedly offered to sing was "American Girl."
Her mother sent out this Tweet the other day
Fans were not happy and Tweeted their displeasure.
So Sting gets TWO slots of air time but there was no room for Lorde? Ok #Grammys— Jessica Goodman (@jessgood) January 29, 2018
#GRAMMYs Watch: Lorde is the only album of the year nominee who was not invited to perform a solo set. Sting got to perform twice, including a song from 1987. And James Corden has been onscreen 157 minutes. Expert opinion: This is messed up. pic.twitter.com/443Bf9qysc— Aidin Vaziri (@MusicSF) January 29, 2018
things we apparently had time for that made there not enough time for Lorde to perform solo:— kelsey mckinney (@mckinneykelsey) January 29, 2018
-Scientist Sam Smith
-45 minute long James Cordon subway trash
-Comedy Grammy presented live
Back in New York, Grammy President Neil Portnoy avoided questions on if Lorde was actually invited to perform
#GRAMMYs prez Neil Portnow dodges whether @Lorde was actually invited to perform: "We can't have a performance from every nominee, what you saw was our best judgement on how to do that." pic.twitter.com/YUOJ4X9rrQ— Maeve McDermott (@maeve_mcdermott) January 29, 2018
Angry Grammys Viewers Have No Patience For Lorde Performance Snub https://t.co/vlACxHKgKF— Josh on the Radio (@JoshMRadio) January 29, 2018