Sidekick predicts winners for 52nd Grammys

By Chris Nguyen
Features Editor

Let’s not get anything confused. The Grammys are by and large the worst

Taylor Swift appears in the interview room at the 43rd Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday, May 18, 2008. (Fitzroy Barrett/Landov/MCT)

awards show of the four, otherwise known as the EGOT (Emmys, Grammys, Oscars, Tonys) by “30 Rock” fans. They are long, drawn-out and unlike the Oscars or even Emmys, do not try to even have street cred, going for the big industry singers and bands, like Beyonce.

However, I love awards show and the totally awesome Lady Gaga is a confirmed guest so count me in. Here are my predictions for this year’s ceremony.

Record of the Year
“Halo”
Beyonce

“I Gotta Feeling”
The Black Eyed Peas

“Use Somebody”
Kings of Leon

“Poker Face”
Lady Gaga

“You Belong With Me”
Taylor Swift

Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” is definitely my choice for Record of the Year, but EVERYONE loves Taylor Swift. Your friends, brother and even, grandma. And considering the age of Academy is 150 years old, Taylor Swift has this one for the win.

Song of the Year

“Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”
Beyonce

“Pretty Wings”
Maxwell

“Use Somebody”
Kings of Leon

“Poker Face”
Lady Gaga

“You Belong With Me”
Taylor Swift

Song of the Year goes to songwriters, which means if they really give to the best songwriting, Radiohead would own this. But Grammy goes for the easiest and most obviously songwriter-y song, so that leaves Taylor Swift again for the win because of the cute couplets and narrative  Swift weaves.

Album of the Year

I Am… Sasha Fierce
Beyonce

The E.N.D.
The Black Eyed Peas

The Fame
Lady Gaga

Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King
Dave Matthews Band

Fearless
Taylor Swift

So noticing any trend with the previous predictions? Yeah, the Grammys love Taylor Swift and what better way to reward her for her great year, her songs, her hits (maybe not her vocals). With over five millions in sales, the Grammys will reverse its recent trend of rewarding more obscure albums that lean toward the old bunch and give the big one to a fresh talent.

For the rest of the nominations, go to the Grammy site.