Grammy winner Pink always delivers two things: vocals and acrobatics. But, on Sunday night’s Grammys, one of those things was conspicuously absent. The singer sang “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken,” from her latest album Beautiful Trauma – with her feet on the ground.
A lot of people noticed.
omg pink isn’t swinging in the ceiling I’m shocked
— 𝖆𝖚𝖘𝖙𝖎𝖓 (@imaustinbye) January 29, 2018
Breaking news: Pink … is on the ground. #grammys
— T.J. Holmes (@tjholmes) January 29, 2018
GET THIS: PINK, EXCEPT ON THE GROUND
— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) January 29, 2018
This is not my pink, my pink would be doing this rn pic.twitter.com/V5AEyNMzG9
— kim (@greatkimbino) January 29, 2018
me when pink stayed in one place during her whole performance without doing a front handspring step out, round off back handspring step out, round off back handspring, full twisting layout in the air pic.twitter.com/LjX2m8v3fG
— Christian Zamora (@Christian_Zamo) January 29, 2018
A Pink performance with no gymnastics or parachutes pic.twitter.com/4EIR5oYugi
— issa rae stan (@gyal_chester) January 29, 2018
Many people appreciated Pink’s performance, which was about raw talent and not theatrics.
Singing a song in 2018 about the world we live in is more daring than anything Pink could dangle from. Bravo @Pink #GRAMMYs
— Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead) January 29, 2018
No harnesses. No aerials. A powerful voice and a great song – backed up by spare searchlights and an ASL translator in the wings.
Pink goes minimalist for “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken.” It pays off. #Grammys
— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) January 29, 2018
When Pink took home the Video Vanguard Award at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, she made another moment without being in the sky. Her speech was a much-beloved eff you to gender norms.