Harry Styles called crew members to check they were OK after the stage that he was performing on at the 2023 Grammy Awards spun in the wrong direction.
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That’s according to Grammys set designer Julio Himede, who told the BBC’s Eurovisioncast podcast that Styles was courteous and didn’t criticise technicians for the mishap.
Styles “called the team in charge to make sure they were OK,” Himede said.
At the 65th Annual Awards in Los Angeles on February 5, Styles and his dancers were forced to “reverse” their routine live onstage after the revolving stage malfunctioned.
The pop star sang his 2022 hit single ‘As It Was’ and was due to mirror the song’s official video by presenting Styles on spinning turntable alongside a group of backing dancers.
The pop star sang his 2022 hit single ‘As It Was’ at the 65th Annual Awards in Los Angeles, California last Sunday (February 5).
Himede added that the mishap “was heartbreaking”.
“In rehearsals his performance was so polished. I was sitting there admiring how amazing Harry and his dancers were to just run with it and cope with it. To continue the performance live and all of a sudden think, ‘I have to just go in reverse now’, is quite incredible.”
Himede added that incidents like that why multiple rehearsals are so important for live television, as he went on to discuss his next big project: the set design for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest.
Meanwhile, in other Styles news, Shania Twain has released an official cover of his song ‘Fallen’.
The track, released as part of the singer’s Spotify Sings session on March 15, is also accompanied by Twain’s cover of the Howlin’ Wolf song ‘Spoonful’ and the title track of her recent album, ‘Queen Of Me’.
Twain said of her ‘Falling’ cover in a statement to Stereogum: “I just fell in love with ‘Falling’. I love Harry Styles anyway and his version of the song really moved me and I wanted to try it on. It came out more emotional than I thought it would and I was very pleased – I can kind of hear my pain in it.”