The performance honored the 40th anniversary of the group's seminal Saturday Night Fever soundtrack and opened with Lovato embracing her inner disco diva as she belted "Stayin' Alive." Kelly took the stage next and, strapped with a guitar, added some arena grandiosity to the disco flare of "Tragedy" (the 1979 cut was not originally on Saturday Night Fever, but later appeared in the musical adaptation).
Little Big Town followed with a gorgeous performance of "How Deep Is Your Love," with the country group creating a lush mix of harmonies while the Bee Gees' Barry Gibb sang along in the crowd. Day took the stage next and wailed through a stunning rendition of "Night Fever" before all the performers returned to the stage for a final refrain of "Stayin' Alive." John Travolta, who earlier introduced Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood, was conspicuously absent for the performance.
Along with the Grammy Awards tribute, the Recording Academy and CBS will host a full concert special, "Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees," February 14th. Lovato, Kelly, Day and Little Big Town will all perform, along with Celine Dion, John Legend, Nick Jonas, Pentatonix and surviving Bee Gee Barry Gibb.
Of the performers in the Bee Gees tribute at the Grammy Awards, only Lovato was up for any trophies, earning a nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album for her album Confident.
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Demi Lovato, Tori Kelly & More Honor The Bee Gees With Killer Tribute
Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, and Philip Sweet of Little Big Town, Demi Lovato, Andra Day, and Tori Kelly perform onstage during The 59th Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 12, 2017 in Los Angeles.
The Grammys went disco for a moment Sunday night (Feb. 12), with a Bee Gees tribute led by quite the powerful vocalists.
Kicking off with the legendary group's biggest hit, "Stayin' Alive," Demi Lovato led a glitter-filled montage of some of the BeeGees best tunes. Tori Kelly continued the impressive talent with an electric guitar-amplified version of "Tragedy," with Little Big Town then joining in for "How Deep Is Your Love" and Andra Day adding to the vibes with "Night Fever" -- all while Barry Gibb proudly watched on.
After everyone got their chance to do the BeeGees some serious justice for the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Fever, all the tribute artists came together for one last rendition of "Stayin' Alive." Who would've thought that 21st-century disco could sound so great?
Grammys 2017: Demi Lovato, Tori Kelly, Little Big Town and Andra Day perform in tribute to the Bee Gees
The 40th anniversary of the Bee Gees' disco classic, "Saturday Night Fever" was celebrated at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in a tribute performance.
Artists Demi Lovato, Tori Kelly, Little Big Town and Andra Day performed renditions of various Bee Gees hits on the Grammy stage.
The 59th annual Grammy Awards was hosted by James Corden at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and aired on Sunday, Feb. 12 on CBS.