The show was one amazing performance after another. Lady Gaga’s leaps, Beyonce’s hair flinging struts and Pink’s circus-like water-drenched spinnings were stunning and unforgettable. If you want to be a star in today’s music world, you’d better be good in gym class too!

Ringo Starr walked out on the proscenium to present a GRAMMY and I realized it was the first time in my life I was in the same “room” as a Beatle. Earlier, I’d walked right past Tony Bennett.

I arrived at The GRAMMYs a nominee and I left a fan. How could we not appreciate the talent and organization, the attention to details of sight and sound and security that had to happen in order to pull off this most amazing concert … this most amazing weekend? The entire weekend was a peak experience that culminated in that riveting three and one-half hour extraordinary concert.

Some people have told me they’ve very disappointed I didn’t win. To be honest, I knew the odds of our winning were slim. I have no regrets about the outcome of the weekend. I knew at 10:00 PM on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, when I first learned about my nomination while checking my email in a motel room in Connecticut, that I was going to come home a winner, regardless of the final outcome.