GRAMMY Awards organisers have apologised for sound issues that were caused by the music not being very good.
Viewers complained after performances by Adele, Justin Bieber and Pitbull during which something seemed to be fundamentally wrong.
A Grammys spokesman said: “We apologise to anyone watching at home who experienced unexpected levels of mediocrity.
“We strive to bring your the very best performances but obviously we have to balance that with the economic needs of vast entertainment corporations.
“Their relentless pursuit of the lowest common denominator can result in a cold, machine-like kind of song that is not especially fun or pleasing, especially when performed live.”
Taylor Swift received the Best Album award for 1989, a musical sequel to George Orwell’s novel 1984 about a factory worker living under a totalitarian regime who is imprisoned for having a sleepover with her BFF.