65th Miss Universe Coronation Night Live Blog

Miss Universe contestants visit Baguio in the Philippines (Via Miss Universe)

Good morning Philippines and good evening New York! Amiciness went on a vacation leave today but not to travel. I skipped the office to live blog the 65th Miss Universe live from SM MOA Arena, Manila, Philippines (*channels inner Ariella Arida*). I spent the night watching Miss Universe specials of Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho to Gandang Pinay (hosted by Miriam Quiambao). HAHA! Needless to say, I’m all pumped up to know who will be the next Miss Universe. Good luck to all 86 beautiful ladies!

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65th Miss Universe candidates wearing the color of the year and Amiciness’ official color (Via Miss Universe)

Word has it that instead of 12 semi-finalists, 13 ladies will be chosen to move on to the next round. The 13th finalist would be candidate with the most number of Twitter and app votes, which totaled to 213 million votes world wide as of yesterday. I’m not an expert in pageants but here are my personal faves. *update* I just noticed that many of them are from asian countries. HAHA. Go Asia!

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57th Grammy Awards: The Amiciness Live-Blog

The 57th Grammy AwardsAmiciness is going to be live-blogging the 57th Grammy Awards here starting at 9:00 A.M. Philippine time. Tune in to this post for live blog updates on the winners and the performances.

Check out the full list of performers.

Ahead of the main show, these Grammy Award winners were announced:

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Say Something” — A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera

Best Dance Recording: “Rather Be” — Clean Bandit (Grace Chatto & Jack Patterson, producers; Wez Clarke & Jack Patterson, mixers) Yey Fandits!

Best R&B Song: “Drunk In Love” — Beyoncé ft Jay Z (Carter, Diaz, Fisher, Harmon, Knowles, Mosely, Proctor & Soko, songwriters)

Best Song Written for Visual Media: “Let It Go” — Idina Menzel (Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters)

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella: “Daft Punk” — Pentatonix (Ben Bram, Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado & Kevin Olusola, arrangers)

AC/DC opens the show with a medley of their classic rock hits, including Highway To Hell.

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