Olivia Rodrigo took the stage at the 2024 Grammy Awards, delivering a mesmerizing performance of her hit song “Vampire.” Clad in a striking red gown set against a backdrop of crimson florals, Rodrigo’s theatrical presentation featured the singer immersed in artificial blood, creating a visually stunning and emotionally charged display.
Expressing her affinity for singing about rage in a recent interview with the Associated Press, Rodrigo shared her belief that music allows her to convey aspects of herself that may be challenging to discuss in everyday life. Describing the experience as therapeutic, Rodrigo embraced the opportunity to unleash her emotions through her performance.
During the rendition of “Vampire,” Rodrigo made a dramatic move, withdrawing her hand from the standing microphone and revealing her wrist coated in fake blood for the cameras. As the performance unfolded, artificial blood splattered across her arms, chest, collarbones, and attire, adding a theatrical flair to the captivating spectacle. The singer’s infusion of theater and a nod to Twilight fandom added an extra layer of allure to the performance.
Rodrigo’s Grammy night was not only marked by her riveting performance but also by her six nominations, including coveted categories like Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year. The artist’s impressive presence at the awards sets the stage for her upcoming GUTS World Tour, where she will share the stage with PinkPantheress, Remi Wolf, Chappell Roan, and The Breeders, kicking off in Palm Springs on February 23 and extending through August, with confirmed stops in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
In addition to her musical prowess, Rodrigo made a fashion statement on the Grammy Awards red carpet, paying homage to Versace’s spring 1995 collection with a vintage sequined gown. The floor-length dress, adorned with metal rings, sheer sequins, and a gradient pattern of red beads, showcased Rodrigo’s fashion-forward sensibilities. Her makeup, featuring winged eyeliner and an ombre red lip, complemented the gown’s embellishments, while free waves in a side part completed her elegant look.
Rodrigo’s fashion choices reflect a penchant for retro styles, which is evident in her previous appearances donning vintage garments. With monochromatic colors and glistening accents, she aligns with current fashion trends, infusing her twist into the ever-evolving world of celebrity fashion.
The 2024 Grammy Awards, hosted by comedian Trevor Noah, celebrated the year’s musical achievements with standout performances by artists such as Billie Eilish, SZA, Rodrigo, and Dua Lipa. The Recording Academy also bestowed Lifetime Achievement Awards upon Donna Summer, N.W.A., Tammy Wynette, and Gladys Knight, adding to the evening’s illustrious celebration of musical excellence.