Harry Styles took home two Grammys this year, including Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for his album “Harry’s House.” During the ceremony, the singer performed his hit single “As It Was,” but not everyone was aware of a major flaw that occurred on stage.
According to Variety, the special performance was inspired by the song’s official music video, which features the former One Direction member and his backup dancers dancing in a large revolving disc. The dancers took to social media a day after the ceremony to reveal the set malfunction.
Choreographer Dexter Da Rocha, who uses the pronouns “they/them,” explained in a TikTok video that there were 12 dancers on the platform and that they rehearsed for more than a week in order to deliver the performance flawlessly by sliding down the turntable and running across each other.
They praised Styles’ performance, saying he “did such a good job integrating into it” while singing the song.
They rehearsed the revolving disc several times without issue, even during the dress rehearsal, hours before the show went live.
However, during the broadcast, the turntable began spinning in the opposite direction, which caused chaos.
Da Rocha went on to explain how the dancers were able to pull off the performance despite the on-the-spot changes:
“Since it’s circular it pulls you in different directions and it’s such a special type of balance so we got accustomed to one-way and it was the opposite way so luckily we worked together and did our best and got to one cool formation.”
Dancer Brandon Mathis, on the other hand, explained the dilemma on his Instagram account, sharing the same issues. He later shared photos from the event and dedicated the post to Yoann Bourgeois, the event’s artistic director.
As of this writing, Harry Styles has yet to comment on the on-stage mishap that occurred during his Grammy Awards performance.
In other news, Liam Payne congratulated his friend on his Grammy wins by sharing a photo of the pop star holding his award, saying he deserved every “millisecond of that moment.”
Niall Horan, on the other hand, shared a photo of what appears to be the view of the Crypto.com Arena on his television while Styles was accepting the award, writing, with a heart emoji:
“very proud @harrystyles”