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Harry Styles’s “As It Was” Grammys Performance Received Some Mixed Reactions, And I’m Emotionally Torn

I think Harry's overdue for a vacation.

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Gee, it was a special night for Harry Styles.

Harry Styles sits at his table during the Grammys

First, he showed up in a signature psychedelic jumpsuit by EgonLab in collaboration with Swarovski.

Harry Styles shirtless in the colorful jumpsuit on the red carpet

Then he won the night's first award for Best Pop Vocal Album for Harry's House.

Harry accepts the award for best pop vocal album
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He also pulled off a pretty big upset for all the fans of our generation’s greatest female performers by winning the final award of the night, Album of the Year, beating out Beyoncé, Lizzo, Adele, and others.

Harry looking really surprised as he takes the award for Album of the Year

But the moment that really caught my attention was his highly anticipated performance of "As It Was," because it wasn't as I expected it to be.

Harry Styles in his shiny performance outfit for As It Was

The Don’t Worry Darling star appeared on stage along with a crowd of people on a red rotating platform reminiscent of the one from the “As It Was” music video, and instantly something felt off to me.

However, I was impressed he could recapture the same emotion and visuals from his award-winning song's music video.

Harry performing in his glittery outfit

When this profoundly emotional moment hit, it took me back to when I watched the "As It Was" music video premiere at least 30 times.

The climax of the performance was Harry and the dancers breaking out the familiar choreography from the final act of the music video, and honestly, it saved the show for me.

My man was singing his butt off, reminding the world why he can pack concert halls 15 days in a row in New York and Los Angeles, but maybe it just wasn't enough for some critics.

While Taylor Swift loved every second, rocking out in the audience, Twitter definitely had some mixed emotions.

Taylor Swift clapping for Harry Styles after his #GRAMMYs performance! 😭

CBS / Via Twitter: @SwiftNYC

Here's what people were saying about performance:

@PopBase Me when I saw Harry Styles performance

CBS / Via Twitter: @Swiftie7175

Harry Styles hasn’t had rest in a year so I won’t be speaking ill of that performance for that reason. Anyways, I’ll see you in Belgium, Harry

Twitter: @WhoaKeeley

What’d y’all think of Harry Styles’ #GRAMMYs performance?

Bravo / Via Twitter: @cxrodge

kid harpoon’s speech literally acknowledged that people forget harry styles is a person just for everyone to turn around and drag him for one (1) performance after 2+ years of flawless shows… i know you all KNOW that man is a good performer

Twitter: @karlafraancesca
VH1 / Via Twitter: @exiletosaturn

that harry styles' performance..

VH1 / Via Twitter: @chuuzus

Harry styles was just fine in his performance?? Maybe a bit more nervous than usual but nothing like y'all are saying here, such a reach. It was beautiful.

CBS / Via Twitter: @HarryPromote
NBC / Via Twitter: @THANOSNOVA

What do you think about Harry Styles's "As It Was" performance at the Grammys? Hit or miss? Let me know in the comments.

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