OK, here’s the deal. I’m horrible at predicting anything. Like, at the beginning of this year’s football season, I predicted that Detroit Lions would win the Superbowl. Not good. So, I’m always trying to find new ways to make predictions and this year’s Grammy Awards are no different.
I give you “Grammy Pong!”
So here’s what I did. I printed up a list of Grammy nominees from the web. Then numbered the nominees 1-5 (Sometimes 6) in the order they appeared on the list. Then grabbed some golden solo cups and numbered them each 1-6. Since most categories only have five nominees, the 6th one was filled with Chocolate Milk. (Might as well reward myself for such a genius idea) Then with each category, I tossed ping pong ball over a "regulation sized beer pong table". Which ever cup it landed in, was my prediction for this year.
So, what follows are this year’s Grammy Pong predictions:
*Album of the Year - Mumford & Sons - Babel
*Record of the Year - Gotye feat. Kimbra - "Somebody That I Used to Know"
Best New Artist - The Lumineers
*Best Pop Vocal Album - » Kelly Clarkson - Stronger
Song of the Year - Carly Rae Jepsen - "Call Me Maybe"
Best Pop Solo Performance - Katy Perry - "Wide Awake"
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance - Maroon 5 - "Payphone"
Best Dance Recording - Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin - "Don't You Worry Child"
*Best Dance/Electronic Album - Skrillex Bangarang
*Best Rock Performance - The Black Keys - "Lonely Boy"
*Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance - Halestorm - "Love Bites (So Do I)"
Best Rock Song - Mumford & Sons - "I Will Wait"
Best Rock Album - Jack White, Blunderbuss
*Best Alternative Music Album - Gotye, Making Mirrors
Best R&B Performance - Estelle - "Thank You"
Best Traditional R&B Performance - Anita Baker - "Lately"
*Best Urban Contemporary Album - Frank Ocean, Channel Orange
Best R&B Album - Anthony Hamilton, Back To Love
Best Rap Performance - Drake feat. Lil' Wayne - "HYFR (Hell Ya F---ing Right)"
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration - Flo Rida feat. Sia - "Wild Ones"
Best Rap Song - Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Featuring Bruno Mars - "Young, Wild & Free"
Best Rap Album - Rick Ross, God Forgives, I Don't
Best Country Song - Eric Church - "Springsteen"
Best Country Solo Performance - Hunter Hayes - "Wanted"
Best Americana Album - The Avett Brothers, The Carpenter
Best Blues Album - Joan Osborne, Bring It on Home
OK, I gotta run. Too much chocolate milk isn’t always a good thing.
Grammy Pong Update
* Winners correctly predicted
OK, I’m not the best at math, so here’s the deal. Out of 26 categories, my pong skills got scored 8 right. So, when playing Grammy Pong there is a 1 and 5 (sometimes 6) chance of getting the correct outcome. I scored over 32% right. Nice! How did you do on your guesses?