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Chris Martin, Jay- Z

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Biggest Yawn: Maybe the song just hasn't clicked yet, but U2's rousing "Get On Your Boots" didn't seem to fire up the crowd as much as you'd think it might.

Warmest Moment: The first award went to Jennifer Hudson—she thanked her family, "who are in heaven and here with me today."

Biggest Rock Star: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. That guy is really large, which explains why they let him yammer on the way they did.

Biggest WTF: For an awards show stocked with so many musicians, it's weird that nobody gets played off for talking too long.

Best Replacement: The last-minute addition of Al Green, Justin Timberlake, Boys II Men and Keith Urban was a little ragged, but it was all the more impressive considering they weren't scheduled to perform. Also, really nice guitar solo, Keith.

Best Duet: Coldplay's Chris Martin and rapper Jay-Z offering up a low-key mix of words and music on "Lost"?

Worst Segue: After the unconventional team-up, Coldplay's band performance of the Best Song winner "Viva la Vida" seemed weak. Don't let Joe Satriani psych you out, boys.