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Harry Styles Overcomes Technical Difficulties with Resilience and Adaptability at Grammys

Harry Styles and his talented dancers had a unique challenge to overcome during their performance at the Grammys on Sunday. 

The performance of the song “As It Was” was set to take place on a rotating stage, but due to a technical malfunction, the stage rotated in the opposite direction. 

Despite this unexpected twist, the dancers were able to adapt to the situation and perform the routine in reverse, leaving audiences impressed with their quick thinking and impressive skills.

Choreographer Dexter Da Rocha took to TikTok to discuss the ten-day rehearsal period, during which the routine was practiced to perfection. 

Despite their hard work and preparation, the dancers found themselves facing a new challenge on the night of the performance, but they were able to rise to the occasion and perform with grace and poise.

Dancer Brandon Mathis expressed his surprise at the unexpected turn of events in an Instagram Story, stating, “there was nothing we could do to stop it.” Despite the unexpected challenge, the performance received praise for its unique twist and the talent of the dancers, who continued to perform with energy and skill.

“To switch all those patterns around on the spot, having not even walked in that direction, it sounds easy,” Da Rocha stated in the TikTok. 

“Since it’s circular, it pulls you in different directions and is such a special type of balance. We got accustomed to one way, and it was the opposite way. Luckily we worked together and did our best and got to one cool formation in time for the overhead shot, but had to change the rest.”

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Despite the Setback

Critics who had initially been critical of the performance, calling it “lethargic”, were quickly silenced by the resilience and adaptability of the dancers, who continued to shine despite the technical difficulties. 

Harry Styles and his team have once again proven that they are a force to be reckoned with, leaving audiences in awe of their talent and dedication to their craft.

Styles still had a memorable night at the 2023 Grammy Awards as he not only had to perform his “As It Was” routine in reverse, but he also walked away with the biggest award of the night, Album of the Year for “Harry’s House.”

The night got even better for Styles when he won Album of the Year for “Harry’s House.” This was a huge win for the singer, who was already having a memorable night thanks to his unique performance and the unexpected stage rotation.

Styles brought his electrifying energy to the Arena with a dynamic performance dressed in a sparkling silver fringe Gucci jumpsuit. The singer-songwriter’s outfit added a playful touch to his performance as the fringe swayed with his every move.

The stage was set up with a rotating platform and a team of dancers, reminiscent of the “As It Was” music video. 

Styles flawlessly executed the choreography from the video, which included a dramatic embrace with another dancer. The visually stunning performance had the audience captivated and on their feet.

Styles’ fashion choices have always been a significant aspect of his public persona, and this performance was no exception. 

The silver fringe jumpsuit was the perfect complement to the singer’s musicality and showmanship. The metallic sneakers added the finishing touch to the already dazzling ensemble.

Styles Ceremony Takeover

The talented singer-songwriter’s hit single “As It Was” has earned recognition in several categories, such as Record of the Year, as well as Song of the Year.

Styles’ third studio album, Harry’s House, is also making waves, having been nominated for two of the industry’s most prestigious awards: Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album. To the delight of fans, Styles has already bagged the award for Best Pop Vocal Album.

In a recent interview with Better Homes & Gardens, Styles opened up about the creative process behind Harry’s House. He shared that the album was a personal project, inspired by his life experiences and the changes he went through. 

The singer emphasized the importance of taking time to reflect and find inspiration, saying that it was crucial to the success of the album.

“It sounds like the biggest, and the most fun, but it’s by far the most intimate,” he stated of the project. “I realized that that home feeling isn’t something that you get from a house; it’s more of an internal thing. You realize that when you stop for a minute.”

With six nominations and one award already under his belt, Harry Styles is poised to make history at tonight’s awards ceremony. The music world eagerly anticipates what this exceptional artist will bring to the table next.

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“As It Was”

“As It Was,” the hit single from Harry Styles’ third studio album, Harry’s House, has taken the music world by storm. Released in 2021, the track has quickly become a fan favorite, showcasing Styles’ exceptional vocal range and songwriting skills.

The song is an introspective ballad, with Styles reflecting on his personal experiences and the changes he’s gone through. 

The lyrics paint a picture of growth, change, and self-discovery, with Styles singing about the journey from darkness to light. The raw emotion in his voice is undeniable, making the track a standout among his discography.

The accompanying music video, with Dave Meyers as director, is a visual feast, featuring a nostalgic aesthetic and stunning cinematography. 

Styles is seen wandering through a dreamlike landscape, complete with vintage cars and a neon-lit drive-in theater. The music video has received widespread praise for its imaginative and stylish visuals, adding another layer of depth to the already powerful song.

“As It Was” has received critical acclaim, with many music critics praising the track for its emotional depth and storytelling. The song has also been a commercial success, reaching the top of charts worldwide and earning Styles multiple award nominations.

Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde Ends 2-Year Relationship

Fans of Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles might need to worry a little, honey.

Multiple sources told PEOPLE on Friday that the couple were “taking a break” after their two-year relationship. While many reported the split was amicable.

“He’s still touring and is now going abroad. She is focusing on her kids and her works in L.A.,” one source said. “It’s a very amicable decision.” 

The source added: “They’re still very close friends.” 

“Right now, they have different priorities that are keeping them apart,” another source stated. 

Sure, Styles is ready to hit the road and fly overseas for an international leg of his Love on Tour world shows. This comes after his extensive road trip to five cities in North America.

Meanwhile, Wilde currently resides in Los Angeles with her children from her relationship with ex-fiancé Jason Sudeikis. Their daughter’s name is Daisy, 6, and her son, Otis, is 8.

On Nov. 15, Wilde and her kids were spotted at Styles’ concert in Los Angeles. She was also spotted in the audience at Styles’ Harryween Halloween night show on October 31.

Many saw the couple kissing in New York in September. This is after rumors spread about their rocky relationship during the Venice Film Festival.

Styles and Wilde have been going out for nearly two years. While they didn’t directly address questions regarding their relationship, many initially saw them holding hands in January 2021. 

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Rocky Relationship 

The two met while Wilde Styles was directing Don’t Worry Darling. The film left behind a number of commercials and rumors about their relationship. Hearsays about Wilde and Florence Pugh having a rift over Wilde’s behavior with Styles on set to spread like wildfire. 

Furthermore, Sudeikis and Wilde’s former nanny alleged that Wilde’s relationship with Styles caused massive strife in the household. 

Sudeikis and Wilde released a joint statement referring to the nanny’s allegations as “false and scurrilous.” Moreover, they said it is part of an 18-month campaign against them. 

However, Wilde indirectly addressed an issue by sharing the recipe for the salad dressing on her social media. 

Sources acknowledged to PEOPLE that the controversy surrounding their relationship proved tough. 

“The public pressure on them has been difficult,” they stated. “They’ve had ups and downs throughout the relationship.” 


Even though they were sighted several times together, the couple didn’t address their relationship. Instead, they only repeatedly said they wanted to keep their private lives out of the limelight. 

“I’ve never talked about my life away from work publicly and found that it’s benefited me positively,” Styles said in an August interview with Rolling Stone. 

“There’s always going to be a version of a narrative. And I think I just decided I wasn’t going to spend the time trying to correct it or redirect it in some way.” 

In an interview with Vogue, Wilde shared comments in line with Styles in December 2021. 

“It’s obviously really tempting to correct a false narrative. But I think what you realize is that when you’re really happy, it doesn’t matter what strangers thing about it. All that matters to you is what’s real, and what you love, and who you love.”

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Harry Styles Dressed Up for Another Harryween Concert

Have you participated in the Halloween spirit? Because Harry Styles did. 

The My Policeman actor exchanged his uniform with a sweet leather jacket, black jeans, and a sleek hairstyle. Styles portrayed Grease’s Danny Zuko. Of course, this isn’t the first time the actor dressed up. It is part of his annual “Harryween” concert celebration. 

Styles’ look paid tribute to Danny’s last outfit in the 1978 film musical but with a little splash of Harry. The singer’s leather jacket and jeans were designed with the word ‘Harryween’ in shining red gems on the back. 

The award-winning artist didn’t just dress up as the fan-favorite greaser on Monday night. In addition, he headlines the sold-out Kia Forum crowd in a fantastic version of Olivia Newton-John’s “Hopelessly Devoted to You” from the movie. 

Pictures of Newton-John – who died in August – were flashed on a big screen above. 

Styles live up to Danny’s character all evening by referencing some Grease lines in his performance. His references included: slicking back his hair on “Satelite,” throwing a finger gun halfway through “Daydream,” and playing the Hand Jive in “Adore You.” 

His Band Were In Too

However, he wasn’t alone in dressing up for the spooky season. The singer’s band entered the fun with their Grease-inspired looks. 

Sarah Jones – the drummer – wore Sandy’s signature black spandex outfit. Meanwhile, Elin Sanberg – the bassist – portrayed Rizzo and Ny Oh – the instrumentalist played Frenchie. Mitch Rowland – the guitarist – played Coach Calhoun, while Yaffra – the keyboardist – portrayed Eugene Felsnic. And Pauli Lovejoy – the percussionist – donned a Pink Lady outfit. 

Styles created the tradition of Harryween. Last year, he played on two Halloween-inspired shows at the Madison Square Garden in New York. 

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During the first night, Styles and the whole band rocked the stage as characters from The Wizard of Oz. Styles dressed as Dorothy and sang “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” 

The second night saw Styles wearing a Pierrot clown outfit – which Gucci designed. Furthermore, he played a cracker rendition of Britney Spears’ “Toxic.” 

Harryween has, therefore, become a signature event for Styles and his band.

Mastermind of Harryween

Styles gained traction after he competed for The X Factor. Later, he exited the show with a boy band named One Direction. 1D was composed of Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, and Liam Payne.

The band became one of the world’s most famous boy groups, selling smash hit after smash-hit. However, they announced an indefinite break in 2016, not long after Malik left the band. 

In 2017, the singer dropped his self-titled solo album via Columbia Records. The album debuted at the top spot in the UK and the US. Meanwhile, his second album, Fine Line (2019), debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200. 

Fine Line brought in the largest first-week sales by an English male artist title for Styles. In addition, the album made it to Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” in 2020. 

Styles earned several awards in his 6-year-long solo career. It includes two Brit Awards, a Grammy Award, an Ivor Novello Award, and an American Music Award. 

Furthermore, he has appeared in movies like 2017’s Dunkirk and 2022’s Don’t Worry, Darling and My Policeman.

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Harry Styles X Factor Audition Extended Clip Shows ‘Hey, Soul Sister’ Cover

Your late-night conversation could use a new topic. How about a never-before-seen clip of Harry Styles, the one from when he auditioned on X Factor UK

During the weekend, The X Factor UK revealed an extended cut of Styles’ audition clip, laying out a few previously unseen footage. 

A 16-year-old industry beginner in the video, Styles shows his signature humor and boldness, discussing his locality, Holmes Chapel, as somewhere that’s kinda boring and where nothing ever commences. 

“It’s quite picturesque,” he jokes. 

We witness the meeting of Styles and Simon Cowell, his former manager, and the judging panel, with the beginner talking about his job in the W. Mandeville Bakery. 

He tells Cowell, “I serve the cakes in the shop.” 

Cowell then asks him what sells the most at the store (the Viennese Fancy and Millionaire’s Shortbread) and what is unpopular (white Coburg). 

Following a little more talking, he ultimately sings his audition piece. 

“Mum’s always told me I’m a good singer, and so have my friends,” he says. 

Cowell specifies that mums are commonly bad judges – to which Styles sort of agrees, stating that’s the reason behind his going into an audition, to find out from individuals who know. 

“I think I could do it,” he states, “but I think with your help I could be a lot better than I am.” 

This might be the reason why he won Cowell over, as the never-before-seen footage of Styles’ “Hey, Soul Sister” cover, to be blatantly honest, is drowned out by the music and pitchy. It’s not quite pleasing to the ear. 

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Cowell was Right to Give a Chance to Styles

However, for a reason we don’t know and thankfully is right, Cowell did give Styles a second chance and urged him to sing acapella. He then does it, serving a much more pleasing rendition of “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder – the audition that many have watched. 

Since that day, Styles’ career has taken a steep rise, setting and breaking records and bringing in awards; having taken back to the show after he was eliminated to form a band called One Direction, one of the most popular boy bands in history, which Cowell formed. 

And then in 2015, the band decided to go their separate ways only months after fellow bandmate, Zayn Malik, left the group. Styles established a solo career and succeeded at that too. 

Honestly, it has opened doors for the musician like never before. It made him one of the most renowned artists of his time.

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