Simon Vozick-Levinson
January 26, 2009 AT 10:58 PM EST

I did not personally select the latest round of performers for the Grammys telecast, but I might as well have, since the Recording Academy seems to have done this using a rough “Simon’s favorite artists” rule: Radiohead, Paul McCartney (backed by Dave Grohl on drums), Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, T.I., and Kanye West will all be playing at the Feb. 8 ceremony in L.A. A Radiohead performance equals automatic must-see TV for me, of course. But I’d probably tune in to see each of the rest of those artists alone, too — something I couldn’t say for the previously announced performers, who were mostly overexposed folks like Katy Perry, the Jonas Brothers, blah, blah. Anyone else suddenly feeling a lot more likely to watch the Grammys next month?

More on the Grammys:
Grammy Snubs: The 19 Most Outrageous Omissions!
Grammys ’08: Grading the performances
EW Gallery: Grammys’ 10 Biggest Upsets
Margeaux’s Mix: The Grammys finally get it right in ’09

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