By Simon Vozick-Levinson
February 08, 2009 at 08:00 PM EST

What with all the performers lined up for the 51st annual Grammy Awards this evening, I almost forgot there’s an actual awards ceremony involved. But there is! And Leah Greenblatt and I will be live-blogging the whole thing all night, starting just before 8 p.m. Eastern — from the first shocking award decision to the last surprising performance, and everything good and bad in between. Whitney Pastorek, who’s at the Grammys in person (lucky her!), might drop by to offer some real-time commentary, too. Are you psyched yet? ‘Cause you should be, trust us.

More on the Grammys:
Gallery: Who will win the Grammys? Who should?
Grammys ’09: Backstage video with Sugarland and Adele
Katie Couric’s All-Access Grammy Special: 10 things we learned
Grammy Rehearsals, Day One: Sugarland, Smokey Robinson… and a tardy Lil’ Wayne

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