Sam Smith just performed better than their recent “Saturday Night Live” performance together with “Unholy” collaborator Kim Petras in the form of a horror-movie-inspired rendition of the hit. Smith began the show in red leather, surrounded by with dancers. Who brought to mind Samara in “The Ring,” before moving into Petras performing in the cage. She was accompanied by dominatrices sporting costumed headgear that was satanic. Smith also wore the satanic top hat while massive flames blazed the stage.
Sam Smith and Petras received the Grammy for the best pop duo/group performance earlier on in the evening. Petras made an emotional speech.
“Sam graciously wanted me to accept this award because I’m the first transgender woman to win this award,” she said, to cheers and many of the musicians in the crowd giving her a standing ovation. “I just wan to thank all of the incredible transgender legends before me who kicked these doors open before me so I could be here tonight. Sophie, my friend who passed away two years ago, who told me this would happen and always believed in me. Thank you so much for you inspiration, Sophie. I adore you, and your inspiration will forever be in my music.”
When asked about the flamboyant performance in the backstage area. Petras said it was caused by his inability to be recognized by religion.
“I think a lot of people, honestly, have kind of labeled what I stand for and what Sam stands for as religiously not cool, and I personally grew up wondering about religion and wanting to be a part of it but slowly realizing it didn’t want me to be a part of it,” she said. “So it’s a take on not being able to choose religion. And not being able to live the way that people might want you to live, because as a trans person I’m already not kind of wanted in religion. So we were doing a take on that and I was kind of hellkeeper Kim.”
The year 2015 was a great one for Smith. Smith was award Four Grammys which included the award for best new artist, pop record with vocals for “In the Lonely Hour,” record of the year. And the song that year’s best in the category of “Stay With Me.”
When Petras concealed herself beneath Smith’s luxurious pink dress during Smith and the duo’s “SNL” performance two weeks ago. They stepped together on stage to perform their biggest smash. As queer artists they have set an example for the LGBTQ community. Having reached the top spot of 1on the Hot 100 chart for their collaboration.
Smith’s performance on Sunday night follows their first performance at the 2015 awards ceremony. Where they performed their Grammy-winning hit song. “Stay With Me” from their debut album “In the Lonely Hour.”
While Smith has received seven nominations. Petras has scored her first nomination after releasing several EPs and two albums, which includes her newest album “Slut Pop.” The two were nominate alongside ABBA on “Don’t Shut Me Down,” Camila Cabello fusing Ed Sheeran for “Bam Bam,” Coldplay and BTS for “My Universe” and Post Malone and Doja Cat for “I Like You (A Happier Song)” for the top pop duo/group show.