It's the battle of the Grammy Divas. I think this is more a hype thing to get us to tune in since Grammy ratings have been decreasing for years but at the same time, Mariah and Madonna has supposedly been going at it for years. NY Daily News reports that:
Mariah, who is nominated for eight Grammys, "really wanted to open the show with her choir-backed rendition of 'We Belong Together,'" an insider tells us.
Unfortunately, Madonna also wanted to kick off the broadcast â€” or else she wasn't coming, she's said to have told Grammy producers.
..."The war between Madonna and Mariah has been going on for years," says a source. "Mariah was also steaming last summer when Madonna stole the show at Live 8."
We knew Madge would get her way. She did just recently admit to being more stubborn than a terrorist. Her exact words to Harpers Bazaar: "What's the difference between a pop star and a terrorist? You can negotiate with a terrorist."