Taylor Swift will not be taking the stage to perform at this Sunday’s 2020 Grammy Awards.
The 30-year-old singer had planned a “possible” and secretive appearance on the broadcast, which kicks off at 8 p.m. Sunday on CBS. But, it appears Swift scrapped the plan, Variety reports.
Swift already made headlines this week by revealing she struggled with an eating disorder at the premiere of her “Miss Americana” documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. And while she was never formally confirmed for the Grammys, there were still hopes that a performance would ultimately be added to the schedule.
Rehearsal lineups included one “TBA” act who was believed to have been Swift, possibly readying her vocal cords to belt out “The Man” from her 2019-released “Lover” album.
Meanwhile, nearly 40 other acts have been announced, from Korean pop band BTS to Walmart Yoddler Mason Ramsey.
Swift is nominated for three Grammys this year, including Song of the Year for “Lover.” Grammy nominees also include first-timers Billie Eilish and Lizzo, while presenters such as Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne should make the night memorable — even without a Swift performance.
It’s unclear whether her reasons for not performing were tied to the recent upheaval within the Recording Academy over the ousting of Deborah Dugan. The former boss of the academy filed a shocking claim against the organization, including allegations that the previous CEO Neil Portnow raped a musician. Portnow has denied the allegation.