Personally it wasn't that great. D.L. Hughley just isn't funny to me as a host and/or comedian, they should have had someone else. How embarassing is it to introduce someone loud and wrong and then give them a weak apology.
I believe some of the performances would have been better if the microphones would have worked! I know Usher had to be heated after his performance. We knew he'd have a track to back him but they could have helped him out with a good mic. He tried all he could by making it up in his dancing. Needless to say the show started off on a bad note!