USMagazine, Sunday, February 10, 2013, 8:00pm (PST)
Failure to launch? The livestream Justin Bieber scheduled for fans during Sunday night's Grammy Awards didn't quite get off the ground due to some technical difficulties.
The tech-savvy 18-year-old pop star, who hosted Saturday Night Live the previous evening, on Saturday, Feb. 9, originally promised fans a livestream performance at 8 p.m., but a few minutes into the web-hosted event, it was clear there were issues.
"I think they blew it," his mother, Pattie Mallette, told Alexa Chung during a sit-down interview with FuseTV. "It's my boy, I'm a little biased. I just heard that he's now had five No. 1 albums, so I think his music is speaking for itself."
"I think it's kind of good in a way," she continued. "It gives him something to strive for and a goal to go for."