The diva who is nominated for EIGHT Grammys - Mariah - asked if she could open the show with a full choir singing "We Belong Together," but Madonna told producers she would boycott the show unless they gave her the opening spot.
Even though Madonna's "Confessions on a Dancefloor" isn't nominated for any Grammys, the producers gave in. They're saying that her opening number dance extravaganza - featuring the British group Gorillaz - will hook viewers early.
"The producers noted that Madonna is a five-time winner," reported a source. And Mariah's EIGHT nominations apparently doesn't matter... as the battle between these two continues.