Well the Brits are over for another year. It seems most people thought it was “OK”. Some people wanted more “rock and roll”, a bit of passion, some ppl wanted something to go wrong just to make it more “real”. There were some good performances and some performances which just didnt work. (I was tweeting on Twitter while watching it, if you want to see my random comments about the Brits – @andrewyee)
First on was U2. I am not the biggest U2 fan so may be biased but it didnt really work. Also, as Chris Moyles has pointed out they shouldnt really have performed since the song isnt even released now (or maybe just??) and the Brits is for the previous years (12 months) music. They were not even nominated for anything! Will Brits 2010 have U2 up for several awards including one for this song/album??
I thought Girls Aloud and Coldplay were really good. Kings of Leon were good too. I was looking forward to seeing Take That. They performed in a “spaceship” high up above the crowd and then slowly it lowered. It looked good BUT they mimed! Also they are were wearing specsaver style glasses – what was that all about??
TingTings I thought were good – not sure if it quite worked with Estelle though. Pet Shop Boys were OK. They have some catchy songs. Lady Gaga sang with them and stood like a teapot?? Whats with the pink wig? Brandon Flowers was good What was the point of Lady Gaga – also why was she on. Shes had one hit??
As usual most of the award presenters were abit “off” with them either reading off a script, not realising when to talk, not being funny etc. Alan Carr was very funny and it was good to see Natalie Imbruglia! Nick Frost presented an award but didnt really make an effort!! I like him as an actor – very funny but he could have dressed up a bit!! Looked like they dragged him off the street. He said he didnt like live music – if he has being sarcastic it didnt work. The Hoff also presented an award – The Hoffs a legend!
The winners: Duffy won 3 out of a 4 awards although she needs to get better with her acceptance speeches. I have not heard her album but maybe I should now. The Best British Male was won by Paul Wellor????!? WTF. What has he released this year?? Its like the Brits of “yester-year” when Annie Lennox won it all the time when she hadnt had any chart success that year.
The best international female was won by Katy Perry. I personally wanted Pink to win but Katy Perry is a well-deserved winner.
Another thing about the Brits I wasnt too keen on was the set. It was like they were trying to achieve the Glastonbury them but it looked tacky. The presenters of the Brits (James Cordon, Matt Horne, Kylie) overall didnt work. James and Matt’s jokes were not funny, Kylie overall did quite well. The only joke that worked was right at the start when doing “Cant get you out of my head” with James and Matt dressed up as dancers in the background. Also James seemed to disappear for ages leaving just Matt to present (and for some reason keep having a go at Craig David???)
Liked at the start when the camera cut to ppl in the crowd who looked bored. Problems with sound I think in O2 arena as some presenters didnt seem to know when to talk etc.
One of the strongest toughest awards was Best British Group. Girls Aloud, Take That, Coldplay, Elbow, Radiohead. Wanted Girls Aloud, Take That or Coldplay to win. Elbow won – at least it wasnt Radiohead! Its well deserved though as they have been around for ages!
Kanye West – best international male. Not modest is he!! He said Barack was best inter-racial male and he was the best male. (Seemed to have a lot of teeth in his mouth).
Girls Aloud won the best single album – there first ever Brits (after 6 or 7 years). About time after all the success they have had.
One final thing. How can Coldplay have the biggest selling album last year and not win anything?? (They were up for 4 awards).