Thursday, 21 February 2013

Brits Results

So.. the Brits happened last night. Contrary to popular opinion, I actually quite enjoyed the show. Yes, there were a number of predictable performances I could have done without, but Ben Howard and Mumford & Sons more than made up for them in my book.

If you don't want to know the results then a) give up social networking and b) look away now.


British Breakthrough Act
My choice: Alt-J, Ben Howard, Jake Bugg or Jessie Ware (aka anyone except Rita Ora). 
My prediction: Alt-J or Rita Ora.
WINNER: Ben Howard

British Female Solo Act
My choice: Jessie Ware
My prediction: Emeli Sande
WINNER: Emeli Sande

British Group
My choice: Alt-J, Mumford and Sons, or The XX
My prediction: Mumford and Sons or One Direction
WINNER: Mumford and Sons

British Live Act
My choice: Mumford and Sons
My prediction: n/a
WINNER: Coldplay

British Male Solo Act
My choice: Ben Howard
My prediction: Calvin Harris or Olly Murs
WINNER: Ben Howard

British Single
My choice: Florence + the Machine - 'Spectrum'; or Jessie J - 'Domino'
My prediction:  Adele - 'Skyfall'
WINNER: Adele - 'Skyfall'

International Female Solo
My choice: Lana Del Rey
My prediction: Lana Del Rey or Rihanna
WINNER: Lana Del Rey

International Group
My choice: Alabama Shakes
My prediction: The Black Keys or The Killers
WINNER: The Black Keys

International Male Solo
My choice: Bruce Springsteen
My prediction: Frank Ocean
WINNER: Frank Ocean

Mastercard British Album of the Year
My choice: Alt-J - 'An Awesome Wave' or Mumford and Sons - 'Babel'
My prediction: Emeli Sande - 'Our Version of Events'
WINNER: Emeli Sande - 'Our Version of Events'

BRITs Global Success Award
My prediction: Adele
WINNER: One Direction

Correct predictions from yesterday? 7 of 11.
And I certainly don't mind being wrong when Ben Howard takes a surprise win or two!


I must admit that another girly highlight of these events is admiring (or being appalled by) the outfits the 'stars' show up in. Here are some of my favourites of the night:

Lana Del Rey: Chanel shirt dress; Jimmy Choo shoes
Jessie J: Versace dress; Jimmy Choo shoes
I just think she looks beautiful and very natural here.
Aluna Francis (of AlunaGeorge): Theyskens' Theory dress.
Jessie Ware: crop top, skirt and bag by Miu Miu.
And Ms Paloma Faith in a Dolce & Gabbana dress only she could pull off!

Did you watch the Brits? Who were your favourite performers of the night? And who made your best-dressed list?


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