Can’t be tamed?
by The Sean Maloney Show
After a night of glitz, glamour and awards, the Brit Awards 2013 are over, but did they even start?
The Brit Awards are notoriously known for their outlandish live appearances and unpredictable performances, however this year it just seemed too predictable from the beginning. After quick glance back at the nominees back in January it was almost certain which stars had already won. amongst the nominee’s were a few surprises such as Calvin Harris for best male and Jessie Ware for best female, which both failed to pick up nominations. Emeli Sandé – whose debut LP Our Version of Events was last year’s biggest seller – took home the coveted ‘Best Album’ award, while Mumford & Sons, whose latest set Babel was the fastest-selling record of 2012, predictably won ‘Best Band.
The night was steadily held together by James Corden who even himself seemed more interested in last years show as he kept referring to the time he cut Adele’s speech short. His small joke towards Harry Styles involving Sharon Osborne and Annie Lennox offered a brief moment of relief.
Awards aside, the opening performance from Muse of ‘Supremacy’ – accompanied by a wall of violinists and indoor fireworks – was spectacular, while Taylor Swift completed her transition from doe-eyed country singer to fully fledged popstar with a dress-ripping rendition of ‘Trouble’. Possibly the best performance of the night. Frustratingly, neither picked up a much-deserved gong. The return of Justin Timeberlake’s performance of his new single mirrors was an average performance but due to the lack of entertainment throughout the show was seen to be amazing. When comparing the Brits to the VMA’s there’s no competition, the VMA’s win it hands down.
Fingers crossed next year will give us something to talk about?