Last night’s Brits were flat. From the host, James Corden (who was hosting his 5th and final ceremony), to the performances, to the acceptance speeches – there were very few highlights.
Below are my top 5 moments from the night.
1. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers
Pharrell was without his famous Vivienne Westwood hat for the ceremony but it made a comeback in the performance of the night. His performance with Nile Rodger was a great way to end the night. In hindsight the BRITs should have started with this performance.
2. Rudimental & Bastille’s performance.
3. Lorde & Disclosure’s performance
4. Speech of the night came from David Bowie – via Kate Moss (wearing an outfit made from his Ziggy Stardust material).
Noel Gallagher presented the award. When he read out Bowie’s name he said to the audience, “You maniacs didn’t think David Bowie would actually be here. David Bowie wouldn’t do that. He’s too cool for this shit!”
Moss, who is Bowie’s “representative on Earth”, then went on to read a note from Bowie.
(No video footage is available as yet)
5. Harry Styles was MIA when One Direction won their Global Success Award.
As his 4 band mates took to the stage, Harry was not there for the start of it as he “was having a wee – the toilets are ages away”
British Female Solo Artist – Ellie Goulding
Best International Solo Male Artist – Bruno Mars
British Breakthrough Artist – Bastille
British Group – Arctic Monkeys
Global Success Award – One Direction
British Single – Rudimental “Waiting All Night”
International Group – Daft Punk
British Male Solo Artist – David Bowie
International Female Solo Artist – Lorde
British video of the year (voted for on twitter, during the show) – One Direction “Best Song Ever”
British Album: Arctic Monkeys “AM”