The Brits 2017: in review


The Brits is a music tradition in my house. Every year we will all sit down and watch it and we will always enjoy it. There was one thing I was unsure of this year and that was whether it would be as good as previous years.
I am a music fanatic and if I am being honest I didn’t know many of the acts nominated for the awards. But I cannot complain too much because the live performances were great. We had performances from Little Mix, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Emeli Sande and Robbie Williams.
Little Mix opened the show with a performance of ‘Shout Out To My Ex’ and these girls never fail to put on a brilliant performance. It was electric! The girls looked incredible and when you know they are having a good time it then makes the audience and fans have a good time watching. In my opinion I think Little Mix gave the best performance of the night. To make it ten times better, they have finally got their first Brit.
The award for best British solo artist was awarded to the late David Bowie. I would have been so annoyed if he did not get this award. The other nominees I had never even heard of. I was very pleased when he won.
What was happening during the 1975’s performance? Was all of the text criticising them meant to be there. I don’t think so!
Turns out it was part of the performance. Weird!
It was so lovely that the Brits paid tribute to George Michael. With his former Wham band mates Andrew Ridgley, Pepsi and Shirley making the tributes, it was a perfect send off. Chris Martin and George Michael’s duet was truly moving. I am a massive Coldplay fan but I think it is safe to say Chris Martin is no George Michael. It was so much better when George starting to sing along with him. I wouldn’t be surprised if that duet will be in the charts very soon.
Katy Perry sang her new song ‘Chained to Rhythm’. It was a typical performance from her. It was very active and colourful, like always. She knows how to perform. Although, it was weird to have the massive skeletons in the background.
The one performance of the night that I did not enjoy was Skepta. It was made much better by muting some of the audio. So thank you for that.
One Direction won their seventh Brit Award with Best Video. Even though they are currently on hiatus they are still winning awards. I am glad because it would have been slightly awkward if Zayn had won.
The performance I think most people were looking forward to was Ed Sheeran. I loved the mash up of ‘Castle On The Hill’ and ‘Shape Of You’. They are two of my favourite songs at the moment, but why did Stromzy decide to ruin it. That was unexpected. I was not a fan of that!
It was a good performance by Robbie to round off the night, but it would have been better to have heard some of the classics. He is a British icon loved by so many but it was a bit of a let down.

The Winners:

Best British Female Solo Artist – Emeli Sande
Best British Group – The 1975
Best British Male Solo Artist – David Bowie
Best British Single – Little Mix – Shout Out To My Ex
Best British Breakthrough Artist – Rag N Bone Man
Global Success – Adele
International Male – Drake
International Female – Beyoncé
International Group – Tribe Called Quest
British Video – One Direction – History
MasterCard Album of the Year – David Bowie BlackStar

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