It seems that this year’s Brit awards was all about non-Brit Lady Gaga. The kooky American artist walked away with three awards, one for Best International Album, Best International Female Solo artist and Best International Breakthrough artist. Gaga was also there to perform an acoustic version of ‘Telephone’ as a tribute to Alexander McQueen, the late designer who passed away last week, followed by ‘Dance In The Dark’.
Another performance that got the crowd going was Cheryl Cole’s number one single ‘Fight For This Love’. Despite visibly “miming off-beat,” according to the Daily Mail, Cole delivered a smashing dance routine, even managing a costume change in the middle of the song.
But the best performance of the night was by Robbie Williams’, who was honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to Music award, where he sang an amazing medley made up of his greatest hits. The ex-Take That singer’s charisma and charm lit up the Earl’s Court exhibition centre in London.
Also in attendance was Geri Halliwell and Mel B, of The Spice Girls, to collect the award for the best Brits performance of the last 30 years. It was back in 1997 that they performed a mashup of ‘Wannabe’ and ‘Who Do You Think You Are’. Halliwell later admitted that she forgot to thank the rest of her band mates.
JLS, the X Factor 2008 runner up, made their entrance from the ceiling for their performance of ‘Beat Again’, which won Best British Single. The band also took home the British Breakthrough award.
Some other artists that left with awards were: Oasis, who won the British Album of 30 years for What’s The Story Morning Glory; Lily Allen for British Female artist; Dizzee Rascal for British Male; Jay Z for International Male artist.