Review: Winners and losers at the 2014 BRITs

The Arctic Monkeys kicked of a sizzling performance last night at the Brit Awards, and what a night it was.

The Arctic Monkeys kicked of a sizzling performance last night at the Brit Awards, and what a night it was. With ten awards being presented to 10 pop stars it was an award show not to be missed.

To start the ball rolling was the Best Female Solo Artist and with nominations like Laura Mvula, Birdy and Jessie J, it was Ellie Goulding to receive the award. After picking up the award she was in such a state of shock and started to shake, as she said: “This means so much to me, I can’t even tell you.”

The award was presented by singer Prince as James Corden who was host for this year’s Brit Award Show came to burst in with the proceedings to take a selfie with Prince.

Ellie had won Critics’ Choice last year, however it was Sam Smith’s turn to steal the limelight and graciously accept the award.

Whilst Bruno Mars picked up the award for Best International Male Solo Artist and gave a live performance afterwards, I question how solo he was as his entourage came up with him to collect the award.

The competition is on

Greg James had been covering the behind the scenes footage and gossip before the show tonight. BBC Radio 1 supported the Best British Breakthrough Artist which was presented by Fearne Cotton and awarded to Bastille who was looking rather dapper. The French pop band Daft Punk won Best International Group.

The show at the O2 Arena, London was host to a variety of performances including Katy Perry and Beyoncé. Two amazing musical divas, they both made an entrance in their magnificent outfits.  I felt that Beyoncé took more of stripped back approach to her performance whilst Perry went all out with a no expenses spared show.

Arctic Monkeys, who may have been slightly intoxicated at the time, received the award for Best British Group, beating the likes of One Direction and Rudimental. The lads had put money on for One Direction to win.

A brilliant night in a brilliant environment

One Direction weren’t to be beaten as they accepted the Best British Music Video of the year. This award was voted by the public using twitter and it launched at 8pm tonight. Corden asked the viewers to use the hash tag to vote, stars that were among the nominations were Calvin Harris, Naughty Boy, Goulding and John Newman.

Nominations for the Best British Single supported by Capital FM and iTunes were Disclosure, Olly Murs, Passenger, Naughty Boy and John Newman just to mention a few.  However it was Rudimental with Waiting All Night that picked up the award.

The highlight for me was when David Bowie was named the Best British Male—he won two Brits previously including an honorary award in 1996. However he was not there to pick up the award himself which left model Kate Moss to pick up his award.

Lorde graciously picked up the award for International Female Solo Artist—she didn’t really expect to win anything, and to perform later on in the evening, she was a little trooper.

Although I was viewing the show from my TV screen I could feel the electric atmosphere, you could tell that there was such a buzz in London and it was thanks to Corden, who was presenting the show for the third and final time, for making the show entertaining.

What do you think of the winners and the awards? Have your say in the comments section below.