Muzo Review: BRIT Awards 2014

20 Feb 2014

Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner claimed victory for rock ‘n’ roll over ‘sludge’, Beyoncé made a surprise performance – and James Corden does his best dad dancing – Muzo reviews the BRIT Awards.

The biggest night in British music took place at London’s O2 Arena last night and as well as a host of top prizes being handed out, there were some pretty spectacular live performances.

This year’s show had it all; Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner described a triumph for rock ‘n’ roll, emerging from the ‘sludge’ and the swamp – call us cryptic but we think that he was referring to those One Direction boys. Who like Arctic Monkeys scooped two awards (all be it Arctic Monkeys claimed the most prestigious gongs). David Bowie was named Best British Male Solo Artist, and in a too cool for school no show – according to Noel Gallagher – sent model Kate Moss to collect his award. Sensible no show more like, tucked up at home like any respectable 67 year old on a ‘school night’.

And at least he spared us his dad dancing, which was left to James Corden – who duly obliged, of course!

One thing that never really seems to change at the BRIT Awards is – suspect presenting. James Corden, for all his stage and screen accolades, still seems to be the guy who’s trying that bit too hard to impress and get in with the cool kids.

All that aside there were some great live performances from the likes of Beyoncé, who made a surprise appearance, Disclosure and Lorde, who must have been allowed to stay up because it’s half term. Bruno Mars, who literally can’t get any cooler and surprisingly (to us) won Best International Male beating JT, and a great collaboration from Bastille and Rudimental, who themselves picked up an award each.

Check out some of our favourite live performances below:

Bruno Mars – Treasure

Lorde, Disclosure & AlunaGeorge – Royals/White Noise

Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine

And…is there any better way to end the night than Pharrell and Nile, who let’s face it, are just the epitome of cool at the moment, and who showcased their immense professionalism and got the O2 on their feet. It was a funky and fresh performance – and the hat came out, result!

We attempted to predicted the BRIT Awards 2014 and got 3 right…better luck next year, eh?

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