Brits 2020: The real winners and losers

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Lewis Capaldi was the huge winner and Dave took the program at the 2020 Brit Awards, on a night filled with tears, cheers and more dancers than the final of Grease.

But there’s constantly more to the program than the awards we see on screen. Who were the night’s genuine winners and losers?

Best duet: Lewis Capaldi and Stormzy

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Backstage after winning finest male, Stormzy found Lewis Capaldi and revealed his love for the star’s hit single Someone You Loved.

“That’s my preferred tune of the year,” he stated, burglarizing the chorus prior to calling Capaldi over for some help.

What followed (see above) is among the most moving minutes in movie because Bambi’s mom passed away.

Biggest gaffe: Jack Whitehall

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“The girls go nuts for Mr Harry Styles!” revealed Brits’ host Jack Whitehall, as he brought up a chair next to the previous One Direction star.

“I do not wish to pry – however have you brought somebody with you this evening?” he continued, prior to gesturing to a woman in the nearby seat and asking: “Is this your date?”

“That,” responded Harry, “is my sibling.”


Best usage of a Freedom pass: Ronnie Wood

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Former Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood made the most of his over-60s public transportation discount rate by capturing television to the O2.

He even recorded the journey on Twitter (probably rock royalty get access to a secret below ground WiFi code that’s rejected to us simple mortals).

The star later on reunited with his other band, The Faces, to end the program – however not prior to he provided finest British male to Stormzy, using what seemed a set of intense yellow cleaning up gloves.

“Ronnie should have been backstage doing the meals,” composed one user on Twitter .

Or perhaps, recommended another , “he’s simply waiting on his eagle to fly back.”

Best role-model: Joy Crookes

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Bangladeshi-Irish vocalist Joy Crookes was chosen for this year’s increasing star award (along with coming 4th in the BBC’s Sound of 2020 ) and chose to utilize her Brits’ launching to send out a message about representation.

“I wished to use conventional clothing and make a declaration,” she informed the BBC.

“I hope there’s a great deal of girls enjoying [this] and seeing somebody that gowns the manner in which their mummy or their auntie or their granny gowns.”

Least proper speech: Lewis Capaldi

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“Hello, my name is Lewis, thanks quite for this,” stated Lewis Capaldi, accepting the very best single reward for his primary ballad Someone You Loved.

“A great deal of individuals believe this tune has to do with my ex-girlfriend who you can see every night on Love Island,” he included, in referral to Paige Turley, who’s been participating in the ITV 2 program.

“But it’s really about my grandma who unfortunately died a couple of years back. I want to God ITV do not call her to be on a truth dating program.”

He went on to thank his mom and daddy “for having sex” prior to including: “And thanks to my granny … er, I think, for passing away. I’m sorry!”

Most thoughtful losers: Bastille

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Pop group Bastille remained in the running for finest British group for the 3rd time in their profession, however frontman Dan Smith didn’t rank their opportunities.

“We’re thrilled to be here and we’re thrilled to be in this classification after 3 albums,” he informed the BBC, “however I believe it’s going to be 3 for 3 at not winning”.

To ensure they weren’t humiliated on live TELEVISION, we got them to practice their “thoughtful loser” presents on the red carpet. (You can see the outcomes above).

Special commendation in this classification goes to Lizzo who, after losing finest worldwide woman to Billie Eilish, “obtained” the prize and had a taste of it.

Spiciest homage: Bring Me The Horizon

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Swing it, shake it, move it, make it – who do Bring Me The Horizon believe they are?

The finest group candidates came worn some strangely familiar clothing, in homage to among the most renowned Brits’ efficiencies of perpetuity.

If you have not found it yet, look closer (however not Too Much) and we’ll reveal you what we indicate.

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Is it simply us, however, or did Jordan chicken out of his effort to copy Posh Spice’s swimwear top/ mini skirt combination?

Most-overlooked gender: Women

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From the minute the Brit elections were revealed, it was clear there was a significant absence of female candidates.

In the 4 classifications where females and males might complete, just 3 female artists got an election: Mabel, Miley Cyrus and Normani (and the latter 2 were included vocalists on songs by male artists)

The event tried to redress the balance by concentrating on efficiencies from Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Mabel; however it was a concern at the leading edge of individuals’s minds.

“In this market, individuals chosen show individuals who run it,” stated previous finest female winner Paloma Faith. “It’s mis-representational of society.

“And when you make it as a lady, we’re evaluated roughly also – so it’s tough to remain, as we’re more susceptible to being bullied and trolled.”

“I do not concur with hashtags. I desire individuals to act.”

Charli XCX stated the absence of female candidates for finest album was amazing, and rattled a list of names who might have been qualified.

“It’s actually essential for ladies to support females,” she stated, “however it’s likewise enjoyable. There’s a specific power and like-mindedness that’s truly motivating when females get in a space together to develop art.

“Next year, the Brits can do much better.”

(NB: With prominent albums en route from Adele, Dua Lipa and Anne-Marie, they most likely will).

Biggest entourage: Stormzy

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Stormzy appeared to have half of London up on phase by the time his efficiency ended – however who could blame him? The ebullient assortment of Don’t Forget To Breathe, Wiley Flow, Own It and Rainfall flaunted every element of this multi-talented entertainer; as he carried out a success lap for his supremacy of the 2018 Brit Awards.

Most effective baton-passing: Mabel and Neneh Cherry

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When Mabel bagged the Brit award for finest British woman, the very first individual to praise her was her mum, previous Brit Award-winner Neneh Cherry.

“Wow, this is so wild,” stated Mabel as she required to the phase. “It’s been an insane journey.

“I had the honour today of strolling the red carpet with my incredible mum. It’s 30 years because she won 2 of these … so it’s a really unique night.”

It’s simply an embarassment we didn’t get to see an anniversary duet of Buffalo Stance.

Best earrings: Nicola Roberts

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Days after winning The Masked Singer, Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts strolled down the red carpet using Queen Bee earrings in homage to her outfit from the ITV singing program.

The star stated she ‘d discovered it challenging to keep her identity trick throughout the program’s run – and exposed she wasn’t even enabled to inform her mum and father that it was her hiding under the mask.

“They worked it out since they understood my voice, however I never ever confessed,” she stated.

They weren’t the only ones to think the Queen Bee’s real character, that made life a lot more troublesome.

“From the really first episode, my phone has actually practically combusted,” stated the star. “I ‘d fear Saturday night. Since I didn’t desire individuals to see that I was online and neglecting their texts, I would not even go on WhatsApp. It was actually tough.”

After winning the program, and eliminating the mask, she’s off to star in a West End production of City Of Angels, after which she’s considering making a return to pop.

“I would enjoy to make a body of work once again,” she informed the BBC.

Most hair: Ashnikko

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United States vocalist and design Ashnikko chose an appearance we’re calling “Smurf Rapunzel” as she strolled down the red carpet.

Most threatened coat: Michael Kiwanuka

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Soul vocalist Michael Kiwanuka was using a brand name brand-new velour coat to commemorate his double elections for finest album and finest male artist … But he wasn’t sure it would endure his terrible table good manners.

“I’m a bit shabby,” he stated. “Yesterday I got a brand-new white jumper and instantly spilled red sauce down it.

“That’s simply me.”

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