The Brit Awards 2010

Every year, everyone of importance in the music industry turns up in London for the Brit Awards, the country’s biggest ceremony recognising the best music to come out of Great Britain in the last year.

As usual, there were a few hiccups that prevented the night from running completely smoothly, but that’s what makes it such a good watch! Apart from performances from some of the best talent currently in the UK, the ceremony wouldn’t be that interesting if it wasn’t for the crazy world of celebrity.

The ceremony took place last night at Earl’s Court. The red carpet was out, with press and paparazzi clamouring to get shots of the famous guests. Umbrellas were out as the rain threatened to dampen spirits, but it apparently didn’t put anyone off. Designers had designed gorgeous dresses for the stars, much envied by our London escorts! The most outrageous outfit was worn by Lady Gaga (unsurprisingly) who arrived wearing a dress that looked like a cross between a Christmas tree and a wedding cake. Her hair was a Marie Antoinette style wig, spun like candy floss. Later she changed into a skin tight lace creation that showed a little bit of bum cheek!

Lady Gaga was the main winner of the evening, picking up 3 awards for Best International Female, International Breakthrough Act and International Album for ‘The Fame’. She had apparently been planning a large spectacle for her live performance featuring dance hits such as ‘Pokerface’. However, in light of the death of her good friend last week, fashion designer Alexander Mcqueen, she decided to tone done the show and dedicate the song to him. There were no dancers or gimmicks on stage – just Lady Gaga and her piano, performing an acoustic version of ‘Telephone’. She then blended into the lesser known song ‘Dance in the Dark’.

The funniest moment of the night was when Kasabian won the award for Best Group; Tom from the band was so eager that he ran towards the stage and fell over spectacularly, skidding into actor Idris Elba who was presenting the award! He later tried to brush it off calling himself “bambi on ice”, but it must’ve been hugely embarrassing.

Lily Allen won her first Brit award for Best British Female, and collected the gong sporting a bright orange wig. She appeared rather tipsy as she giggled her way through the acceptance speech. JLS also did well picking up two awards. Cheryl Cole performed her hit single ‘Fight for this Love’, which seemed ironic in light of recent revelations about her husband Ashely Cole’s infidelity (again). She was obviously miming, but her dancing was on top form and she looked furious throughout; she shunned the red carpet and stayed in her dressing room for the rest of the night. Only as much drama as we’d expect from the Brits!