I was glued to the tv on Wednesday night watching the Brit Awards. It was a good night’s entertainment. It seems that many other people enjoyed the show too as it attracted over 6 million viewers! Many people had no doubt tuned in to see how the show’s presenters Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne got on and to see if they managed not to come out with any bad language, as the show went out live before the watershed. The couple made it a family affair by bringing along their son Jack and daughter Kelly. Everything went well until British comedian Vic Reeves came on the scene to present an award. Reeves appeared to have forgotten which award he was there to present as Sharon yelled a string of obscenities, turning the air blue and accusing him of being drunk. Ofcom, the media watchdog received several complaints from viewers who were upset by the bad language. The confusion was later blamed on a faulty autocue. However many others including comedien Alan Carr and the Arctic Monkeys certainly seemed to be quite merry, having taken advantage of the free alcohol on offer.
One of the highlights of the show for me was seeing Paul McCartney perform at the end of the show. The ex Beatle ended the show by performing a medley of hits including Hey Jude and Live and Let Die. After spending a week in the divorce courts, Paul looked relaxed and happy doing what he does best, performing to a cheering audience. He won a Lifetime Achievement Award. Other artists taking home awards included one of my favourite groups Take That who won two awards, Best British Live Act and Best British Single for their hit song, “Shine”; Mika for Best British Breakthrough Act; Kate Nash for Best British Female Solo Artist and producer Mark Ronson for Best British Male Solo Artist. Another one of my favourite singers, Australian superstar Kylie Minogue took home the award for Best International Female Solo Artist. Unfortunately it was a disappointing night for XFactor winner Leona Lewis who didn’t manage to win any awards. Never mind, better luck next year Leona! Congratulations to all the Brit Award winners! I’m already looking forward to next year’s show!