I am sitting here watching the awards ceremony right now.
Mel B and Rev Run are doing a decent job of hosting the ceremony. They have good chemistry.
John Legend opened the show. His performance was surprisingly weak and he was failing to hit the high notes.
Estelle won Best UK Female. Congratulations! But her dress looked like it was designed by Tina Knowles and she has now developed an annoying transatlantic twang.
Leona Lewis won Best Album (‘Spirit’). She wasn’t there to collect her award and was subsequently booed for not being there (why??? The woman’s working overseas).
Lil Wayne won Best Hip Hop Artist. He initially received cheers from the audience and was then booed because he also failed to collect his award in person. But UK artist Jay Sean was there to collect the award on his behalf.
*Others who failed to collect their awards – Dizzee Rascal, Chris Brown and Mavado….*
Flo-Rida is now on stage performing…. is he miming?
Tim ‘Big Dawg’ Westwood has won Best DJ. He was booed (as usual) and his response to that was “don’t boo me I’m here to pick up my f**king award”. LMAO!!!!
Actor/writer/director Noel Clarke has just walked on to the stage to present the BeMobo award, looking and sounding like some Dallas Fried Chicken eating road man, wearing ridiculous dark shades. What was that all about Noel? You’re over 30!
Jay Sean has just revealed that he has signed to Baby’s/Lil Wayne’s label Cash Money Records. I hope he has a large vat filled with vaseline! He is going to need it! And how exactly does Baby intend to promote an artist like Jay Sean??? This is a very strange union……
1Xtra’s resident Hip Hop DJ Semtex is on stage now. He doesn’t look or sound well at all.
John Legend and Estelle duet… hmmmm the whining down on each other looked awkward.
Legendary record label Motown Records received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Former Supreme Mary Wilson collected the award and then proceeded to sing a BAD version of ‘Stop (In The Name Of Love) with the Sugababes. The Sugababes sounded good, their harmonies were on point. Mary on the otherhand sounded AWFUL! Now I know why Diana Ross was chosen to sing lead in the Supremes.
Mary is now singing solo and a choir has just joined her on stage.
The woman sounds like a tone deaf karaoke singer.
Mary closes the show. It is now over!
I will post the full list of winners tomorrow.
Host Mel B
Singer Alesha Dixon
80s singing superstar Billy Ocean
Photographs: WireImage/Ferdaus Shamim