I was so lucky to attend the first EVER BBC Music Awards! The line up was exceptional- global superstars who all gave brilliant performances, captivating the thousands of people who watched.
Only three awards were handed out: British Artist of the Year, International Artist of the Year (which were both deliberated over by a panel of experts including leading music journalists) and Song of the Year.
The line up included: Coldplay, Ella Henderson, Labrinth, Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Paloma Faith, Ellie Goulding, Calvin Harris, John Newman, George Ezra Will.I.Am, Take That, Sir Tom Jones, Clean Bandit, Catfish & The Bottlemen, The BBC Orchestra and Gregory Porter.
Three word review: Memorable, Captivating & Immense Talent
The first performance of the night was Coldplay // A Sky Full Of Stars. The band began to perform the song, however Chris Martin was not on stage. The screens then revealed him backstage and he began to sing, dance & make his way through the corridors to the stage. The crowd were all given wrist bands on entrance to the venue which lit the arena creating the effect of ‘A Sky Full Of Stars’. The atmosphere was phenomenal.
Another performance I thoroughly enjoyed was George Ezra’s Budapest. His tremendously deep voice alongside his acoustic guitar had the crowd engaged and captivated by his summer hit.
Paloma Faith gave breath taking performances // Only God Knows (with Sir Tom Jones) // Only Love Can Hurt Like This & Changing (ft Sigma). Elegantly dressed, positioned at the top of a platform, Paloma slowly walked down the stairs singing beautifully (Only Love Can Hurt Like This) which transitioned into the upbeat dance hit // Changing when she reached the stage. Her performance was incredible & gave me goosebumps.
The finale of the night was a spectacular performance of Tom Jones// Only God Knows, in which Paloma performed alongside him. The two belted the classic song. Their voices in combination was exceptional.
The awards ceremony was spectacular. The only thing which would have made it better in my opinion would have been a live performance from Royal Blood. Although they were mentioned throughout the night and nominated for an Award, the evening was missing a rock performance.