20 February 2014 by

The Brit Awards 2014: The Highlights And The Winners From Beyonce To The Arctic Monkeys

The glitz, the glamour, the ironic swagger and um James Corden. The Brits had it all...Here are our highlights.

1) Disclosure/ Lorde/ Alunageorge Wow Us

The Brothers Disclosure gave Lorde’s Royals a brooding make over (which even saw Lorde throwing shapes to), before they segued into White Noise with Aluna from Alunageorge giving it a full pelt performance. The three pronged attack was our performance of the night?

2) Pharrell and Nile Rogers

Pharrell, Nile Rogers, Chic and Pharrell’s hat did a run through of Daft Punk's Get Lucky, Chic's Good Times and Pharrell's Happy. There were some random, Riverdance– type people there too but the general vibe was ‘the ULTIMATE wedding disco band’.

3) Rudimental Were...Mental

Yes they won single of the year for Waiting All Night, they also performed performed with Bastille and Ella Eyra in a banging mash up of Waiting All Night and Bastille’s Pompeii.

4) Behold – Bejesus!

Dressed in a glittering ballgown a regal looking Beyonce performed her Coldplay-like XO against a backdrop of multi-coloured screens (featuring flashing lights and fireworks). Not quite the wet-look, chair dance performance of Drunk In Love at The Grammys but still…IT WAS BEYONCE GUYS!

5) Arctic Monkeys Opened With A Banger

Woah! The Arctic Monkeys opened the show in possibly their most showbiz performance yet. Alex Turner sported a gold jacket and the stage set featured a massive ‘A’ and ‘M’ on fire (for ‘Arctic Monkeys’ but also for ‘amazing’). To quote Alex Turner, rock and roll wasn’t dead (it had just been resting in a cave). All in all, it was a great start. Although we still liked this appearance a little bit more.

6) Prince Taking A Selfie

Prince continued his run of unpredictability by taking a selfie with host James Corden (yes really!). See above. 'LOL'

7) Katy Perry Walks Like An Egyptian

Put your shades on! Katy Perry went all neon for his ancient Egypt themed performance of Dark Horse featuring a whole stream of dancers in very silly wigs and possibly offensive stage set references. Classic Perry.

8) Kate Moss Does Bowie

Bowie fangirl Kate Moss picked up his award for Bowie’s Best Male award (he'd last won way back in '84) dressed in Kansai Yamaoto’s famous Ziggy ‘rabbit costume’. In her speech, she said: "David has asked me to say this: In Japanese myth, the rabbits on my old costume that Kate's wearing live on the moon. Kate comes from Venus, and I from Mars. I'm completely delighted to have a Brit for being the best male. I think it's a great way to end the day. Thank you very much – and Scotland, stay with us." So now you know.

9) Lily Allen Was Officially Back!

In all her ironic, slightly awkward glory, Lily LOL’d her way through a series of red carpet interviews. She also revealed that she’d just finished her album, delivering it to her record company so there's more Allen to come.

10) Bruno Mars Mashed Up James Brown And Grease

He walked away with the Best International Male gong and his performance of Treasure was an all singing, all dancing swag-along. SWAG! 


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