Wednesday 23 August 2017

The 10 most talked about moments of the Brit Awards 2017

Ed Sheeran and Stormzy perform on stage at The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Ed Sheeran and Stormzy perform on stage at The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Ed Sheeran and Stormzy perform on stage at The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Chris Martin performs a tribute to George Michael on stage at The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
David Bowie won four posthumous Grammy awards
Robbie Williams performs on stage at The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Ed Sheeran attends The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
Chris Martin of Coldplay performs with The Chainsmokers on stage at The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
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British grime artist Skepta performs during the BRIT Awards 2017 ceremony and live show in London on February 22, 2017. / AFP / Justin TALLIS / (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

It was a jam-packed night in the o2 Arena for the Brit Awards 2017 on Wednesday. Here are 10 of the most talked about moments of the night:

1. The George Michael tribute

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Chris Martin performs a tribute to George Michael on stage at The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
 

George Michael's tribute at the beginning of the night was emotional, to say the least. During a montage of clips of the late singer, Prince, Viola Beach and Leonard Cohen were also paid tribute to.

Michael's former Wham! bandmates Pepsie, Andrew Ridgeley and Shirlie paid their respects to the star and struggled to hold back their tears as they spoke about their late friend. Coldplay frontman Chris Martin then took to the stage to sing Wham! track A Different Corner while recordings and images of the star played in the background.

2. The 1975's performance being 'hacked'

 

After winning Best Band, The 1975 took to the stage to perform their track The Sound, when pink and white text began appearing on the screen. Viewers immediately took to Twitter to say that it had been hacked, however it appears that the messages were actually lyrics from the song. Oops.

3. David Bowie winning two awards

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David Bowie won four posthumous Grammy awards
 

The late David Bowie was honoured at the 37th Brit Awards with the award for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Album of the Year. Actor Michael C Hall accepted the first award, joking: "If David Bowie could be here tonight, he probably wouldn't be here tonight. "

4. Skepta's performance being muted

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British grime artist Skepta performs during the BRIT Awards 2017 ceremony and live show in London on February 22, 2017. / AFP / Justin TALLIS / (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
 

British Solo Male Artist nominee Skepta didn't manage to take home an award, but he did manage to have a good chunk of his performance of Shutdown muted. Those watching the awards live may have thought it was a technical issue, but in reality the grime artist's performance had to be censored because of its colourful language.

5. One of Katy Perry's dancers falling off the stage

 

We shouldn't laugh, but we did. During her performance of Chained to the Rhythm, one of Katy Perry's dancers dressed as a tiny house fell off the stage.

6. Katy Perry's not-so-subtle dig at Trump

Katy Perry deserves a second place on the most talked about moments list for her nod towards Donald Trump and Theresa May's meeting by using skeletons that were dressed very similarly to the two world leaders. 

7. Ed Sheeran's surprising mash-up

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Ed Sheeran and Stormzy perform on stage at The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
 

After a year-long hiatus, Ed Sheeran has taken over the music scene once again. He treated viewers to both of his new tracks, Castle On The Hill and Shape of You, and was also joined by Stormzy for a stellar performance.

8. Liam Payne representing One Direction

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Thanks to over one million tweets by Directioners, One Direction won Best British Video for their hit song History. However, Liam Payne was the only member there to accept the award, and bashfully gave a quick speech thanking fans. "One Direction is who we are and who we always will be," he said.

9. The Chainsmokers collaboration with Coldplay

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Chris Martin of Coldplay performs with The Chainsmokers on stage at The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
 

Coldplay and The Chainsmokers performing together was the surprise of the night at the awards, but their collaboration received mixed reviews, with some viewers left less than impressed by the reveal. "When you thought One Direction was the surprise band performance and they bring out The Chainsmokers," said one user on Twitter.

10. Robbie Williams' killer finale

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Robbie Williams performs on stage at The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

After being honoured with the Brits Icons Award, Robbie Williams finished off the night with an incredible performance of Love My Life that had the entire arena on its feet. Surprisingly, there were no hiccups and the song went smoothly.

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