[Watch] Blur Make Live Return With Brits Performance and Adele Gives ITV The Middle Finger
So last night The Brit Awards took place in London with the music industry sipping on buckets full of wine and a fair few bits of controversy to boot. We'll get to that in a little while though. The event was capped off with a performance from Blur who performed tracks from their back catalogue. "Girls & Boys", "Song 2" and "Parklife" were all performed during the main broadcast on ITV 1 before the show switched to ITV 2 for the band to continue their first performance in 3 years finishing up with "Tender" and "This Is A Low". This topped off the night after the band took home the Outstanding Contribution to Music award on which receiving Damon gave a lengthy speech leading to the show over-running and Adele being cut off by presenter James Corden after she won the biggest award of the night, Album Of The Year for 21, which was presented to her by a rather sozzled looking/sounding George Michael. Peep "Girls & Boys" & "Song 2" at the top with the rest of the performance being after the jump.
Right at the bottom too you can see the moment in which Adele flipped the bird to "the suits" for cutting her short. ITV have since offered an apology statement:
We regret this happened and we send our deepest apologies to Adele that her big moment was cut short this evening due to the live show over-running. We don't want this to undermine her incredible achievement in winning our night's biggest award. It tops off what's been an incredible year for her.
After watching the ITV2 post event coverage presenter James Corden seemed rather pissed off and "upset" that he had to cut off Adele:
I was having the best night of my life and then I had to cut Adele off before she's even had chance to say thank you. She's the biggest star in the world. I don't understand what happened but I'm upset about it.
From where I was sat, ITV chose to cut off Adele so the show wouldn't over-run which it did anyway due to Blur playing an 11 minute set prior to the show switching channels. Surely 2 minutes extra to let the biggest star in the world right now to say a few bits of thanks to people that have helped her get where she is wouldn't of harmed anyone. The news that was scheduled after surely wouldn't have been any different to the news 2 minutes earlier? Let us know your thought is the comment section. Also, as we mentioned yesterday, Blur will be performing a huge show at Hyde Park to finish of the Olympics. Details over here.
"This Is A Low"
Adele's Acceptance Speech being cut off/Middle finger: