Brit Awards 2013

This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Surprises – You Are Not Invited

1.  The world owes Adele:

In terms of global injustice, being cut off towards the end of a self-indulgent Brit Award winner’s speech, isn’t quite up there with child soldiers or horsemeat in poor folk’s food. But the world reacted as if it was, with hoards of keyboard warriors abusing James Corden for following orders, and demands that Adele receive an apology.

Cue an opportunity to make amends this time around. Back her to win Best UK Single for whatever waffle she is warbling around with at the moment.

2. It is Ben Howard’s Year:

For the convenience of journalists, and the simple people who read their products, every major evening needs a narrative. In the Brits, that will arise from anyone who wins more than one award.

Ben Howard should win the Brit both for Best Male and Best Breakthrough, and as a consequence, you will be waking up to headlines proclaiming the evening belonging to him. As if anyone can own time. Pah

3. Back the Favourites:

Ultimately however, the Brits need sponsors, and sponsors need names. Hence a percentage of awards, will always go to some big hitters. Which means Emili Sande will win Best Female and Best Album, Mumford & Sons will bafflingly win the award for Best British Group, Coldplay will nab Best Live Act (possibly fair enough), and One Direction are getting a special award just for being them. Well done corporate people. Way to go!

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