Anorak News | Brits Out – Amy Winehouse Wins, Lily Allen Loses, Joss Stone Comes Up Short

Brits Out – Amy Winehouse Wins, Lily Allen Loses, Joss Stone Comes Up Short

by | 15th, February 2007

lilyallen.jpg“BRITS out for the lads,” commands the Star’s front page. “ALL THE STUFF YOU DIDN’T SEE ON THE TELLY.”

There promises to be quite some feast of talent and happening for those of us who didn’t catch British pop music’s AGM last night.

For those of you not at the do, and those others of you caught up in the FA Cup match featuring Arsenal and Bolton Wanderers on the other channel, a frisson of excitement.

But the Star needs to please all its readers, so what you missed becomes what was not worth broadcasting as we see singer Natasha Bedingfield in a long dress and her fellow warbler Lily Allen in a shorter dress.

Lots more dresses in the Mail. “Amy, Lily and the rest of the Brit pack stage a spectacular fashion show on the biggest night of the pop music calendar,” trills the Mail, the words hanging above nine pictures of nine different singers in nine different dresses.

All dresses are on a theme – elegant. And for the first time in many a moon the photographers flash guns do not render an outfit transparent.

Indeed, the only singer showing any real expanse of skin is Joss Stone, which may explain why her very short dress is the one the Express selects to show its readers.

Lots of attention but no prizes for Stone. But there is a gong for her fellow dress wearer Amy Winehouse, who takes home the Best British female statuette in paste and paint.

It is hard not to warm to Winehouse, a singer who can actually sing and record hit songs, a singer who has never been on a reality show nor dated a footballer.

At the do with her mum and taxi driver father Mitch, Amy is talking to the Sun. “My dad is on a mission to get drunk because he hardly ever drinks normally as he’s driving,” says Winehouse.

Congratulations then to the Winehouses. And commiserations to the Lily Allens. As the Mirror says, Allen has been “sensationally snubbed”.

Allen, daughter to luvvie Keith Allen, is being consoled by the Mirror’s reporting team. This may well be the most painful part of the evening, but she star takes in her stride.

And, in any case, isn’t rejection a catalyst for artistic endeavour. We look forward to hearing about Lily’s disappointment in song. And if she can wear a dress – something short and tarty is advisable – then so much the better…

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