February 20, 2013 by Colin Kelly
Tonight’s the night and I’m rooting for Emeli Sande. She’s an incredible talent and a great ambassador for Scotland.
I admire the way she lets her abilities do the talking and doesn’t play on her personal life or image. She looks great but I couldn’t tell you if she has a boyfriend, I’ve never seen her pictured stumbling out a club and she’s way too smart to get herself embroiled in a social media fight with anyone.
In my book Emeli = class and I hope she enjoys the big night.
The BRITS seems to have shaken off its image as a must-see-for-all-the-wrong-reasons live TV show. Recent years have seen the event run pretty smoothly compared to this:
One of my favourite memories concerns the 1992 show where the KLF made their dramatic exit from the music business, shocking the audience with a thrash metal version of ‘What Time Is Love’ before Bill Drummond sprayed them with blanks from a machine gun.
21 years on the KLF have maintained a dignified silence and Bill keeps a lower profile these days. But still gets up to a fair bit of mischief.
So I’m not expecting any fights or stunts tonight. It should be a celebration of world class performances, with this young Scottish woman taking centre stage.