On Saturday the MOBO Awards 2012 made it to the Echo Arena in Liverpool where it was hosted by the overly sarcastic Miquita Oliver and embarrassing (still in character seven years later) Adam Deacon.
Now I can see why they asked Adam to host the MOBO’s. He is an actor, director and rapper who has always been a part of the urban scene.
But Miquita? You know the T4 presenter who went bankrupt? She’s clearly doing it for the money.
And what was the thing with Ricky and Melvin all about? It wasn’t even funny!
But Saturday wasn’t just about the awards and the cringing.
It was also about the performances, and straight after American girl group TLC claimed their award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, T-Boz (real name Tionne Watkins) revealed her favourite video of theirs was Waterfall.
So it must have been nerve-racking for Stooshe when they performed their new single and cover of the original song Waterfall to end the MOBO’s.
Yet TLC’s Chilli (Rozonda Thomas) applauded the girls bravery for taking on one of their number one hits replying to Miquita’s question ‘What do you think about Stooshe cover of Waterfalls?’
You know what we absolutely loved it. We thought that the way they did Lisa’s rap, that’s our sister by the way, we thought it was so creative.
Thankfully the girls didn’t dress up like clowns and wear multi-coloured outfits as usual. That would have been so embarrassing!
Oh wait they nearly did:
Earlier we was in yellow blue and red… but the colours weren’t exactly working so our stylist kindly spray painted them
Phew… that was a lucky escape there girls, but I’m not sure what you would call those trousers? They look like bin bags or something from E.T. but whatever works for you.
Here’s the full list of the winners:
Best female act: Emeli Sande
Best male act: Plan B
Best newcomer: Rita Ora
Best R&B/soul act: Emeli Sande
Best hip-hop/grime act: Plan B
Best video: JLS – Do You Feel What I Feel
Best song: Labrinth ft Tinie Tempah – Earthquake
Best album: Emeli Sande – Our Version of Events
Best international act: Nicki Minaj
Best reggae act: Sean Paul
Best jazz act: Zoe Rahman
Best African act: D’Banj
Best gospel act: Rachel Kerr
Outstanding contribution to music: TLC
Lifetime achievement award: Dionne Warwick