The Brit Awards 2009

Preston Blog’s music, film and entertainments correspondent, Kirsty Higginson, takes a look at what a lot of Prestonians were watching on Wednesday night – The Brit Awards.

Duffy was the biggest winner at the Brit Awards 2009

Duffy was the biggest winner at the Brit Awards 2009

Wow, what a fantastic night the Brit Awards 2009 managed to pull off.

In previous years it seems to have been predominantly overshadowed by specific music tastes but this year has been an exception.

We had a bit of pop music winning with Girls Aloud’s ‘The Promise’ picking up best single, Katy Perry winning best international female, and rock legends, not to mention my favourite band of the moment, Kings of Leon picking up two international music awards.

Duffy may have stole the show with her hat-trick of awards but I think ‘Gavin and Stacey’ stars James Corden and Matthew Horne should have picked something up for their effort ‘performing’ a dance routine to one of Kylie’s hits at the start of show.

Seeing out the show we were treated to a spectacular walk down memory lane as
Pet Shop Boys, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, performed a medley of their hits, like ‘Go West’ and ‘What have I done to deserve this?’

Brit award winners 2009.

British Female Artist – Duffy

International Female Solo Artist – Katy Perry

British Breakthrough Act – Duffy

International Group – Kings of Leon

British Male Solo Artist – Paul Weller

International Album – Kings of Leon

British Live Act – Iron Maiden

British Group – Elbow

Critics’ Choice – Florence And The Machine

International Male Solo Artist – Kanye West

British Single – Girls Aloud (The Promise)

British Album – Duffy (Rockferry)

Outstanding Contribution to Music – Pet Shop Boys

Producers Award – Bernard Butler, for work on Rockferry

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Preston Blog takes on music, film and entertainments correspondent

Kirsty Higginson will be Preston Blog's music, film and entertainments correspondent

Kirsty Higginson will be Preston Blog's music, film and entertainments correspondent

Preston Blog is branching out a little bit and as the site has been growing in popularity over the last few weeks I’ve decided to hire an eager journalism student from UCLan as the Preston Blog music, film and entertainments correspondent. Kirsty Higginson will be starting as of Friday and covering the beat.

She’s keen, wants to write about the local music, film and entertainments scene. So if you’re in a local band, a local director, actor, producer or work in the entertainments industry get in touch with prestonblogs@googlemail.com and we’ll hook you up.

Kirsty already has her own blog – The Blunt Side of the World – and she’s on twitter @Kirstyhigginson – so feel free to go and follow her, she won’t mind.

Her first project is going to be to create a directory (a bit like the Twitter one we’ve got going on) of bands in Preston and the local area.