With the live BRIT Awards 2020 show set to air on 18th February, they’ve just announced those up for the prize of Rising Star Award (previously called Critics’ Choice), who, for the first time in the Awards’ history, will receive a performance slot on the main show!
Tipping Beabadoobee, Celeste and Joy Crookes for this year’s Rising Star award, the winner will be announced on 6th December, joining the likes of previous winners Adele, Florence & The Machine, James Bay and last year’s victor, Sam Fender.
“It’s suuuper cool to be nominated for the BRITs Rising Star award and I’m so grateful,” bubblegum-grunge star Beabadoobee says. “It’s so weird to think that writing music in my bedroom could appeal to so many people. Thank you so much to anyone who has voted for me!”
“My earliest memory of the BRITs was 2002, I was around 8 years old,” adds soul singer Celeste. “MC Romeo had me at “turn up the bass line” and MisTeeq were the women I wanted to be when I grew up. It was a cold winter evening and I was glued to my television, I remember being in a frenzy with every word they sang. It was in that exact moment that I thought I would like to be a part of that one day. To be nominated for the Rising Star award is a huge honour, especially to recognised this early on in my career.”
Jazz-pop crooner Joy Crookes continues, “I remember watching the BRITs as a child - especially seeing my favourites like Lily Allen, Corinne Bailey Rae and Amy Winehouse up on the screen. I’ve always looked up to these inspiring and strong women so to be able to be recognised in the same way they were is insane - thank you so much to anyone who has supported me to get here!”