Liverpool certainly knows how to put on an event! As the city hosted this year’s MOBOs, tons of celebs travelled to the Echo Arena in their best outfits. JLS, who won an award for Best Video, were the first to arrive (on a budget EasyJet flight) and then it was time for the girls. Below is a round-up of the lovely ladies that shone on awards night.
I love looking at celebs all dressed up for inspiration about what to wear for my next big night out, don’t you?
Emeli is one cool chick as she played it down in a classic pencil skirt and long sleeve top and then went on to win three awards. She got Best R&B / Soul, Best Album and Best Female Act and with all that going back and forth to the stage she didn’t want to worry about a wardrobe malfunction. You can’t beat a pencil skirt if you’re playing it safe.
It was a bright night for Rita Ora! Not only did she win Best Newcomer, she dazzled in a white peplum style dress. It appears she has lost some weight with all the running around promoting her tunes but a peplum dress is also effective at creating the appearance of a classic hourglass silhouette.
Rebecca’s had quite a year and was nominated for two categories. Her backless maxi dress was a winner in the fashion sense even if she didn’t collect an honour for her music. There’s always next year, isn’t there?
Jorgie Porter and Jennifer Metcalfe
Hollyoaks stars Jorgie Porter and Jennifer Metcalfe brought some soap star glamour to the red carpet. Their bodycon dresses show off their curves in all the right places, don’t they?
Stooshe and TLC
New girl band Stooshe teamed up with TLC to sing TLC’s original version of Waterfalls, which Stooshe recently covered as a single. TLC’s original tune was Number One on the US Billboard charts for three weeks and their joint performance at the MOBOs got a standing ovation. They may have all been wearing black, but their vocals were electric!
And the winners are:
Best Gospel: Rachel Kerr
Best Jazz: Zoe Rahman
Best Reggae: Sean Paul
Best African Act: D’Banj
Best Song: Labrinth
Best R&B/Soul: Emeli Sandé
Best Album: Emeli Sandé
Best Hip Hop/Grime: Plan B
Best Video: JLS
Best Female Act: Emeli Sandé
Best Male Act: Plan B
Best Newcomer: Rita Ora
Best International: Nicki Minaj
What a night!