February 20, 2013 17:21
Brit Awards to 'rewrite the wrong' done to Adele at 2012 ceremony
'21' singer was cut off in middle of her acceptance speech
Brit Awards organisers are set to make amends to Adele after she was interrupted while giving an acceptance speech at the awards last year.
The now infamous incident took place toward the end of the 2012 ceremony when Adele, accepting the award for Best British album, was interrupted by host James Corden who was under instruction to move her along and introduce Blur to the stage. Understandably frustrated, Adele flicked her middle finger up as she left the stage.
David Joseph, Universal UK chief executive and Brits chairman, has today said that Adele was "wronged" at last year's event and that he hoped to make amends during this evening's ceremony. Speaking to The Guardian, he said: "How can you take an artist who has made the biggest cultural impact musically this country has seen globally for some time and cut her off in the middle of her speech?
"I very much to this day question what was happening in that control booth. I can hint something is going to happen this year to rewrite that wrong."
Adele is not nominated for any Brit Awards this year with bookies backing Emeli Sandé and Mumford and Sons to win big on the night. Performances are due from Muse, Mumford and Sons, Taylor Swift, Ben Howard, One Direction, Justin Timberlake and Robbie Williams which will take place between awards, with Emeli Sandé set to close the show.
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