Florence And The Machine picks up Critic’s Choice Award at BRITs

Florence Welch thanks NME editor in speech

Florence And The Machine has been named the Critics’ Choice at this year’s BRIT Awards, which are taking place tonight (February 18) in London.

Florence Welch accepted her award from Kylie Minogue wearing a gold trouser suit – and thanked NME editor Conor McNicholas in her speech.

“There are so many people I wanna say thank you to,” she said. “Firstly, to the critics, and also my friends and family and all the people who’ve supported me.”


“Also I’d like to say thank you to Zane (Lowe), Conor, and my record label. I’m gonna go and get drunk now!”

The winner of last year’s BRIT Critics’ Choice Award was Adele.

Keep checking NME.COM throughout the evening for the latest from the BRIT Awards 2009.

For more stories and the results from the 2009 BRIT Awards

head to NME.COM‘s BRIT Award index now.

For more on the BRIT Awards, head to our photo gallery of images from the night.


You can also head to the NME Office Blog for our minute-by-minute BRIT Awards live blog.

You May Like