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As per Live Lounge tradition, where artists perform their own material and then a cover, Lizzo put her own spin on the track in powerful style. She then made the song her own by adding a flute solo to it.
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Lizzo also performed the title track from her recent album ‘Special’, which you can watch below:
Smith and Petras also performed ‘Unholy’ on the night, taking to the stage in leather and black outfits in front of a set designed to look like a seedy garage set-up. Petras rolled out from under a car to start her verse while Smith took a seat on the back of a motorbike as their collaborator sang.
The performance received 106 complaints to Ofcom, though it was unclear exactly which parts of it was complained about.
Smith and Petras’ BRITs appearance followed a controversial performance at the Grammys, which saw right-wing commentators and conspiracy theorists accuse the pair of performing a Satanic ritual. “Don’t fight the culture wars, they say,” conservative commentator Liz Wheeler wrote. “Meanwhile, demons are teaching your kids to worship Satan. I could throw up.”
The Church Of Satan later weighed in on the backlash, calling the performance “nothing particularly special”. Magister David Harris added: “It’s sad when politicians on a national stage use someone’s religion as a punchline.”