It used to be a night for greasy-haired blokes with guitars, but this year’s Brit Awards is all about lipstick, stilettos and posh frocks.
There’s a growing list of girls attending – and now I can reveal Scarlett Johansson will be adding some A-list glamour. The Lost In Translation actress has been confirmed to present an award and – more importantly – she has also been invited to perform at the bash on February 20.
Scarlett is recording an album of Tom Waits cover songs – (imaginatively) titled “Scarlett sings Tom Waits” – with Rhino Records in the US. So Brit Awards organisers are pulling out all the stops to persuade her to sing one of the tracks at London’s Earls Court. A ceremony insider said: “Scarlett has tentatively agreed to sing and is definitely presenting a Brit. It would be a real treat.”
[Note from Riikka: The album is actually titled “Anywhere I Lay My Head”]
For years The Brits struggled to find talented women. It’s not so long ago that Annie Lennox won year after year – seven times in total. Now we are blessed with loads of fantastic females. Leona Lewis, Kate Nash and KT Tunstall are competing in Best British Female category. Kylie is also up against Rihanna and Alicia Keyes for Best International Singer.
And Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse will be there alongside rising stars Adele and Duffy. The Spice Girls may not have been nominated for anything despite reforming for their big tour. But Girl Power is definitely back…
Source: Sunday Mirror