The BBC Radio 1’s Teen Awards were held on London, UK at the Hammersmith Apollo on Sunday, November 14. We here at the Swift Agency, who really are only one guy, who can’t really afford to fly around the world at the drop of a hairband, couldn’t make it. However we managed to catch it online.
The concept is that it’s mostly about teenage heroes of everyday life, some who have accomplished much in their life or they have surmounted impossible odds. Mixed in were categories for celebrities as well. I ‘m not really sold on the concept.
The Outspoken was present for her performance and she killed it as usual, with Love Story, Speak Now and Mine. Take a look:
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Wow, see that? No geo-lock (that annoying thing that doesn’t allow you to play videos if you’re not in the same country). I bet other websites could take a page out of the BBC’s world wide web mentality (yes, that is what www MEANS). I’m looking at you, CMT.com.
After that there was a curious lull as if no artist was ready to perform or a segment was missing. The awkward silence was followed by two of the many presenters organizing an impromptu karaoke. My mind kinda wandered off until Katy Perry who first appeared to give an award to a very brave teenager and later on took the stage to perform a rather long selection of her hits which brought the house down. BBC needs to iron a few kinks for next year.
Taylor took part in the live chat that was happening backstage but for some reason nobody thought about arranging audio for this. As a result every artist who took part was just answering to the person on the keyboard who would type the answers back. Taylor did manage to send back the heart sign and write the names of the fans on a blackboard as well as a message saying she loves her fans back. Sound, BBC Radio 1. Look into that for next time. It’s kind of a big thing.
Did you notice Grant Mickelson rocking the hair and the white glasses? He looked like Eunice’s long lost brother at times. Specially in a certain picture that Mike Meadows took of him. No, we’re not going to show you the picture. We don’t engage in childish behavior and… oh forget it here it is.
Coming up! Taylor is going to Japan! Kawaiii! That’s Japanese for cute. Make sure you’re up to date with the Calendar!
- November 16: Speak Now is released on vinyl.
- November 17: TV appearance on Fuji TV/SmapXSmap Japan TV.
- November 18: TV appearance on Nippon TV/Zoom In Japan TV.
- November 21: The American Music Awards are broadcast live on ABC at 8pm Eastern time. The winners will be decided via online voting through ABC.com and AMAvote.com. Taylor Swift is nominated for Favorite Female Country Artist.
(Source: BBC Radio 1’s Teen Awards)