Even though Beyonce didn’t end up joining the BRIT Awards lineup this year, the show still featured a great set of performances. After taking home two big awards, Emeli Sande closed out the ceremony with a pair of songs that was all class.
Earlier in the show, Justin Timberlake delivered the live debut of the epic “Mirrors.” Taylor Swift ditched the acid circus extravaganza for “I Knew You Were Trouble,” though she added a wubby dance breakdown because SHE’S A POP STAR NOW, GUYS, get it through your thick skulls. One Direction (drama!) may have lost out to Mumford & Sons, but they turned out a peppy take of their harmonic “One Way or Another” cover. Speaking of Mumford, they did their foot-stomping, fast-plucking thing to great effect. Check out the performances below.
One Direction — “One Way or Another”
Taylor Swift — “I Knew You Were Trouble”
Justin Timberlake — ”Mirrors”
Emeli Sande — “Clown/Next to Me”
Mumford & Sons — ”I Will Wait”
Muse — “Supremacy”
Ben Howard — ”Only Love”