Mo Gilligan introduces Sam Capaldi rather than Lewis at BRIT Awards 2023
Mo Gilligan was forced to apologise to Lewis Capaldi during the BRIT Awards on Saturday night after fluffing his introduction to Lewis’s performance by calling him Sam.
Lewis was one of the first live performers to take to the stage during the ceremony to sing his recent hit Forget Me.
But show host Mo, 34, made a blunder by introducing Lewis as Sam Capaldi, perhaps getting his first name mixed up with fellow BRITs attendee Sam Smith.
Mo said: ‘Here with his number one single Forget Me it’s the brilliant – go crazy – Sam Capaldi.’
Lewis appeared unperturbed by the mishap, getting straight on with his live vocal performance.
Oops! Mo Gilligan, 34, was forced to apologise to Lewis Capaldi during the BRIT Awards on Saturday night after fluffing his introduction to Lewis’s performance by calling him Sam
Recognising his mistake, Mo apologised for the mix up after Lewis’s performance.
He said: ‘I have to apologise, I did call him Sam. It just goes to show how strong the drinks are at the brit awards, they are not playing around.’
Viewers at home were quick to take to Twitter after hearing the mistake to mark the moment.
One person wrote: ‘IM STILL CRACKING UP WILL THE REAL CAPALDI PLEASE STAND UP!’
Another viewer posted: ‘LOL at the woman nearly dropping her Prosecco when ‘SAM’ Capaldi was mentioned… hahaha.’
Someone else tweeted: ‘I have to say Sam Capaldi totally smashed the brits tonight!!’
‘Sam Capaldi was good but u think Lewis Smith will steal the show,’ posted another viewer.
Someone else shared: ‘Sam capaldi did great there!’
The show goes on: Lewis appeared unperturbed by the mishap, getting straight on with his live vocal performance
While another viewer shared: ‘@LewisCapaldi well done Sam Capaldi cracker performance.’
Harry Styles, Lizzo, Wet Leg, Sam Smith and Lewis the stage on fire as they performed at the awards this weekend.
Harry opened the ceremony with an incredible rendition of his hit single As It Was from his Grammy-winning album Harry’s House.
Unexpected: Viewers at home were quick to take to Twitter after hearing the mistake to mark the moment
The singer, 29, who is up for four awards in tonight’s ceremony, donned a sparkly red jacket over his shirtless tattooed chest.
Harry teamed it with a pair of tight-fitted black trousers while he danced around the stage and belted out the fan-favourite track.
He got up and personal with his fans in the crowd from the stage, leaning over to hand out high fives and hand grabs during the song.
Hitmaker: Lewis was one of the first live performers to take to the stage during the ceremony to sing his recent hit Forget Me
Up next were Wet Leg, who made their BRIT Awards debut with a unique performance of their hit song Chaise Longue.
Duo Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers looked sensational on stage as they were surrounded by dancers, with some wearing horse heads and holding up signs.
Rhian looked incredible as she flashed her toned stomach in a quirky beige co-ord, which had a belt buckle running alongside the hem, while her flowing skirt ran just below her knees and hung down to the floor on one side.
Incredible: Harry Styles, Lizzo, Wet Leg, Sam Smith and Lewis Capaldi lit the stage on fire as they performed at the 2023 BRIT Awards at the O2 Awards on Saturday night
She added inches to her frame in a pair of denim knee-high boots, embellished with a lace pattern and snakeskin hem.
She accessorised her look with chunky silver rings, while her gorgeous brunette locks were curled and parted down the middle as they cascaded past her shoulders.
Meanwhile, Hester put on an equally eye-catching display in a linen tube top and matching mini skirt and she wore white knee high socks underneath chunky white heels.
The band are up for Mastercard Album of the Year, and are also in the running for Group of the Year, Best New Artist and Alternative/Rock Act.
Amazing: Harry opened the whole show with an incredible rendition of his hit single As It Was from his Grammy-winning album Harry’s House
Lewis was next on stage to perform a stunning rendition of his hit single Forget Me while playing guitar on a staircase.
He was then joined by a gospel choir for the powerful chorus, wearing a burgundy patterned jacket and black T-shirt.
Lizzo then took over for a show-stopping medley of the hit songs from her award-winning album Special and brought the house down.
She wore a scene-stealing pink fluffy dress that had an eye-catchingly huge neck piece and train, which she whipped off halfway through.
She even got out her trusty flute for a beautiful solo and had the crowd singing along and jumping out of their seats to dance.
Wow! Up next were Wet Leg, who made their BRIT Awards debut with a unique performance of their hit song Chaise Longue
Mo Gilligan returned as The BRIT Awards host for the second year running and for the first time in the ceremony’s history, it took place on a Saturday, broadcast live from London’s O2 Arena.
Harry Styles swept the ceremony as he took home four awards – winning in every category he was nominated in – including the coveted Artist of the Year.
The singer, 29, who said he is ‘aware of his privilege’, dedicated the award to several female artists who weren’t nominated after the BRITs received criticism for its all-male Artist of the Year lineup when the category went gender neutral.
He also took home awards for Album of the Year for Harry’s House, Song of the Year for As It Was and Pop/R&B Act during during the show, which was hit with technical difficulties during the live broadcast and also saw British act Wet Leg win big.
Harry kicked this year’s BRITs off with a bang as he opened the show with a performance of his song As It Was.
Bizarre: Duo Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers looked sensational on stage as they were surrounded by dancers, with some wearing horse heads and holding up signs
Host Mo Gilligan then took to the stage and welcomed attendes to the show, saying: ‘For the first time ever, we’re on a Saturday night. The tables are back in full effect.’
Aitch took home the first award of the night, winning the Hip-Hop/Grime Act gong.
Beyonce won International Artist of the Year, beating out the likes of Kendrik Lamar, Lizzo and Taylor Swift.
Becky Hill won the Dance Act award for the second year in a row and paid tribute to some of her fellow artists in her speech.
Harry also took home the Best Pop/R&B Award, which was presented to him by actress Salma Hayek.
Incredible: Lizzo then took over for a show-stopping medley of the hit songs from her award-winning album Special and brought the house down
Host Mo Gilligan then appeared to fluff his introduction to a performance by Lewis Capaldi by calling him Sam Capaldi, however he apologised afterward, joking it was proof how strong the drinks at the BRITs are.
The next award, Best New Act, was won by Wet Leg with lead singer Rhian Teasdale admitting her nerves as she got on stage.
After Harry’s Artist of the Year award, Fontaines DC won International Group of the Year with member Carlos O’Connell accepting.
Wet Leg were honoured with their second award of the night next, taking home the gong for Group of the Year.
Beyonce’s Break My Soul was honoured with International Song of the Year with the performer recording another message for her UK fans.
The 1975 won the award for British Group with lead singer Matty Heay taking the microphone to thank the band’s fans for their support.
Harry picked up his third award next, winning Song of the Year for As It Was, presented to him by country music legend Shania Twain.
Belting it out: She wore a scene-stealing pink fluffy dress that had an eye-catchingly huge neck piece and train, which she whipped off halfway through
Fat Boy Slim took to the stage next to present the award for Producer of the Year to veteran DJ David Guetta.
Sam Smith and Kim Petras took to the stage next for a raunchy rendition of their hit single Unholy, which came hot on the heels of their Grammys performance.
Lizzo, Harry, Lewis Capaldi, David Guetta, Becky Hill, Ella Henderson and Wet Leg also performed on the night.
Shortly after, Mo Gilligan told the audience the show was experiencing technical difficulties and so a clip of Adele performing her song I Drink Wine at last year’s show was played while the production crew sorted out the glitch.
Harry won his fourth and final of the world next when he received the Album of the Year award, presented to him by actor Stanley Tucci.
During Harry’s final acceptance speech, a member of his team briefly took the mic to offer his thanks but Harry snatched it back when he made a joke that he promised his wife they would be like Maya Jama and Stormzy later that night.
The show concluded with David Guetta performing a selection of his hits with the help of Becky Hill, Ella Henderson and Sam Ryder.
Music bosses came under fire when the shortlist for the BRITs was announced last month.
In a surprise snub, female artists were shut out of the Artist Of The Year, which last year introduced a gender-neutral overhaul by scrapping its male and female-centric categories.
The first gender-neutral award was handed to Adele last year, but in her acceptance speech she pointedly told the audience: ‘I love being a woman.’
Harry, Stormzy and Fred Again – real name Fred Gibson – were niminated for album of the year, alongside The 1975 and indie duo Wet Leg, who were the only female act in the category.
Charli XCX, whose fifth studio album Crash topped the charts, and Florence and the Machine, whose album Dance Fever earned the singer her fourth UK number one, were notably absent.
BRIT Award bosses are said to be talks to bring back separate categories for best male and female artist next year, following the criticism.
BRIT AWARDS 2023: THE WINNERS
Mastercard Album Of The Year
The 1975 – Being Funny In A Foreign Language
Wet Leg – Wet Leg
Harry Styles – Harry’s House – WINNER
Stormzy – This Is What I Mean
Fred Again – Actual Life 3 (January 1 – September 9 2022)
Artist Of The Year
Harry Styles – WINNER
Group Of The Year
Bad Boy Chiller Crew
Wet Leg – WINNER
Best New Artist
Wet Leg – WINNER
Song Of The Year With Mastercard
Aitch – Baby Ft Ashanti
Cat Burns – Go
Dave – Starlight
Ed Sheeran And Elton John – Merry Christmas
Eliza Rose And Interplanetary Criminal – Baddest Of Them All
George Ezra – Green Green Grass
Harry Styles – As It Was – WINNER
Lewis Capaldi – Forget Me
Lf System – Afraid To Feel
Sam Smith And Kim Petras – Unholy
Best Alt Rock
The 1975 – WINNER
Producer of the Year
Songwriter Of The Year
Kid Harpoon – co-writer and co-producer on Harry’s House
Hip Hop/ Grime/ Rap
Aitch – WINNER
Becky Hill – WINNER
Harry Styles – WINNER
International Artist Of The Year
Beyonce – WINNER
International Group Of The Year
Drake And 21 Savage
First Aid Kit
Fontaines DC – WINNER
International Song Of The Year
Beyonce – Break My Soul – WINNER
David Guetta And Bebe Rexa – I’m Good (Blue)
Fireboy Dml & Ed Sheeran – Peru
Mauro Castillo, Stephanie Beatriz, Carolina Gaitán, Rhenzy Feliz, Encanto – Cast, Adassa, Diane Guerrero – We Dont Talk About Bruno
Gayle – Abcdefu
Jack Harlow – First Class
Lizzo – About Damn Time
Calum Scott And Lost Frequencies – Where Are You Npow
One Republic – I Ain’t Worried
Taylor Swift – Antihero