Highlights, Style & Winners From The Recent Oscars & Brits: Look back!

Recently two very big ceremonies took place. One in the world of film. The other in the world of music. The Oscars in America and The Brits in England. Let’s take a look back at the highlights from Royal Blood’s win for rock at The Brits and Birdman’s big win at the Oscars as well as the style and the winners!

Highlights From The Oscars

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Wins Best Picture

Graham Moore’s, John Legend’s, Common’s & Patricia Arquette’s Inspiring Speeches & John Legend’s & Common’s Performance

Neil Patrick Harris Opens the Show

Maroon 5 Perform

Winners

Best picture: Birdman

Actress in a leading role: Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Actor in a leading role: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Supporting actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Supporting actor: JK Simmons, Whiplash

Directing: Alejandro G Inarritu for Birdman

Original screenplay: Birdman

Adapted screenplay: The Imitation Game

Costume design: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Makeup and hairstyling: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Foreign language film: Ida

Documentary (short subject): Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

Live action short film: The Phone Call

Visual effects: Interstellar

Animated short film: Feast

Animated feature film: Big Hero 6

Production design: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki for Birdman

Film editing: Tom Cross for Whiplash

Documentary feature: Citizenfour

Original song: Glory from Selma

Original score: Alexandre Desplat for The Grand Budapest Hotel

Presented By: Neil Patrick Harris

The Brits Highlights

Sam Smith Wins & Performs Too

Royal Blood Win & Perform Too

Paloma Faith Wins & Performs Too

James Bay’s Critics’ Choice Win

Winners

MASTERCARD BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Ed Sheeran – X

BRITISH ARTIST VIDEO OF THE YEAR

One Direction – You & I

BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT

Sam Smith

INTERNATIONAL GROUP

Foo Fighters

BRITISH SINGLE

Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST

Pharrell Williams

GLOBAL SUCCESS

Sam Smith

BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

Paloma Faith

INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

Taylor Swift

BRITISH GROUP

Royal Blood

BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST

Ed Sheeran

CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARD (previously announced)

James Bay

BRITISH PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Paul Epworth

Presented By: Ant & Dec

Oscars Style

Female Style

Sienna Miller

Jennifer Aniston

Scarlett Johansson

Jennifer Hudson

Karlie Kloss

Male Style

Jared Leto

Common

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

David Oyelowo

The Brits Style

Female Style

Cara Delevingne

Holly Willoughby

Emma Bunton

Rebecca Ferguson

Paloma Faith

Male Style

RJ Mitte

Adam Lambert

Nick Jonas

Mark Ronson

Sam Smith

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The Best Diva Fever YouTube Vids Part 1!

The amazing Diva Fever!

The amazing Diva Fever!

I loved Diva Fever on The X Factor in 2010 and I really enjoy watching their vids on YouTube so I have decided to compile the best of their YouTube fabulousness which is not an easy job because every one of their vids is great (Hence why we shall be having more than one part to this and will still be leaving out good vids!) So all that’s left to do is say enjoy the first part and be introduced to or reacquainted with the amazingly entertaining duo that is Diva Fever a.k.a. Craig Saggers and Josef Al-Smadi. 🙂

Video 1: Diva Fever’s X Factor Audition

We have to really start with the lads’ audition where they wowed with the amazing Tina Turner’s Proud Mary. On a personal note I also quite enjoyed Let It Be by The Beatles too. I’m a major Beatles fan. I remember listening to the greatest hits of The Beatles growing up for hours on end but I’m going to stop rambling now about myself and let you all enjoy the video and Craig’s famous line of, “I’m singing for my life up here ‘cos I ain’t having a no!” :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SniCtRc7VNM

Video 2: Tequila The Fish:

Joe has a fish called Tequila and in this video she is drinking water from a Tequila bottle which Joe pours into her tank. When her little mouth started drinking it down I nearly died. It’s the best craic especially if you like animals and I thoroughly enjoyed it and I’m sure you will too. She’s defo my kind of fish! 🙂 :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbqmW_zJ_rQ

Video 3 : Performing At The NSPCC ChildLine Ball 2012:

This was a charity gig in 2012 where the guys performed Maroon 5’s Moves Like Jagger and Tina Turner’s Proud Mary while having banter with the crowd and at one stage going down into the crowd. :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHzG-p5GB10

Video 4: Diva Fever Been Interviewed At Manchester Pride 2013:

Here is a quite recent interview with the lads where they talk about upcoming gigs, plans for Eurovision and the ad they did for The X Factor with various acts from over the years and much more. Love the interviewer too. I think he’s fab! I keep thinking watching him that I’m slightly like the female version of him though not as fab! :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1YjO6U-ZCc

Video 5: Diva Fever’s First Live Performance When They Left The X Factor In Maidstone crowd With Mr.E.Productions :

Their first performance since The X Factor in 2010 where they sang songs they sung on the show, Sunny by Bobby Hebb, Barbara Striesand by Duck Sauce, I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor (My song after one too many Heinekens! I love Heineken, we’re having a love affair! :-)) and Proud Mary by good old Tina:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wm5RK3pt0w

Video 6: Diva Fever Dancefloor Lover and Like Fire:

Diva Fever put up samples of two songs they recorded. I thought they were very good and very Scissor Sisters-esque. Good job guys! :-):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdgvS5zkP2I

Video 7: Diva Fever Live From Studio Five:

Following their departure from The X Factor show this was one of their interviews:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f70qWh0XeCY

Video 8: Diva Fever On This Morning With The Equally Amazing Storm Lee:

Another interview which they did after leaving the show. I do love Craig’s honesty, “Get us a bit of money because he’s got enough of it himself!” :-):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFCi54thntc

Video 9: Diva Fever On Daybreak With Storm Lee:

This was also following their departure from the show and was on Daybreak. Very funny. :-):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9j2B7mxDD4

Video 10: Diva Fever On The Alan Titchmarsh Show:

The divas appear on The Alan Titchmarsh Show!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPSI051EBpQ

Hope you enjoy! More soon! 🙂

I Introduce 2014!

Well we welcomed the New Year of 2014! I was personally holding a Heineken in one hand and a cigarette in the other as the ‘ole clock counted down but don’t judge! 🙂

Happy New Year Everyone!

Happy New Year Everyone!

So on a personal note, what do I have to expect from the new year? Well my new year’s resolutions are to go on a diet and to cut down on cigarettes. Hopefully that shall last until at least the end of January. I also have my course to finish. That’ll be up to the end of April and hopefully I’ll have something organised for September. I hope someone will give me a job but things are kind of in a bad way over here in Ireland but I’ll keep pestering poor souls with my CV like in 2013. I also want to continue my writing and my singing because I just love them and it’d be amazing to make a career out of one or both of them but if not I’ll have love them as a hobby.

On a personal note I hope to find love but that has to happen authentically and shouldn’t be pushed. There might be someone out there who might like a nerdy eccentric. You never know, you never know!

I also plan on having fun. Obviously going drinking with my sister but also I’m heading to Union J in Dublin when those four sexy men come, Wicked where I can giggle along with my favourites Crope and Tibbett and The X Factor concert where Sam Callahan can leave us all in a sweat! I do hope to get to Maroon 5 later in the year. Robin Thicke is playing support too so that’d be a good gig and McBusted. Always have been a huge McFly fan. My best mate loved Busted when we were younger and I loved McFly. And of course a few more musicals would be good to get to too.

Though of course the biggest wish for 2014 would be health and happiness for my family and I. They are the most important things after all and I wish that to you and yours too! 🙂