Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 7 March 2015

New-look Amy Winehouse at Q Awards, but it’s the same old confused story

Amy Winehouse and Terry Hall (middle) attend the 2009 Q Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 26, 2009 in London, England
Amy Winehouse and Terry Hall (middle) attend the 2009 Q Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 26, 2009 in London, England
Amy Winehouse attends the 2009 Q Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 26, 2009 in London, England
Amy Winehouse attends the 2009 Q Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 26, 2009 in London, England
Dione Bromfield and Amy Winehouse attend the 2009 Q Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 26, 2009 in London, England
Amy Winehouse and Terry Hall attend the 2009 Q Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 26, 2009 in London, England
Amy Winehouse attends the 2009 Q Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 26, 2009 in London, England
Amy Winehouse attends the 2009 Q Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 26, 2009 in London, England

Singer Amy Winehouse made a surprise appearance at the Q Awards bash but managed to bungle her appearance on stage twice.

The troubled chart star, who recently had a boob job, was due to present an award to The Specials alongside record producer and film-maker Don Letts, but she failed to appear on stage at both attempts.

Eventually Letts handed the prize to the band with the awards host attempting to fill her place. He told guests: “What do I do if I'm Amy?” He then downed a pint of beer in one and added: “I feel sick now.”

Winehouse strutted on stage as the band began to make their acceptance speech, then after they had left instructed guests: “Put your hands together for the most inspirational band of all times, The Specials.”

As the 2 Tone band, known for its multicultural line-up, collected their award frontman Terry Hall mocked BNP leader Nick Griffin, who last week appeared on BBC1's Question Time.

Arctic Monkeys came top in the best live act category following a battle with acts such as U2, Blur and Take That.

Florence & The Machine was one of the leaders in the nominations with three nods, including breakthrough artist, best video and best album, but the act left empty-handed.

Lady GaGa's catchy Just Dance won best video, but she was beaten in the breakthrough artist category by Mr Hudson.

Lily Allen won best track for her hit The Fear.

Indie rockers Kasabian won best album for the Mercury Prize-nominated West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum.

Robert Plant won the outstanding contribution to music award, while Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, got the classic songwriter gong.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Pisces:

You're determined to succeed, no matter what the cost. Making temporary sacrifices will be necessary to get ahead. Although you may not earn as much money as your friends and relatives, that will change. Focus on paying your dues and acquiring skills. You could find success in a job involving publishing, education or travel. Find a position that allows you to explore important ideas with other creative people, this will give you the outlet you need for all the thoughts and inspirations filling your head.More