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Izzy Bizu, Frances and Jack Garratt shortlisted for BRITs Critics’ Choice Award

By | Published on Tuesday 24 November 2015

BRITs Critics Choice

With the Mercury Prize now over for another year, it’s been hard to know what to moan on and on and on about for the last few days. Thankfully, the BRITs Critics’ Choice shortlist of journalist-tipped next big things has come and thrown itself to the slaughter.

BRITs bosses having laid down an uncomfortable pile of Pam Hogg-designed trophies for them to fall upon yesterday, this morning Izzy Bizu, Frances and Jack Garratt were unceremoniously dumped and left to fend for themselves.

They all tried to put a brave face on it.

Izzy Bizu whispered: “I’m so honoured to be nominated for the BRITs Critics’ Choice Award this year, following in the footsteps of amazingly talented artists like Adele, Emeli Sande and James Bay, so thank you! I grew up watching the BRITs on the TV at home so it’s pretty exciting to be a part of it!”

Then Frances whimpered: “It’s such a huge honour to be nominated for the Critics’ Choice award. I’ve followed the BRITs my whole life, but never thought I’d be lucky enough to be nominated. It’s amazing to be a part of something that has included so many of my idols and musical inspirations. An amazing feeling. Thank you”.

Finally, Jack Garratt screamed to the sky in futile desperation: “It’s amazing to be nominated for the BRITs Critics’ Choice Award 2016. It’s such a significant award that highlights the importance of new music, so it’s a genuine honour to have been nominated alongside some other incredible new acts from the UK”.

Their suffering will not last long though. The overall winner, who will probably be forced to spend 2016 shifting a stack load of records (no, you’re wrong, James Bay’s album has gone platinum), will be announced this Friday.