The show opened with Jack Whitehall taking a moment to pay tribute to Caroline Flack. He said she was “a member of the Brits family” and then added “she will be sorely missed.” It was followed by a powerful performance by Lewis Capaldi singing the biggest song of 2019, Someone You Loved. Fans flooded social media to share their emotional responses to the moment. Watch the video here.
Fan comments online praised the way the song perfectly suited the moment: Jack Whitehall speech on Caroline Flack followed by Lewis Capaldi song… brought a tear to my eye.”
One said; “CEO of giving it your all when performing. Such a good song to dedicate to Caroline Flack.”
Another added: “My heart broke. That was beautiful Lewis. Sleep tight Caroline.”
Capaldi is expected to be one of the big winners tonight.
He also scooped up the award for Best New Artist but was pipped to Male Solo Artist by Stormzy.
Someone You Loved was the best-selling single of 2019 so looks certain for Best Song while Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent is the hot favourite for Album of the Year.