Performances At The MOBO Awards 2009
The MOBO Awards 2009 saw a massive 11 acts perform on a stage which featured strobe lights, laser lights and fire flashes
There were screams of excitement as Tinchy Stryder opened up the awards show on a stage lit with blue lasers. ‘The Star in the Hood’ was then joined on stage by Dappy from N-Dubz to perform their hit single ‘Number 1’. As Dappy departed the stage Tinchy continued to electrify the audience with a massive performance of his new single ‘You’re Not Alone’ on a stage featuring green strobe lights.
The sexy hostess of the night, US songstess Keri Hilson blew us away the audience with her performance of ‘Knock You Down’ which included a surprise appearance from Taio Cruz who added some UK Flavour to the hit song.
Showing what a difference a year makes was last year’s Best Newcomer, Chipmunk, walked away with this years Best Hip Hop award. Up against international artists such as Eminem, Drake and Kanye West, Chipmunk showed Glasgow, and the world, that British urban talent cannot be underestimated. On the night Chipmunk’s performance of ‘Diamond Rings’ alongside Glasgow-based student Emeli Sande was also a crowd pleaser, as was ‘Tiny Dancer’ which he performed with DJ Ironik. Mr Hudson got almost everyone up on their feet to sing along to his major hit ‘Supernova’.
Kelly Rowland and David Guetta, performed their hit ‘When Love Takes Over’ on the night, with a 16-strong local Glasgow dance group joining them on stage. Kelly dazzled in a stunning floor-length sequined gown and her strong vocals were impressive.
The late King of Pop was honored with a posthumous MOBO Lifetime Achievement Award, which was accepted by his siblings La Toya and Jermaine Jackson. The tribute saw electrifying performances from Shaheen Jafargoli, who sang the Jackson 5 hit ‘I’ll Be There’, Diversity who performed a stunning sequence set to a medley of Michael Jackson hits, including ‘Bad’, ‘I Want You Back’ and ‘Black and White’. Finally the audience saw an emotional performance from Jermaine Jackson who played homage to the legendary star, as he took to the stage to sing one of Michael’s favorite songs, ‘Smile’.
The show was closed with a performance from the ‘The Young Soul Rebels’ who took to the stage for a historic performance of their epic new single ‘I Got Soul’ in support of children ravaged by war around the world. War Child received this year’s BeMOBO Award.