and the winner is...to the shock of many in the world...Speech Debelle!
TGTF review here
she made a very short, sweet speech upon acceptance. afterwards she expressed her desire for world domination - to own her own record label by next year this time. oh, and to work with Kings of Leon. (that came out of left field...)
neither Friendly Fires nor La Roux won (they were my other picks)...but they did turn excellent performances, all of them (except for Glasvegas, whose singer James Allan has been mysteriously AWOL since the weekend).
personal hats off to FF's Jack Savidge, who I think REALLY needs a holiday from all of this. somehow he convinced the doctor at hospital to discharge him after being admitted just yesterday for a fever and a strange purple rash on his leg that his bandmates made fun of but I hope it's nothing serious (er...like a bleeding disorder or something...)