Sunday, 14 October 2012

Taylor Swift BBC Radio 1’s Teen Awards 2012

Taylor Swift BBC Radio 1’s Teen Awards 2012

Taylor Swift attended the BBC Radio 1 ‘Teen Awards’ held at Wembley Arena in London on Sunday afternoon (Oct 7th). The country/pop singer graced the poppy red carpet wearing a “Marla” boat neck short dress from the Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet Spring/Summer 2013 collection. 
Taylor Swift - Teen Awards 7 Oct 2012
She looked cute, lovely, very sweet and very much the sophisticated lady in the cream fit-and-flare dress with cut-out details at the back is the perfect that would hold appeal from her teen fan base (better known as Swifties) Taylor Swift matched up with white Charlotte Olympia “Kitty” pumps (Image) from the Runaway Bride collection featuring ivory satin and a stitched cat face. Taylor first opted for this footwear at the Canadian Country Music Awards in September.

The 22-year-old sweetheart wore her long blonde locks up, into a chic bun, to show off the cut-out back details and finished off her look with ruby red lips and vintage House of Lavande diamond encrusted earrings.
Taylor appeared at Paris Fashion Week and shot a romantic video whilst in France. Then she spent a few  days in London pre-recording a live performance for X Factor, was a guest on ITV’s Jonathan Ross’ Show rounding out her visit to the capital with the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards.

Tay happily obliged her young fans, who were patiently waiting,  signing autographs and posed for photo requests.
Taylor was joined on the red carpet by fellow teen acts One Direction, Conor Maynard and Little Mix.
The show, which is aimed at teens between 12 and 17 year olds, was hosted by R1’s very own Nick Grimshaw. Swift appeared on his Breakfast show earlier this week, where she revealed her own little girl crush - 'I met Ellie Goulding last night and she's the coolest girl,' she told the DJ. 'I've been obsessed with her songs for years so I felt a bit fan girlish. I know all the words to her new song”

The Awards were broadcast live on BBC Radio 1 with video shown on the website and made available for streaming on mobile devices, laptops and appropriately for Miss Swift’s set the RED button on BBC TV.

When she hit the Wembley stage she somewhat vamped up her style in a sheer top with high waisted sexy shiny hot pants and wore flat glittery pumps!
She showed off her slender frame as she showcased 4 songs
Setlist: You Belong With Me, Love Story, Red, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Taylor Swift
Radio 1 Teen Awards 7 Oct 2012


The “Sparkly One” was welcomed on stage with the words – “Our next performer has come back to us for a second time. she was amazing last time. I know she’s going to be even better or there be a third time”!  
Suffice to say she most certainly did not disappoint. Her energetic showing did not go unnoticed with tweets pouring into Radio 1 and some saying it was “the best set of the day”. # Teen Awards was trending big-time!
Clearly having fun with her 4 backing singers and band members after a rousing “You Belong With Me” she stood still after the performance, soaking up the crowd reaction, and love and was totally in awe.

She then said “Well Hi London, its quite possible this is the loudest crowd of all time (more screams) which makes me really really happy and it makes me want to ask you a question – 2 questions – Do you think you can sing as loud as you can scream? Question #2 Would you like to dance?
The result was a mass sing-a-long to her worldwide smash and UK favourite “Love Story” 
Funnily Grant Mickelson, playing electric guitar was referred to by the Radio 1 presenters as “that’s definitely Russell Brand”  

Taylor performs RED!


Taylor then asks – “We were thinking, if this was going to be as loud as I hoped maybe I could play a new song that I’ve never played live before” To loud cheers she responded to the teen multitude – “I’m really happy because it seems like you think THAT’s a good idea! London for the very first time this is a song called ‘Red’ “ Although the single had been out a matter of days in America the fans were singing along with her to every word and this week saw it make its stateside debut as a #2 Country Billboard slot. Taylor, playing electric guitar and singing into a brightly coloured red mic really rocked the place. Painting the UK capital red she proved that this song soooooo works live!
Watch her perform “Red” >> YouTube

Before her final song she told the Wembley masses – “You know the first time I played at the Teen Awards was a few years ago and that’s something, I’m NEVER, going to forget, I also know that I’m NEVER going to forget what this crowd looks like at Wembley Arena”. Yes everyone knew what was to come next!  
Like I said that’s something I’m NEVER, EVER going to forget. You know when you think of it I’m interested in other things YOU’LL, NEVER, EVER want to happen, LONDON ..I remember when we broke up... TV cameras were focused on the audience throughout the whole of the total earworm “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”. The X Factor thus maintains their exclusive as “Never” will air on Sunday 14th October for the first time on UK television. WANEGBT has resided in the UK Top 10 for many weeks since its Aug 13th release and should get a further boost!
Yes it was London’s time to sing as the waving masses in the auditorium cut loose and had lots of fun.

Leaving the stage Taylor gave a shout out “Thank you Radio 1, unbelievable”! 
And she clearly enjoyed the show as she wrote on Twitter afterwards: 'That show was like "EEEEEEEEEEE!!!" @BBCR1 Teen Awards. Wembley Arena. I'm in love with you, London.'

Links:
Watch Taylor perform “Love Story” at the 2012 Teen Awards @  www.bbc.co.uk
Extended highlights (14 mins) of Taylor Swift's set at Radio 1's Teen Awards 2012 - www.bbc.co.uk
Taylor Swift Radio 1’s Teen Awards 2012 Gallery @  www.bbc.co.uk
Taylor Swift Radio 1’s Teen Awards (Audio) 2 hours 49min - www.bbc.co.uk
Radio 1’s Teen Awards 2012 Gallery www.mirror.co.uk
Slide Show - galleries.metro.co.uk

Teen Awards 2012 recipients were:

Inspirational hero of 2012: Ellie Simmonds
Best British single: One Thing - One Direction
Best British album: Up All Night - One Direction
Best British TV show: X Factor
Best British actor: Daniel Radcliffe
Best British music act: One Direction
Male hottie of the year: Tom Daley
Female hottie of the year: Emma Watson
Best British sports star: Tom Daley
Sources – Radio 1, Daily Mail

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