Jake Bugg slams the BRIT Awards

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 March 2014
Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg has slammed the BRIT Awards and 'American Idol', describing the show as "the dream smasher"

Jake Bugg has slammed the BRIT Awards and 'American Idol'.

The 20-year-old singer, who performed at the 6 Music Festival in Manchester yesterday (02.03.14), missed out on the award for Best Male Solo artist at the BRITs last month but insists he wasn't bothered and thought the ceremony was "really boring."

He told BBC Newsbeat backstage in Manchester: "I don't mind losing out to David Bowie but how can you have a category with him in it and four people that have made one or two albums?"

The 'Lightning Bolt' hitmaker also had a dig at boy band One Direction, who won the award for Global Success, along with Best British Video for 'Best Song Ever'.

Speaking about the Global Success gong, Jake said: "To make up an award just so One Direction win it and turn up is a bit wrong but that's it, it's showbusiness."

The singer recently performed on 'American Idol' to promote his new album 'Shangri-La' and although he defended his appearance he claims the programme is "cruel".

Jake said: "It's something a bit different for the kids on those shows", before slating the way the contestants are treated.

He explained: "It was quite sad. We went on just before they said to the contestant 'yeah you're not through' and she was really heartbroken.

"It's cruel. It's like thanks for coming on the show but you'll never get a record contract. It's the dream smasher, that's what it is, the dream smasher."

Jake Bugg

Singer-songwriter peddling a folky country indie sound.

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1. Patricia Mgs6 Mar 2014, 10:14pm Report

It's absurd n unfair to contest David Bowie against Jake. Hellooo BRIT, if you don't mean to put someone in your award category, then don't! Jake u r unique, very talented, marvelous and awesome to hear and watch. Down to earth, simple lyrics and beautiful musics, and he doesn't need earplug to perform on stage (as most musicians do). Very pure & young. I just hope the music/recording industries won't destroy this young talented artist, just let him do his best. Salute to you Jake and don't let the "cold world" changes you into something you don't want. Amen.

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