The Voice-Online waxes poetic on Jorja Smith’s performance (of “Don’t Watch Me Cry”) and recent win as Best British Female Solo at the annual 2019 BRIT Awards. Smith, whose father hails from Jamaica, dedicated her award to “all the little girls and women who love what they do.” This is Smith’s second BRIT Award after she won the Critics’ Choice award in 2018.
THE 2019 BRIT Awards took place at London’s O2 Arena on Wednesday night (Feb 20) and saw a flurry of British and international acts take home the coveted awards.
It was a big night for Walsall crooner Jorja Smith, who won Best British Female Solo. She was presented with the award by 2x Grammy-award winning singer H.E.R and Chic’s Nile Rodgers, where she said she was “surprised” to receive the award and that this was for all the little girls and women who love what they do.
The singer then performed a beautiful rendition of her song ‘Don’t Watch Me Cry’, which moved the audience. This marks Smith’s second BRIT Award after she won the Critics Choice award in 2018.
Fans compared her performance to Adele’s memorable rendition of ‘Someone Like You’, which she performed in 2011 – a moment which preceded her international stardom.
“Do you remember when adele sang someone like you with a piano and then became a worldwide superstar?I think we might have just witnessed the same thing with Jorja Smith, stunning!,” wrote one Twitter user, while another said: “Jorja Smith is absolutely magical. This could be a real ‘Adele @ Brits’ moment for her. Future megastar.”