The award is a test of the regression of large-scale events in the age of coronavirus
London- f will be awarded the Global Idol Award today at the British Music Awards, which will be held in front of 4,000 live audiences in London as part of a test event that aims to return to a large-scale event in the age of coronavirus.
The government is using the UK’s top music awards as a pilot event before the full relaxation of epidemic restrictions is expected this summer.
Participants in the London O2 Arena will not be alienated from society or wear masks, but must provide a negative Covid-19 test before the performance. The audience will include 2,500 key workers and their guests, who received admission tickets to recognize their efforts during the pandemic.
Police nurse Brian George said: “This is the first event we have participated in since the pandemic. It caused a big sensation.” He took his 18-year-old daughter to the ceremony. “I hope that other similar events will happen between now and autumn, and we will open everything up again. That’s great.”
British singer and composer Dua Lipa, Arlo Parks and Celeste compete for three British music awards, equivalent to the British Grammy Awards. DJ Joel Corry and rap duo Young T&Bugsey also received three nominations.
Swift will be the first woman to win the Global Idol Award, having previously awarded superstars such as Elton John and David Bowie. The 31-year-old American singer and songwriter also received a solo nomination for best international female singer. After the release of the re-recorded album “Fearless”, she is the best-selling singer in the UK since 2021.
Comedian Jack Whitehall (Jack Whitehall) will host the awards ceremony, Lipa (Lipa) and rock band Coldplay (Coldplay) will participate in the evening performance.
The British pilots are part of the government’s “Event Research Project”, which recently saw people returning to football matches, outdoor concerts and nightclubs. The Minister of Culture Oliver Dowden once said that this year’s awards ceremony is “an opportunity to bring together the live audience and the best talent in the UK.”
After the event, participants will be screened and monitored as part of the investigation.
The UK has recorded more than 127,500 deaths from the coronavirus, but after the lockdown in early 2021 and the rapid deployment of the vaccine, the death toll dropped to single digits.
The blockade is being gradually lifted, and the measures will be further relaxed with the reopening of covered reception spaces and outdoor gatherings of up to 30 people in England on Monday. The social distancing guidelines will be maintained.
According to the government’s current plan, all restrictions will be lifted before June 21. Since the beginning of 2020, concerts and music festivals will return for the first time.
In the past, the British Awards have been criticized for failing to reflect the diversity of British music. In 2017, the academy composed of more than 1,000 music industry professionals selected the winners to expand their gender balance and diversity.
However, last year the show was criticized for not acknowledging women: there were no female actors on the list of finalists for the album of the year. This category includes four female artists: Park, Celeste, Lipa and Jessie Ware. A single man, J Hus, competes with them.