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NRJ Music Awards (17th Jan) - Cannes / Chris Martin performs solo 'LiTii'


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Lol.. mostly likely. It looks like they are having a laugh at his expense.

I don't think so (I know, I'm not the most objectiv person in that case here but...) I think they're surprised and a little impressed to see such a great artist making the effort to speak the language and manage to do it so well, despite what Chris says (the rusty car XD). It's cute and so 'down to earth', so yes, when you hear him speak french, you smile stupidily...I did the same in front of my TV :D

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I don't think so (I know, I'm not the most objectiv person in that case here but...) I think they're surprised and a little impressed to see such a great artist making the effort to speak the language and manage to do it so well, despite what Chris says (the rusty car XD). It's cute and so 'down to earth', so yes, when you hear him speak french, you smile stupidily...I did the same in front of my TV :D

 

Exactly my thought!

 

Especially because he didn't use a cheat sheet to simply read it off from there.

 

:)

 

He's very multilingual :shocked2:

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Oh and :laugh4: :laugh4: :laugh4:

 

Katy Perry mistakenly given best song award

 

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Katy Perry wrongly awared best international song prize at Cannes award show

 

US singer Katy Perry has wrongly been awarded the best international song prize at a French awards show.

 

The NRJ awards is one of the country's most prestigious shows which picks winners of the awards on the basis of a public vote.

 

The Hot N Cold star collected the trophy which was supposed to be handed to Rihanna for her hit Disturbia. However, Perry did legitimately win the gong for the best international album for One of the Boys.

 

At the end of the show, host Nikos Aliagas admitted that a mistake had been made due to a problem in counting the public's vote.

 

http://www.inthenews.co.uk/entertainment/music/katy-perry-mistakenly-given-best-song-award-$1261630.htm

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I don't think so (I know, I'm not the most objectiv person in that case here but...) I think they're surprised and a little impressed to see such a great artist making the effort to speak the language and manage to do it so well, despite what Chris says (the rusty car XD). It's cute and so 'down to earth', so yes, when you hear him speak french, you smile stupidily...I did the same in front of my TV :D

 

 

mhh I think they were surprised but not all of them were impressed (did u see the look on K-maro's face ? this idiot should really look in the mirror before even thinking about making fun of Chris - but hey maybe im not objective either ahah)

I actually smile stupidily too in front of my tv, it was so sweet, and Chris was actually the only artist who was kind enough to express himself in french, it was really an honorable gesture

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French kisses for 'magnifique' stars

 

It is the classic dilemma for English-speaking rock stars at foreign award ceremonies - try your acceptance speech in the local language and risk looking foolish, or stick to English and look arrogant.

 

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The Coldplay frontman was cheered for his efforts

 

Chris Martin stopped worrying about looking foolish long ago, so did not hesitate to attempt to show off his language skills at the NRJ Awards in Cannes - the French answer to the Brits or the Grammys.

 

He began by saying something along the lines of: "Ma Francais comme voiture cassee" - a shaky phrasing to start off but which could be taken to mean: "My French is like a broken car".

 

Luckily for him, the French aren't averse to a good abstract metaphor, and they lapped it up.

 

"Je voudrais dire a vous un grand merci (I want to say to you a big thanks)," he continued. "C'est fantastique."

 

Coldplay were given the NRJ Music Award d'honneur - an honorary outstanding contribution prize, and Martin took the unusual step of giving a solo performance of the band's current single.

 

"Desole je suis seul - mes amis sont a la plage (Sorry I'm on my own - my friends are at the beach)," he then told the crowd.

 

He stopped short of ordering a return second class ticket to La Rochelle and asking the way to the train station, but got huge cheers for his efforts.

 

The NRJ Awards, celebrating their 10th birthday, attract an impressive array of homegrown and foreign talent.

 

The attempts by Anglophone acts to speak French down the years is obviously a bit of a running joke, as clips of some of them were played in an anniversary video montage.

 

At least Chris Martin was slightly more convincing than Geri Halliwell, who one year managed: "C'est formidable and vive la France!"

 

The language barrier was also a source of humour for the French presenters.

 

When US singer Katy Perry presented an award with a DJ called Mikl, he posed a series of rambling questions, after each of which her prompt on the autocue was simply to reply "yes", which she did looking rather unsure about what she was agreeing to.

 

Predictably, it seemed to relate to whether she liked to kiss boys as well as girls, and whether she would like to kiss that one in particular.

 

When Perry earlier accepted the award for best international album, her response was to paraphrase actress Sally Field by saying, in English: "You love me, you really love me."

 

She had only just been up to collect the award for best international single for her hit I Kissed A Girl. Perhaps the fact that Rihanna's song Disturbia was playing when she climbed the steps to accept that prize should have set an alarm bell ringing.

 

They did not love her as much as she thought after all - the best single award should have really gone to Rihanna and the presentation to Perry was a mistake.

 

The NRJ show was a bit more intimate and informal than some music awards, and the screaming French crowd and unpredictable performances made for a lively atmosphere.

 

A high-spirited Enrique Iglesias set pulses racing during his performance when he clambered up a steep tier of seating at the side of the stage, teetering precariously above the stalls as he was mobbed by fans.

 

A misjudged lunge by one overenthusiastic devotee could have sent him flying and left his future hip-thrusting activities severely curtailed.

 

Akon, meanwhile, invited a girl on stage for a spot of dirty dancing, before ceremony host Nikos Aliagas waved dozens more on for a stage invasion.

 

Ethereal chanteuse Mylene Farmer was one of the biggest homegrown stars on show, and seems to be a bit of a legend in France.

 

She won the award for best French album, taking her total tally of NRJ trophies to eight - more than any other artist.

 

During her performance, she stood atop clouds of dry ice, looking serene as a heavenly ensemble of musicians, dressed all in white, played around her.

 

Singer Christophe Mae - the French James Blunt - was the biggest winner of the night. Picking up best French male and best French song, he was the only person to take home two awards.

 

That is unless Katy Perry decided to look after Rihanna's gong.

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7835900.stm

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It is the classic dilemma for English-speaking rock stars at foreign award ceremonies - try your acceptance speech in the local language and risk looking foolish, or stick to English and look arrogant.

 

_45386947_chris_martin_getty.jpg

The Coldplay frontman was cheered for his efforts

 

Chris Martin stopped worrying about looking foolish long ago, so did not hesitate to attempt to show off his language skills at the NRJ Awards in Cannes - the French answer to the Brits or the Grammys.

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7835900.stm

 

 

At least they show they try, i think it's kind and cute.

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The Coldplay frontman was cheered for his efforts

 

 

 

He stopped short of ordering a return second class ticket to La Rochelle and asking the way to the train station, but got huge cheers for his efforts.

 

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7835900.stm

 

ohhh seems like there are lucky coldplayers in cannes who got to congrat him in person

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NRJ Awards in Cannes - the French answer to the Brits or the Grammys.

:laugh3: no way in HELL that the NRJ music awards are like the Brits or the grammys!!! It's more like 'people choice awards' in America or the 'mtv music award'...!!

NRJ music awards have not the standards and 'respect' as the Brits or the Grammys! It's just award coming from a radio station, not from peers!!

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Oh and :laugh4: :laugh4: :laugh4:

 

Katy Perry mistakenly given best song award

 

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Katy Perry wrongly awared best international song prize at Cannes award show

 

US singer Katy Perry has wrongly been awarded the best international song prize at a French awards show.

 

The NRJ awards is one of the country's most prestigious shows which picks winners of the awards on the basis of a public vote.

 

The Hot N Cold star collected the trophy which was supposed to be handed to Rihanna for her hit Disturbia. However, Perry did legitimately win the gong for the best international album for One of the Boys.

 

At the end of the show, host Nikos Aliagas admitted that a mistake had been made due to a problem in counting the public's vote.

 

http://www.inthenews.co.uk/entertainment/music/katy-perry-mistakenly-given-best-song-award-$1261630.htm

 

Maybe they also did some mistakes when counting CP's votes ... :veryangry2:

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I think the perfomance was great, but still he could have done a better job. The piano was off quite a few times ... maybe Lost? would have been better. Anyway, his hair has just the right length now. I hope he won't shave it off again.

And sometimes he looked really uncomfortable, I think he feels safer with his boys. ;)

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