Piano-driven ballads dominate the songwriting category, including Taylor Swift’s only big nomination. Lover is such classic American songcraft, though Lewis Capaldi’s powerful Someone Like You is the best of these ballads and it would be a British win to remember. Eilish is streets ahead in terms of songwriting innovation and should win for that “Duh!” alone. But, while Truth Hurts’ most famous lyric (“I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that bitch”) may have been plagiarised and its British author later added to the credits, Lizzo has this sewn up. The lyrics are hilarious, and it is a massively successful example of that new school of songwriting where a single melody is repeated over and over until the brainwashed public is involuntarily chanting it and then clawing hopelessly at their faces. … [Read more...] about Grammys 2020: who will win the big categories – and who should
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“Just literally we crossed paths a few days ago,” Konta said. “I did the Good Samaritan thing and said, ‘Don’t bother him, he’s obviously busy.’ And then he actually said, ‘I don’t usually do this but I’m a massive fan,’ and I was like, ‘What, who? Who else is here?’ It was basically that and then we got chatting and he’s super nice and his co-stars [in the Broadway show Betrayal] came as well and they’re also super nice, so it’s good.” … [Read more...] about Johanna Konta inspired by Tom Hiddleston as she wins first US Open match in three years
The auguries are not good. The most reliable form guide of all suggests hosts Glasgow will once again be too hospitable, with the bookies giving the Warriors a 2-1 slugger’s chance of defeating a visiting Chiefs side which remains undefeated in Europe this season. Glasgow have two wins from four games having lost 34-18 at Sandy Park, but the loss which really holed their challenge below the water line came when La Rochelle won 12-7 at Scotstoun in dire conditions in the most recent round of the competition. … [Read more...] about Glasgow ready for ‘must-win’ clash against Exeter as Edinburgh face challenge at Top 14 leaders Bordeaux
His move raises the prospect of Nigel Farage having to pull an embarrassing U-turn and support the deal in a full vote of MEPs next Wednesday. … [Read more...] about Dutch PM says there’s a ’50-50′ chance Britain will reach trade deal with the EU this year
We asked three artists to create a new label for South Australia's most amazing wineries, taking into account the landscape, foodie credentials, and history. They have come up with three stunning, and totally different, labels, and we'd like you to help pick the best. If you do, you'll be in with the chance of winning an amazing trip for two to South Australia, where you can visit the wineries yourself! … [Read more...] about Sun-soaked vineyards, world class wineries, and fabulous food: Why South Australia is the ultimate holiday destination, and how YOU can win a trip!