BAFTA producer defends Ariana
Producer of the BAFTAs Nick Bullen described Twitter criticism of Ariana DeBose’s opening performance as “very harsh.”The “West Side Story” star “put the whole piece together” with her team, working closely with a musical director and choreographer, according to the producer, who spoke to Variety the morning after the telecast.
DeBose’s rap, calling Twitter criticism of it
The producer was backstage during the London awards ceremony honouring the best films of the year.During presenter Richard E. Grant’s opening monologue, DeBose and her backup dancers exploded onto the stage. After belting out “We Are Family” and “Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves,” the singer switched to an original rap that praised the female contenders for the awards.
Very unfair and that everyone loved it.(EXCLUSIVE)
Blanchett was my “Lady King,” Angela Bassett executed the deed, and Viola Davis DeBose, who bounced around the first row and occasionally felt out of breath, sang, “Cate you’re a genius, Jamie Lee you are all of us. The lyrics may have seemed awkward to viewers at home, and a clip of them was played endlessly on Twitter yesterday night, but the atmosphere in the room was more joyous. The Oscar-winning singer expressed her satisfaction to co-host Alison Hammond backstage, telling the host that she “made the British people clap.”
The song, however, instantly drew criticism online from listeners who called it “difficult” to see. The trolling, according to Bullen, CEO of the British production business Spun Gold, “is It’s really very unfair, to be honest. According to Bullen, “We wanted to open the performance with some excitement and joy and also set out right away that this was hopefully going to feel like a different night, but with a familiarity as well,” and what Ariana did was precisely that.