“X Factor” U.K. stars JLS, Rebecca Ferguson and Misha B were among the celebrities at the 17th annual MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards, which were presented on November 3, 2012 at the Liverpool Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.
JLS came in second place on “The X Factor” U.K. in 2008. Ferguson came in second place on “The X Factor” U.K. in 2010. Misha B came in fourth place on “The X Factor” U.K. in 2011.
JLS’s “Do You Feel What I Feel” won the prize for Best Music Video. JLS also performed “Hottest Girl in the World” at the show. “Hottest Girl in the World” is the second single from JLS’s fourth album, “Evolution.”
Ferguson and Misha B were nominated at the show but did not win. They were presenters at the show. Ferguson and Letitia Herod presented the award for Best Video, while Misha B presented the award for Best Gospel Act
Ferguson’s two nominations wee for Best Female and Best R&B Soul Act, which were won by Emeli Sandé.
Misha B was nominated for Best Newcomer, but lost to Rita Ora. Misha B performed “Do You Think of Me?,” the second single from her debut album. (The album’s title and release date are to be announced.)
Tulisa (the stage name for “The X Factor” U.K. judge Tulisa Contostavlos) was nominated for the prize of Best Female, but she did not attend the awards show since she was in London for a live episode of “The X Factor” U.K.
On September 17, 2012, Tulisa, Misha B and Ferguson attended the 2012 MOBO Nominations party at Floridita in London.
The celebrities who attended the 20120 MOBO Awards included Sandé, Ora, Plan B, Stooshe, Trey Songz, T-Boz and Chilli from TLC, Dionne Warwick, Labrinth, Tyler James, Smiler, Conor Maynard and Yolanda Brown.
Here is the complete list of winners at the 2012 MOBO Awards:
Best Female Act: Emeli Sandé
Best Male Act: Plan B
Best Newcomer: Rita Ora
Best R&B/Soul Act: Emeli Sandé
Best Hip-Hop/Grime Act: Plan B
Best video: JLS, “Do You Feel What I Feel”
Best song: Labrinth featuring Tinie Tempah: Earthquake
Best album Emeli Sandé: Our Version of Events
Best International Act: Nicki Minaj
Best Reggae Act: Sean Paul
Best Jazz Act: Zoe Rahman
Best African Act: D’Banj
Best Gospel Act: Rachel Kerr
Outstanding Contribution to Music: TLC
Lifetime Achievement Award: Dionne Warwick