The BRIT Awards saw winners and losers alike descend on London Town to celebrate the high notes of music in the past year.
Yet no winner won like Este Haim for the three-part girl band, when the tiara’d songbird video-bombed an interview with Liam Payne and Cheryl (formerly Cole).
You can watch her turn a truly cringe interview into a magical TV moment below:
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Este mouthed ‘Call me’ into the camera, waving and winking, as she distracted viewers from the pop music royalty car crash which was happening in the forefront of the screen.
Fans of the singer took to Twitter to present her with the gong for Best BRITS moment of 2018.
Here’s what they had to say:
— Dan Alani (@danalani) February 21, 2018
— Island Records (@islandrecordsuk) February 21, 2018
Este Haim trolling in the background during Cheryl and Liam's 'segment' was the #Brits moment we truly deserved
— Jen Crothers (@jenofcroths) February 21, 2018
drunk este haim with gypsophila in her hair is the 2018 mood https://t.co/nctiQYhpzj
— *:✧・ﾟart ✧ﾟ・: * (@artdoherty) February 21, 2018
lmfao i love este haim so much https://t.co/hRZ42TAqX6
— martyna 18 (@smilingbillie) February 21, 2018
Embarrassingly, some people didn’t recognise Este and simply referred to her as a ‘drunk woman’, rather than the Queen of Pop she was born to be.
You can read what they had to say below:
— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) February 21, 2018
Quoting another media outlet’s story, which also referred to her as simply, a ‘drunk woman’, Este had things to say about her hilarious antics.
not drunk, just living my truth
Este offered an enjoyable respite from the bizarre Jack Whitehall interview with Liam Payne and Cheryl.
The Fight For This Love singer sat next to the father of her child, Liam Payne, former One Direction pop stalwart, as they continued to put on a united front despite being hounded by split rumours.
Speaking to the pair during the live show, Jack Whitehall asked how ‘date night’ was going.
An awkward looking Liam replied it was going ‘great so far’, to which Jack asked ‘Is the little guy watching at home? Shall we wave to him?’
As Cheryl and Liam waved at the camera Jack exclaimed:
After the apt 1D burn, things got weirder as Whitehall asked the couple about their love life, inquiring whether they had a ‘safe word’.
Liam smiled and looked pointedly at Cheryl, adding, ‘She knows’, upon which moment, Cheryl revealed it is: “Don’t stop.”
Thankfully Este was there to lighten the weird mood, winning the BRITS.
A special shout out to the runners up: her sisters Danielle and Alana corpsing in the background.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.