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Scottish Variety Awards 2012

Posted: 3/04/2012 16:29

Hosted by Clyde One's Romeo and Knoxy, this year's Scottish Variety Awards held at Glasgow's Crowne Plaza was a sell out success.

Glasgow's glitterati were out in their finest, suited and booted for an evening of great entertainment. Headlining act was Brit award winner Emeli Sande. She sang two songs in a live set to a standing ovation. Her voice is truly amazing, and gave me goosebumps. Emile was also honoured with the award for Scottish Breakthrough artist of the Year.

Emile was on top form and ready to celebrate her success, "It's truly an honour to be receiving this award, especially on my home turf. I love playing to a Scottish audience, they always give me such a warm welcome."

Judy Clark of Spencer Clothing won Best New Scottish Designer and Emeli Sande, a true fan of her work was wearing one of her jackets for her performance. Very fitting!

The audience had its fair share of Scottish celebrities including Designer John Amabile, BBC's Catriona Shearer, Chef Andrew Fairlie, and the man crowned Scotland's first billionaire Sir Tom Hunter.

Catriona looked stunning, running in straight from a shift at the BBC, she literally had minutes to get her glam on. Luckily, make-up artist Craig Alexander Wilson was on hand and gave Catriona a transformation from her work look to a glamour puss evening look. Accompanied by her lovely fiancé Davy, the gorgeous couple certainly turned quite a few heads.

The team from GAMTA (Glasgow Academy of Musical Theatre Arts) gave a mesmerising opening performance. The young artists performed and danced and their socks off to their own version of Queen songs. It was a blast from the past and gave a wonderful start to the evening.

Part-time Musical Theatre student Millie Innes, scooped the award for Best New Scottish Actor. The 11-year-old already has a string of television credits to her name including Dani's House, Nina and the Neurons, Single Father with David Tennant and most recently, Case Histories.

The Scottish Variety Awards created by Keira MacDougall and Laura Marks is an evening to recognise Scotland's home grown talent, up and coming stars of the future. The Scottish Variety Awards has quickly become one of the most looked forward to evenings of the year and prides itself on creating a positive outlet for budding Scottish talent and attracting fantastic celebrities to perform - March 2011 saw a star-studded evening raising thousands for charity along with a special performance from Susan Boyle.

And it's all for a great cause proceeds from the evening go to Clyde 1's nominated Charity 'Cash for Kids'.