OLLY MURS confirms he is to perform at this year's BRIT Awards show next month

The BRIT Awards 2012 with MasterCard

Olly Murs 
joins stellar list of 
performers at the show next month 

Broadcast Live on ITV1

It has just been announced that BRIT nominee Olly Murs will be performing at this year’s Awards show for what is promising to be a truly show-stopping event. Olly (who is nominated in the Best Single category for his Number 1 hit featuring Rizzle Kicks, ‘Heart Skips A Beat’) celebrates his second ever BRIT nomination as he joins the list of stars providing a impressively stellar and diverse range of performances on the night; Adele, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Florence + The Machine, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Rihanna.

Nominations for this year’s Awards were announced last week at an exclusive event at The Savoy, London.  The nominations revealed that it is set to be a great year for the young British singer-songwriters who have been dominating the airwaves over the past year, with Ed Sheeran, Jessie J and Adele all receiving multiple nods.  The audience at the launch event were entertained with live performances from Ed Sheeran (who tops the list of nominations this year by appearing in four different categories including British Breakthrough Act and the prestigious MasterCard British Album of the Year) and Critics’ Choice winner, Emeli Sandé. As word spread of who had made the shortlist, the BRITs website enjoyed over twice the amount of traffic that it saw last year, with excitement for the main event (which will be held on Tuesday 21st February at The O2 and will be exclusively broadcast live on ITV1) building by the minute.

Voting for British Single is now open and will be voted for by listeners of Capital FM and users of iTunes. The British Group category is supported by BBC Radio 2 and British Breakthrough Act with BBC Radio 1.