Brit babe Mabel stuns at charity gig in last attempt to win music gong

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Mabel pulled out all the stops this weekend in a last-minute attempt to bag herself a BRIT Award.

The Don’t Call Me Up hitmaker, 22, performed to a sold-out crowd at London’s Bush Hall on Sunday night — just days before finding out if she’ll win the prestigious gong.

She is nominated for British Breakthrough Act alongside fellow newcomers Ella Mai, IDLES, Jorja Smith and Tom Walker.

Performing a string of hits including Fine Line, Ring Ring and Finders Keepers, the daughter of Neneh Cherry put on a stellar show that proved she’s worth the title.

But despite the fun evening helmed by the future princess of pop, there was a serious message, with the gig being held in support of children’s charity War Child.

The BRIT Awards have teamed up with War Child once again this year after raising £650,000 through a series of gigs last year.

Before Mabel took the stage, a young girl named Abigail — whose family has been helped by War Child — told gig-goers her story in a heart-wrenching speech.

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NOMINEE: Mabel is nominated for British Breakthrough Act at this year’s BRITs (Pic: War Child)

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SOLD OUT: Mabel performed to a packed crowd for War Child (Pic: War Child)

War Child’s BRITs Week gigs will take place in venues all week with The 1975, Anne-Marie, Tom Walker, Jake Bugg, Tom Odell, Bring Me the Horizon, IDLES, You Me at Six, AJ Tracey, Nick Mulvey, Enter Shikari and Frank Turner playing across the capital.

Unfortunately, Jess Glynne has been forced to postpone her BRITs Week gig due to illness. 

Money raised by sales of tickets for Mabel’s show and donations taken at the venue will go towards a young girl named Bernadette. 

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CHARITY: BRITs Week raised £650,000 for War Child last year (Pic: War Child)

War Child found her before the street gangs did. Bernadette now attends a drop-in centre where she can get shelter, food and healthcare and has begun a tailoring course so she can earn a living.

War Child BRITs Week Together with O2 gives fans the opportunity to see the biggest names in music in intimate venues across London – all whilst raising money for children whose lives have been torn apart by war.

The BRIT Awards air live on Wednesday at 8pm on ITV.

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