Mercury Prize 2013: Lauren Laverne accidentally calls James Blake 'James Blunt'
The host introduced Blake as Blunt before he took to the stage to perform
The 25-year-old electronic artist prepared to perform on stage as a nominee at the event, when Laverne mistakenly said the name of the "Your Beautiful" singer-songwriter, to the amusement of the crowd.
Blake later went on to win the sought-after Album of the Year Award and £20,000 prize money at the event hosted at the Roundhouse, London.
In a break between performances and the announcement of the winner, Laverne tweeted:
“Never felt better than I do tonight about artists who have fractionally dissimilar fore and surnames. #MercuryPrize #Irony.”
When asked about the mistake by the BBC, Blake said: “That's happened quite a few times. But you know what? To Lauren I say: 'Don't worry about it, you're amazing'. I certainly don't care.”
In his short speech upon receiving the award he thanked his parents “for showing me the importance of being self-sufficient".
Previous winners of the prize include Antony & The Johnsons, Roni Size, and M People, who clinched the prize from Blur in 1994.
The Mercury Prize is decided by a judging panel of industry experts. This year, the shortlist was chosen from 220 submitted albums from the UK and Ireland.
Game of Thrones
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Moscow voted the world's unfriendliest city
- 2 The excuses your boss is most likely to believe when you call in sick
- 3 I'm pansexual – here are the five biggest misconceptions about my sexuality
- 4 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 5 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don’t change Europe’s attitude to refugees, what will?
The real reason Eddie Redmayne was cast as a trans woman in The Danish Girl
JK Rowling announces Harry Potter's son is starting at Hogwarts
Idris Elba is ‘too street’ to play 007, says James Bond author
Loose Women poll asking if rape is 'ever a woman's fault' sparks backlash
Akram Khan: Choreographer says dance is 'as important as maths and being a doctor'
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches, it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don’t change Europe’s attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up