Rule Britannia: Brit Awards 2010 Were Brilliant!

At London's Earls Court, the sequins and limbs and weird did fly...with a little help from Kylie, Alicia, Mika, Courtney Love and citoyenne du monde Lady Gaga! And is that the queen we spy...?

Rule Britannia: Brit Awards 2010 Were Brilliant!

The party didn't start until Ke$ha walked in; good thing she seems to have been punctiliously prompt.


Rule Britannia: Brit Awards 2010 Were Brilliant!

You need to know right now that Mika can do no wrong in my eyes, and that includes wearing a codpiece/Tallis/apron, okay?


Rule Britannia: Brit Awards 2010 Were Brilliant!

The ever-effervescent Cat Deeley sports an equally bubbly frock. No judgments! Okay, maybe a few.


Rule Britannia: Brit Awards 2010 Were Brilliant!

Ya know what we can judge? The idiotic, man-who-came-to-dinner trend of the one-arm, as modeled by Leona Lewis.


Rule Britannia: Brit Awards 2010 Were Brilliant!

This goes double for Geri Halliwell's Hermes costume.


Rule Britannia: Brit Awards 2010 Were Brilliant!

You go right ahead, Boy George. We're glad you're having fun.


Rule Britannia: Brit Awards 2010 Were Brilliant!

Kylie Minogue, sporting perhaps the least sexy lingerie we've ever seen. It's like, Amish Frederick's of Hollywood.


Rule Britannia: Brit Awards 2010 Were Brilliant!

Sinitta clearly didn't get the "crrrrazy getups!" memo and is distressingly demure - albeit an elegant visual palate cleanser.


Rule Britannia: Brit Awards 2010 Were Brilliant!

Fearne Cotton: also low-key.


Rule Britannia: Brit Awards 2010 Were Brilliant!

Oh my God. Oh my God. I love this disco-power 70s-80s-90s sparkle motion bit of awesomeness on Alicia Keys so much I am almost speechless.


Rule Britannia: Brit Awards 2010 Were Brilliant!

Okay. I can't deny that Alexandra Burke's gown kind of reminds me of when Macy's wraps itself in an immense red bow for Christmas. But that's really not her fault. It's my problem.


Rule Britannia: Brit Awards 2010 Were Brilliant!

Courtney Love goes romantic. Whether the romance is true, or bad, I don't intend to intrude on her reverie. It looks nice in there.

Rule Britannia: Brit Awards 2010 Were Brilliant!

I can't tell if Katherine Jenkins' frock is a tribute or ironic. Like, "God Save the Queen! She ain't a human being! She's...over my vagine!"


Rule Britannia: Brit Awards 2010 Were Brilliant!

Gags played it low-key this time: just threw on a few giant coffee filters and called it a day.


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