And the likeness is uncanny down to the fine details of the broadcasts.
Eagle-eyed Rory O’Connor has posted his mash-up of the two routines to TikTok, with the performances side-by-side.
The mash-up we never knew we needed: A BRIT Awards viewer has pointed out the similarities between Dua Lipa’s [L] performance on Tuesday’s show and a rap routine by Honey G [R] on the X Factor in 2016. And the likeness is uncanny
And while it’s likely a massive coincidence, one could be forgiven for thinking Dua had taken inspiration from former X Factor contestant Honey G [real name Anna Georgette Gilford].
Both clips start with each lady strutting along a platform on the London Underground before boarding a train with a bevvy of dancers.
They sing to the camera from the carriage, before each clip cuts to the stage – the O2 for Dua, the X Factor studio for Honey G – where each of them are seen getting off a tube train replica and strutting out towards the audience.
Each of them are surrounded by a group of backing performers as they take to the stage.
Which is which? While it’s likely a massive coincidence, one could be forgiven for thinking Dua had taken inspiration from former X Factor contestant Honey G [real name Anna Georgette Gilford]
TFL: Both clips start with each lady strutting along a platform on the London Underground before boarding a train with a bevvy of dancers
Entrance: Each clip cuts to the stage – the O2 for Dua, the X Factor studio for Honey G
Train-themed: They sing to the camera from the carriage
The clip demonstrates the eerily identical routines, with Honey G and Dua’s dance routines almost totally in sync.
While Dua points and waves her arms, so does Honey G.
The ladies even seem to break off from the crowd of dancers at the same time, only for the backing performers to congregate around them for one final moment as their routines come to a close.
Even the camera angles and wide shots from the performances match.
Eerily identical: Honey G and Dua’s dance routines almost totally in sync
Alight here: Each of them are seen getting off a tube train replica and strutting out towards the audience
Spectacle! Each of them are surrounded by a group of backing performers as they take to the stage
Spooky! Even the camera angles and wide shots from the performances match
Honey G performed a mash-up of RUN DMC and Jason Nevins track It’s Like That with Will Smith’s Gettin’ Jiggy Wit’ It as part of her X Factor tenure.
The wannabe rap star was mentored by Sharon Osbourne but was voted out of the 2016 competition just shy of semi-finals week.
She attempted to launch a rap career following her time on the show but has since returned to her former career in property.
Just this week she raised awareness for mental health by posting a selfie to Instagram displaying a sleek new hair style.
She penned an accompanying caption reading: ‘I’ve teamed up with The Mental Health Foundation to create awareness around preventing mental health problems by driving change towards a mentally healthy society for all…
‘The Mental Health Foundation is the home of #mentalhealthawarenessweek which starts today until 16th May…
Dazzling: Honey G proved a lot can change in five years as she showcased her sleek new look in her latest Instagram post shared on Monday
Superstar: She previously divided viewers with her unique performance style
‘Bringing nature into your daily life can make a difference to your mental health, helping you to reduce stress and increase feelings of positivity…
‘Get involved by sharing a post, image or video with family and friends and across your social networks- of something in nature which has boosted your mood…
‘It can be anything: a houseplant, the flowers in a neighbours window, the sound of birdsong… anything you make a connection with…
‘I have posted a photo of me on a mountain in my recent trip to the Lake District (after lockdown restrictions were lifted). The view of the mountains is stunning, I hope you like it…
‘Thank you to @mentalhealthfoundation for my face mask too!!! #mentalhealthawarenessweek #connectwithnature’.
Reaching out: She penned an accompanying caption reading – ‘I’ve teamed up with The Mental Health Foundation to create awareness around preventing mental health problems by driving change towards a mentally healthy society for all’
Cheeky! Dua hit the stage in scintillating style when she performed at the 2021 BRIT Awards on Tuesday night
With or without the Honey G likenesses, Dua made waves at the 2021 BRIT Awards on Tuesday as she ran through a medley of some of her biggest hits at the ceremony, held at London’s O2.
The songstress, 25, wore an eye-catching ensemble that included a Union Jack-print wrap skirt which hearkened back to Geri Horner’s headline-making patriotic minidress, which she wore as she performed at the same awards show some 24 years ago, back in 1997.
Paying homage: Levitating singer Dua’s choice of ensemble hearkened back to Geri Horner’s headline-making patriotic minidress, which she wore as she performed at the same awards show some 24 years ago, back in 1997 [L]
Oh my! Dua showed off her pert posterior in her racy lingerie as she danced during her medley
Flag blazer: The 25-year-old singer hit the stage in a Union Jack blazer, which she soon shed as she got into her performance
Viewing figures for the BRIT Awards plummeted for the fourth year in a row, with 2.9 million tuning in – 860,000 less than last year.
The show was finally broadcast following three months of delays, and had an audience share of 18%, down from 20.5% in 2020.
Viewers watching the show at home took to social media to say the BRITs had become ‘more about music than politics’, following Dua’s call for Boris Johnson to give NHS staff a bigger pay rise.
During the ceremony Dua had taken aim at the Prime Minister after the Conservative Party revealed plans for a 1% pay rise for NHS workers who have been working on the frontline throughout the pandemic.
Serving looks: Dua teamed her skirt of choice with a white blouse and black cravat, while a gold waistcoat with a scooped neckline complemented her look
Glamorous: The chart-topping star oozed Hollywood glamour as she styled her signature raven locks into a beehive hairdo and added a palette of impeccably-applied makeup
Awards: BRITs viewers praised Dua’s NHS pay rise speech on Tuesday but others claim the show should be ‘more about music than politics’ as show loses 860,000 viewers since last year
As she accepted her Best Female Solo artist gong, which she dedicated to nurse Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, Dua said: ‘[Dame Elizabeth] has spent her stellar nursing career fighting racial injustice. She has spent so much time and is a strong advocate for protecting frontline workers, thank you.
‘She has also said that there is a massive disparity between love and respect for frontline workers, because we need to clap them but we need to pay them, so I think what we should do is give a massive round of applause and give Boris a message that we all support a pay rise for our frontline.’
The awards ceremony truly belonged to Dua as the evening saw her scoop the accolade for Female Solo Artist and the Mastercard British Album of the Year Award for her lockdown hit Future Nostalgia.
Source: Daily Mail