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The shapely four-piece Wild were among the stars at Wednesday night's prizegiving. The audience at the Royal Albert Hall were treated to performances by many of the leading lights of contemporary classical music
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London's Royal Albert Hall played host to some operatic glamour on Wednesday night when a series of musical beauties arrived for the Classical Brit Awards.

Former Hear'Say star Myleene Klass sashayed up the red carpet in a strapless white number, while violinist Vanessa-Mae looked equally stunning in gold. ITV newsreader Katie Derham, who hosted the event,

likewise made quite an impression in a backless white gown.

Teen opera sensation Hayley Westenra, who has enjoyed phenomenal success with her album Pure, was also dressed to impress. But both she and Myleene lost out to Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel in the best album category.

Hayley still managed to steal the show with a performance of Po Kari Kari Ana. And she didn't seem too disappointed about not winning a gong: "I hadn't even worked out a speech anyway so I was saved," she joked afterwards.

Renowned composer Phillip Glass meanwhile took the honours in the contemporary music category, thanks to his soundtrack for the Nicole Kidman movie The Hours. Other celebs attending the glitzy prizegiving included actor Nigel Havers and musical star Elaine Paige.

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Despite losing out in the best album category, Hayley Westenra gave one of the evening's most memorable performances. "I hadn't even worked out a speech anyway so I was saved," she said
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