Sam Smith “hated every moment” of his Academy Awards performance as they was so nervous.
The Stay With Me singer loved the stage to complete Oscar-winning song Writing’s within the Wall, his theme song from James Bond movie Spectre, through the Los Angeles awards ceremony on Sunday (28Feb16), but he admits he failed to enjoy the experience.
“That was honestly the worst moment of playing,” he told BBC Breakfast. “Singing was horrible – I hated every moment than it. I was nervous. That’s the truth. I want to say to everyone in the home, we like you.”
He had previously told U.K. talk show host Graham Norton how difficult the track is usually to sing live since it is so high, and hubby feared performing it.
He said on The Graham Norton Show before his rendition, “I’m absolutely dreading it… I’ve only sang the song once really. I did the demo inside studio, and so they used that. It is horrible to sing… It’s just excessive. I have to grab my balls, it’s awful.”
The singer finished up having a night to celebrate though when he bagged the Oscar for Best Original Song together with his co-writer Jimmy Napes. Sam told BBC Breakfast on the Vanity Fair afterparty he hasn’t been expecting to be victorious.
“I genuinely didn’t think we had been going to win in any way,” he adds. “We’re in complete shock. The whole thing’s just amazing.”
He admits when he found they had won he felt “overwhelmed, happy, insecure – all of the things for the same time.”
He dedicated his award to your members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community within his acceptance speech. He said, “I read a piece of writing a few months ago by Sir Ian McKellen regardless that no openly gay man had ever owned an Oscar if this is the truth, regardless of whether it isn’t the way it is, I wanna dedicate this for the LGBT community everywhere accross the planet. I stand here tonight being a proud gay man and I hope we could all stand together as equals at some point.”
However it had not been all good news for Sam; screenwriter Dustin Lance Black loved Twitter.com soon after Sam’s win to express to him to give up messaging his fiance, Olympic diver Tom Daley.
“Hey @SamSmithWorld, when you have no idea who I am, it can be time to stop texting my fiance,” he posted.
Sam is yet to retort.