Was Jarvis Cocker right to say that, “if David Bowie was looking down on the Hammersmith Apollo, he would want the 2016 Mercury prize to go to Skepta”

When Jarvis Cocker presented London grime artist Skepta with the Mercury Award last night he stated that: “We as a jury decided that if David Bowie was looking down on the Hammersmith Apollo tonight, he would want the 2016 prize to go to Skepta.” – what are your thoughts? Was Bowie (or any of the other nominees) robbed or have the panel got a point?

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Skepta at the award ceremony in London. Photograph: Nils Jorgensen/Rex Shutterstock

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