Unlike Mr. Murs, Ed Sheeran went down the route marked earnest and stood as still as a statue on stage in a simple t-shirt, and let his voice do the talking (well, singing). He’s impossible to dislike (though plenty do) and has had one heck of a year, even bagging more Brit nominations than Adele (though he graciously pointed out that she wasn’t eligible for Best New Artist). But the thought that nagged away during his performance is that Mumford & Sons do this folksy, poppy sort of thing bigger and better. But give Sheeran’s “Lego House” this: it’s the kind of song that girls imagine their boyfriends singing to them. When he warbled, “I’m out of touch, I’m out of love/I’ll pick you up when you’re getting down/And out of all these things I’ve done I think I love you better now,” it was easy to see why he got the loudest applause of the night thus far.