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Potential for sure
on 24 January 2011
I'm moved to write this because of the utter churlishness of the BBC critic's comments here.
The history of buskers from Scotland ending up as major recording artists (e.g. Annie Lennox, KT Tunstall) is not insignificant, and this young woman has similar potential, if people give her a chance. This is no X-Factor empty vessel but a woman with talent.
One wonders if the show she was on had been a BBC programme, they'd have been quite so mean-spirited?
Not all songs have to be Radiohead or The Smiths, happy songs are OK too, surely?! And the idea that if there's one person out there singing in particular style there's no need for anyone else to do so, is asanine.
Sweet, melodic, and I think some genuinely touching music here, and good for a debut. Worthy of superstardom? Not yet maybe, but this should be one TV talent show contestant who could really achieve something- this kind of music has a very large fanbase regardless of how un-hip it might be, and a very long shelf-life. Somewhere between Lenka and Allie Moss, and for those of us who like this kind of stuff, she's most welcome.