Excited fans packed Camdens legendary Roundhouse to see Emeli Sandé perform hits including 'Next To Me', 'Read All About It' and 'Heaven.' But what excites Emeli Sandé most about performing live? The risk of it all! Any mistake can happen,' she told ELLE. 'You just dont know if its going to have that magic. Last night, the magic was there.
The lineup for the month-long iTunes event includes ELLEs November cover star Jessie J. Jessie J is fantastic,' Sandé said. 'Ive followed her career and worked with the same people just after her. She has a wonderful voice.
I think its a great time for women who are in control of what theyre doing. Not just singers, people who write music, people who produce. Its an empowering time for women, she said.
Alicia Keys and Muse are also in line to perform later this month at the iTunes Festival, both of whom Sandé would love to catch on stage. But if she could see any gig past or present? Nina Simone, 100%. Ive seen footage of her on YouTube and it looks so intense. She just loses herself on stage, its more spiritual then anything else.
Since Sandés renditions of Abide With Me and Read All About It at the Olympic celebrations, 'Our Version of Events' has become the biggest selling album of the year, surpassing Adeles 21. I just felt complete euphoria that it had gone so well, she laughs, and that I didnt forget the words.
With all eyes on Sandé, her fashion sense comes into focus. I like to feel very strong when Im on stage, very comfortable. I dont want the outfit to be in the way. Her favourite designers? I really love British design. Im a big fan of Alexander McQueen. Leaving medical school allowed me to break out and try different things. Its important to trust your style instinct.
Rumour has it there are some exciting Sandé collaborations in the pipeline and with future plans 'to get to the next level as a writer and piano player' even greater things may still be yet to come from Emeli Sandé.