Delilah Talks Brit Awards 2013: 'They Are The Most Important British Music Awards' (INTERVIEW)

INTERVIEW: Delilah's Brit Awards Picks

British singer-songwriter Delilah is hotly tipped to make waves at this year's Brit Awards, after the release of her debut album and a support slot with Prince in Australia in 2012.

Ahead of the 2013 nominations announcement on Thursday, we asked for her Brits predictions and found out what's in store for the rising star this year...

Who do you hope will be nominated for a Brit Award?

Emeli Sande will be up for Best Female and maybe Florence Welch as well. Best Album maybe Lianne La Havas, for Best Single I think Calvin Harris will be in there somewhere and One Direction as well.

What do you think of your own chances? What would it mean to you?

I haven't really thought about it. I would like to be nominated so we'll see. I'm not nervous, I'll be disappointed but there is always next year.

How important are the Brits these days? Does being nominated make a real difference?

I think they are the most important British music awards. They are much more commercial and have the power to really elevate an artist. The Mercurys are more critically acclaimed... but I think the Brits really highlight your accomplishments to the public.

What's your favourite Brits performance?

I loved Adele's performance of 'Someone Like You'. I really liked Rihanna's performance with all the paint. Every year there are amazing artists.

Do you think we'll see anything controversial this year?

I'm not sure, I think there will always be a great production. I'd like to see an artist do a stripped back performance this year as well as all the lights.

How would you describe your music to those that haven't heard it?

I would say its dark, melodic, soulful pop.

Have you got a favourite music video of all time? And what video would you like to remake?

'Bad' by Michael Jackson would be funny with my friends, if we did a comedic version.

Do you ever crack up when you are doing your emotional and serious videos?

You always have some laughing. I've done some quite risque videos, which have been edited really well so they are never too provocative. But I rolled around for 12 hours with a very good looking man. I met him the day before and I had to pretend he was my lover, it required a lot of acting even though he was gorgeous. It was a lot of fun. I'm proud of a lot of my videos. We kept in touch for a bit, we're good friends he's an amazing dancer, he does Stomp.

You supported Prince on his tour - what advice, if any, has he given you about the music industry?

He didn't give me any advice. We just hang out and became good friends. There was no "this is how you do it" he was just a fan. He was really normal, obviously he has his eccentricities but he was really hospitable and kind.

What do you hope to achieve in 2013?

My new album is released this year, lots of singles and some more great videos. I want to do some really challenging videos and a top five or three, or even number one, would be amazing. Just keep pushing to be bigger and better I think.

The music is definitely still very me, it's dark which is my real signature but I've grown a lot in the last four years and most of my old songs were written between 14 and 17 so since then a lot has changed in my life.

Delilah has teamed up with Mastercard to offer one fan the chance to remake of one of her videos. Fans will get to shoot it, sing it and be their favourite artist for the day, as well as meeting their idols at The BRIT Awards on the 20th of February. Competition details can be found here.


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