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Alessia Cara is runner up on the the BBC Sound of 2016 poll

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Alessia Cara is the runner up in this year’s BBC Sound of 2016 poll. It’s a raw, understated soul sound which is quite bold in it’s own way.

Tomorrow we will discover the winner!

Here’s your nostalgia for Christmas Day…

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Because Christmas is nostalgia on steroids, here’s Alessia Cara singing about being seventeen again. Only, she’s still nineteen…

Anyway, Happy Christmas…

BBC Sound of 2016 longlist revealed!

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The BBC Sound Of poll is one of the biggest and most accurate music surveys to find next year’s breakout star. Previous winners have included Years & Years, Adele, Sam Smith and 50 Cent.

I’m so happy to see that 2016 has a very strong line up with pop and grime genres taking the lead.

As is becoming usual (not that I’m one for gloating), the majority were featured on Alfitude a long while ago…

My bet is for Jack Garratt to win, with Dua Lipa, NAO and Frances and Alessia Cara to finish the top 5.

The shortlist is revealed at the start of January, with the winner announced on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show on 8 January 2016.