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Q&A: Teen Singing Phenomenon Birdy on Her Guilty-Pleasure Movie and Shopping Sprees

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    15-year-old British wunderkind singer Birdy first got our attention with her emotional cover of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love”. Even better news is that Birdy has both gorgeous originals and more amazing covers in her repertoire. With so much raw talent Birdy has already proven herself to be the next big thing, and truly seems close behind her musical idol Adele. The emotional resonance and passion in her voice belies her young age and her new album Birdy makes the question of her biological years on earth a non-starter. Birdy’s “Just A Game” is on the soundtrack for the goliath movie "Hunger Games as well. We caught up with Birdy to ask her about everything from her musical inspiration to her favorite guilty-pleasure movie.

    How do you choose the songs you're going to cover?
    The songs from the album were songs I'd heard my brothers playing, and some were suggestions, but all artists I love.

    Who’s your music idol?
    Adele

    If you could go on an unlimited shopping spree at any store, which store would you choose?
    Topshop and Urban Outfitters

    What’s your favorite guilty-pleasure movie?
    Elf

    What’s the most interesting city you’ve ever visited?
    New York

    If you had to eat one food every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
    Spaghetti carbonara