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BBC Sound of 2010

Posted in To Watch by newmusicexcess on January 12, 2010

With the start of 2010 it’s no surprise to find a whole raft of “Artists to Watch” lists published, so lets take a look at what’s in the BBC’s crystal ball.

This is the eighth year that the BBC have run their Sound of… list. If you are not familiar with how the list is arrived at, details of how it’s put together can be found here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8388117.stm 

With the list of the ‘tastemakers’ here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8386514.stm

First, here is the ‘long list’. It’s made up of the 15 acts with the most votes:

The top five were ranked and revealed in reverse order in the week commencing 4 January 2010, one act was named each day until the winner was revealed on 8 January.

Each act from the top five was  featured on the BBC News website entertainment section, and BBC 6 Music featured the top five artists with live sessions and interviews on Lauren Laverne’s show and online.

The final top 5 are:

  1. Ellie Goulding
  2. Marina and the Diamonds
  3. Delphic
  4. Hurts
  5. The Drums

More information about the list and the acts, can be found here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/entertainment/2009/sound_of_2010/default.stm

So, looks like all eye’s are on Miss Goulding then…… no pressure.

*cough*- Bat For Lashes+Lilly Allen

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