Amy Winehouse will make a rare live TV appearance in the United Kingdom this Saturday (10) to sing backing vocals for her 13-year-old God-daughter Dionne Bromfield, the first signing to Winehouse’s Universal Island-distributed Lioness label.
Bromfield will be making her television debut on the primetime BBC 1 show “Strictly Come Dancing,” performing her upcoming single “Mama Said” with back-up provided by Winehouse. The album “Introducing Dionne Bromfield,” released on Lioness in the United Kingdom next Monday (12), features her retro-soul versions of such ’60s classics as “He’s So Fine,” “Tell Him,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “My Boy Lollipop.”
“Mama Said,” to be released as a single Nov. 2, is a cover of the Shirelles’ 1961 hit, which hit No. 2 on Billboard’s R&B chart and No. 4 on the Hot 100, but didn’t chart in the United Kingdom.
Says Winehouse of her protegée: ” She’s so much better than I was at her age. The first time I heard Dionne sing, I couldn’t beleve what I was hearing…such an amazing voice from such a young girl. I’m just so proud of her.”
Bromfield adds: “Amy and I both love ‘Strictly Come Dancing.’ I watch it every single Saturday, so it was brilliant to find out I’ll be on TV for the first time singing on one of my favourite shows.”