She secured her title as Britain's popstar of 2012 with her multiple spots at the Olympics this summer, but Emeli Sandé's performance at London's Royal Albert Hall last night showed a determination to be more than just this year's hottest act.
The 25-year-old Scot thanked fans for "an incredible year" after opening with 'Daddy' and 'Tiger' which, she said, had "made my greatest dream come true" with a gig at the prestigious venue that has recently played host to the likes of Adele and George Michael.
She let her vocals take centre stage for the rest of her set, which failed to hit a single bum note as she performed 'Where I Sleep', 'Breaking The Law' and 'Mountains' from her best-selling debut Our Version Of Events with the excitement and energy as if she were singing them for the first time.
A section in front of the piano was where she seemed most at ease, encouraging us to embrace our inner child on 'Clown' and breathing fresh life into 'River' by telling it from the perspective of a 7-year-old girl.
Guest spots by Professor Green on 'Read All About It' and Labrinth on their recent chart-topping duet 'Beneath Your Beautiful' were given a surprisingly warm reception from the largely older crowd, but it was when she flew solo on show stealers 'My Kind Of Love' and 'Heaven' that she shined brightest.
Not only did they best showcase her immaculate voice and her impressive range, but she delivered them with the kind of power and intensity as if it could be her last ever concert. Fortunately for Sandé, it's only just the beginning.
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