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BBC Sound of 2018 winner Sigrid: ‘Dramatic choruses – they’re the best thing in the world’14 Jan 4:30am

BBC Sound of 2018 winner Sigrid: ‘Dramatic choruses – they’re the best thing in the world’

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Last year was a big one for the Norwegian pop sensation, and 2018 looks even busier. The only snag? She’s got nothing left to get worked up aboutSigrid, the 21-year-old pop sensation from Norway, looks almost pained when asked to pick her biggest “pinch myself” moment of 2017. In contention, you’d imagine, is her barbed, infectious debut single, Don’t Kill My Vibe, dropping from nowhere and racking up more than 30m plays on Spotify and YouTube combined. She performed at Glastonbury, and a BBC blog speculated that she would return to Worthy Farm one day as a headliner. And talk about range: she also sang at the Nobel peace prize concert, in front of representatives from the 2017 laureate, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, and an 85-year-old survivor of Hiroshima. “So, so much bigger than a career thing,” she says. But the single moment Sigrid picks is her set at the Roskilde festival in Denmark back in June. “We were playing at 1pm, which is not the greatest slot,” she recalls. “And it was the end of the week so I was like, ‘People are going to be shitfaced, hungover. No one’s going to come.’ I told the band: ‘We’re just going to do our job, it’s cool to be here, guys, we actually made it to Roskilde.’
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