Ebony Day excited for MTV Brand New vote resultBy Andre Langlois
January 29, 2013
VOTING closes on Thursday (January 31) for this year's MTV Brand New contest, with young Guildford singer Ebony Day one of the 10 hopefuls vying for the prize.
The Academy of Contemporary Music student has become a YouTube sensation with her acoustic performances of hits by One Direction, Justin Bieber and Rihanna, as well as her own compositions.
Ebony, 19, is up against artists such as rappers K Koke and Angel Haze, songstress Gabreille Aplin and Los Angeles sisters Haim in a public vote.
“I’m really excited, just really honoured to be with all the other artists and I’m really excited to see what happens next year," she said.
“Everyone’s really, really good. I’ve had tweets from the other people in the competition and everyone seems friendly so far.”
It has been a rapid ascent for someone who only picked up a guitar shortly before opening her YouTube account in 2009.
"I started playing four years ago. I had a couple of lessons but stopped and taught myself. It was more fun and more of a challenge," Ebony said.
To cast your vote in MTV Brand New for 2013, visit http://brandnew.mtv.co.uk. Voting closes at 10am on Thursday and the winner will be announced on Friday.
Click on the screen below to look back at our exclusive interview and performance video with Ebony.