VIDEO: Ebony Day an MTV Brand New tip for 2013By Andre Langlois
December 11, 2012
GUILDFORD-based singer Ebony Day has racked up a massive 19 million hits on YouTube and taken another step towards stardom by being listed among MTV's top tips for 2013.
The 19-year-old has been named on the shortlist of 10 for MTV Brand New 2013 and will find out on February 1 whether she is the overall winner of a public vote.
The Academy of Contemporary Music student is the second artist to make the list before having signed a record deal - after winning the Unsigned element of the competition.
Videos of her performances of hits by the likes of One Direction, Justin Bieber and Rihanna, as well as her own compositions, have given her a fanbase around the world.
“I’m starting to write my own music now because I’m releasing an EP at the beginning of next year. So I’m focusing more on writing than on covers at the minute," she said.
“I’m putting a band together but I’m trying to keep the acoustic part as well because I don’t want to switch massively from acoustic to something completely different."
Click play on the screen below to watch our video interview, and hear a new and exclusive Ebony Day track, performed with Ollie Coombes.
There will also be a tour early next year, playing towns and venues nominated by her fans.