Young Northampton singer Tich has already supported Pixie Lott, and others, on tour and it's easy to see why she was picked, they have a lot of similarities, vocally and musically. I listened to a couple of clips of her songs at the start of December and pre-ordered her EP on iTunes straight away. Her highlight thus far is the string laden piano ballad Breathe In, Breathe Out. The EP managed to go top 20 on iTunes when released which bodes well for her future releases considering a certain Ed Sheeran was in the same position this time two years ago before making it huge six months later. She just needs her 'The A Team' to come along and Tich is all set!
Wiltshire born 20 year old singer Gabrielle Aplin has already matched Pixie's career opening with her debut major single, The Power Of Love, hitting No.1 in the UK! Not entirely similar musically, Gabrielle's music is far more piano ballad than Pixie's, they nevertheless both represent young British females that have come out of nowhere topping the charts! The Power Of Love's success was of course down to it featuring on the John Lewis Christmas advert so it will be interesting to see how her follow up single, the sweet acoustic ballad Please Don't Say You Love Me, will do when released next month. Gabrielle has been on the scene for quite a few years now and only just finally broken through, with previous EP's - Acoustic, Never Fade and Home, not particularly catching on. Here's hoping that John Lewis have turned her fortunes around and that her debut album, English Rain, can be a major success for the rising talent!
This is technically cheating because Miriam is Swedish but the 21 year old singer is definitely a contender for 'nu Pixie Lott' if she ever manages to break out of her home country. Named by Sweden's biggest newspaper, Aftonbladet, as the #1 artist to watch during 2013, Miriam's star is rising very quickly. She first came to my attention with the decent Finders Keepers last year but new single Push Play is far better. A great pop song with a brilliant post-chorus instrumental, try to imagine Pixie NOT singing this. It's like it was written for Miss Lott. Quick Pixie, steal this song and use it to launch album number three before Miriam beats you to it and smashes worldwide with this infectious pop gem!
Overall, it seems like all three of these artists could have varying degrees of success this year. I'm not sure if any will reach the dizzy heights of Pixie's career peak, who knows, maybe she'll return herself and bag herself a fourth UK No.1? Stranger things have happened!