You sounded like Dolly parton on helium.(After kristy lee cook of season 7 on american idol,sang her country rendition of the Beatles'Eight Days A Week.)
It was like orderin a hamburger and getting only the buns(After Brooke White of season 7 on american idol sang the song 'Hero'by Mariah Carey)
Money brings you security and choice. You can make decisions in a different way if you have a lot of money. But when you have nothing, you have a naivety, and a more fearless attitude because you have nothing to lose.
I have total respect for anyone who discovers a band like Snow Patrol. I would be hopeless at signing a rock band, or anything alternative, cause I don't know what that audience are into and I don't particularly like that kind of music.
My dad said to me, 'Work hard and be patient.' It was the best advice he ever gave me. You have to put the hours in.
I turned down many chances to be on TV before 'Pop Idol' because I really wasn't interested in being famous. I didn't need it and didn't want it.
I was bought an electric guitar when I was 12, but my guitar teacher beat me up. I didn't like guitar lessons and I got quite bored. My teacher was obviously bored giving me lessons, and one day I offered him a liquorice toffee, but he didn't answer. So I threw it at him, it hit him in the face, and he sort of beat me up.
For the music business, social networking is brilliant. Just when you think it's doom and gloom and you have to spend millions of pounds on marketing and this and that, you have this amazing thing now called fan power. The whole world is linked through a laptop. It's amazing. And it's free. I love it. It's absolutely brilliant.
I've always been petrified of working for a boss who I didn't like but who I was in fear of, because I wanted my salary.
If I go into a relationship with an artist, which at most is going to last five years, we have a 100-page contract covering every eventuality. Whereas with marriage you go into it with no contract, with laws that date back hundreds of years, and I don't think that's right.
I couldn't think of anything worse than being in an unhappy marriage. It worries me because I've seen it destroy people.