Amy to help teen hopeful shine
PUBLISHED: 16:04 18 March 2009 | UPDATED: 10:08 12 August 2010
THE teenage goddaughter of troubled singer Amy Winehouse is set to release her debut album. Promising vocalist Dionne Bromfield, 13, from Chislehurst, is said to have inspired Winehouse to stay away from drugs and is now due to release an album featuring
THE teenage goddaughter of troubled singer Amy Winehouse is set to release her debut album.
Promising vocalist Dionne Bromfield, 13, from Chislehurst, is said to have inspired Winehouse to stay away from drugs and is now due to release an album featuring the Rehab star. Winehouse, whose father lives in Greenhithe, sponsored the recording of the album and will sing on three tracks while providing backing vocals for the others. Dionne told a national newspaper: "She always says, 'I'm doing this for you Dionne, and your career'.
"Amy's made a brilliant effort and she looks amazing now. She did it for herself, for me, for her family and for her fans."
Winehouse, a recovering heroin addict, sponsored the recording of Dionne's album and has remarked that Dionne reminds her of her youthful self. The teenager accompanied the Back to Black star to the Caribbean during the singer's two-month detox, where they played Scrabble. Dionne told reporters: "I've never seen her on drugs, not at all. She treats me like her daughter - she's like a second mother to me. She's lovely and she is very protective of me. I didn't have to tell her to sort herself out, she knew herself.
"She always wanted to change but it's hard to restart your life when you've been like that."
The teenager has been photographed running through the streets with her godmother by the paparazzi, and big name singers including Lemar have reportedly already been approached to sing duets with Dionne.
But the teenager insists she will not follow in the footsteps of wayward child stars.
She said: "My feet are firmly on the ground. I'm not going to get like that, I'm not going to allow myself to get like that."
Dionne's album is due to be released with Lioness Records this Spring.