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Teen sensation returns to old haunts

PUBLISHED: 12:50 18 August 2010

Dione Broomfield at Bluewater

Dione Broomfield at Bluewater

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THE career of singing prodigy Dionne Bromfield, god-daughter of infamous pop artist Amy Winehouse, continues to sky-rocket as she was picked to represent one of her favourite brands.

Dione Broomfield at Bluewater

Miss Bromfield, 14, appeared at shopping mall Bluewater to sing two songs from her first album for clothing store Juicy Couture on Tuesday.

A former Beaverwood School for Girls pupil in Chislehurst, Dionne said she spent many an hour in the Greenhithe shopping mall before her pop career began.

“I used to lie about my age to sneak into the all day creche with my friends. We used to love it in there,” she revealed.

Performing for a crowd of fans, Dionne sung 60’s covers Mama Said and Foolish Little Girl from her 2009 album Introducing Dionne Bromfield, released on Amy Winehouse’s Lioness Record Label.

“I have sung at Vivienne Westwood last year and at the Harvey Nichol’s in Bristol so I have done different kinds of performances but it was great to be back here where I spent so much time with my friends,” she said.

Now attending a theatre school in central London she said she was especially pleased to be back in Kent.

Propelled to stardom with the help of her influential god-mother, Dionne, who also plays guitar and the piano, advised other aspiring performers to make sure they were in it for the right reasons.

“You shouldn’t be singing just so you can be on the front of a magazine. If you want people to take you seriously learn an instrument or two,” she said.

With the release of her own fragrance due later this year and the first single of her second album out in October things are moving fast for the teenager but she is determined to enjoy being a kid when she can.

“I still do girly things like have sleepovers and hang out with my friends. I wouldn’t want to stop that,” she said.

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