A British concert promoter has lavished praise on Amy Winehouse's singer goddaughter Dionne Bromfield after she pressed ahead with a show on Saturday (23Jul11), just hours after learning of the star's death.
Winehouse's last public appearance took place on Wednesday night (20Jul11), when she joined Bromfield onstage at the Roundhouse as part of London's iTunes Festival.
The Grammy-winner did not perform, but hugged the 15 year old and clapped her hands as Bromfield sang Mamma Said. She later returned to the stage and urged fans to buy the youngster's new album Good For The Soul as the audience cheered her on.
The Back To Black hitmaker, 27, was found dead at her north London home on Saturday afternoon, but Bromfield refused to let her grief get in the way of her professional duties and she honoured a commitment to appear at a festival in Pontypridd, Wales, two hours after news of Winehouse's death broke.
Brave Bromfield made no mention of the tragedy during her 30-minute set and her courage has won her praise from Orchard Entertainment bosses, who insisted there had been "no pressure" on her to perform, reports the Bbc.
Representative Tim Powell says, "It was very, very professional. We would have perfectly understood if she hadn't wanted to perform but she very bravely did."
Winehouse signed Bromfield to her label Lioness Records in 2009 and served as the teen's musical mentor.
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