Emeli Sandé's nerves at Olympic performance

'Big geek' Emeli Sande
Big night nerves: Emeli Sandé was nervous about Olympic performance.

Emeli Sandé has admitted that she was nervous about performing at the Olympic opening ceremony.

The Scots singer’s performance the event was seen by millions around the world.

Emeli told Q magazine: “My highlight of the year was stepping out to sing Abide With Me at the Olympics opening ceremony.

“That was a huge moment. And the most nerve-wracking of my life, not just the year.

“Partly because at the dress rehearsal, in front of 16,000 people, my mic wasn't working.”

She added: “However, I felt very calm when I stepped out. You can't really see people, you can only see lights. Everybody went very quiet. It was like being underwater. “

Sande revealed another highlight of her year had been collaborating with her idol Alicia Keys.

Alicia said: "I have to say, myself and Emeli Sandé – when we met and we really began to write together, it was instant magic and that doesn't happen all the time.

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