Dionne Bromfield opens up about her grief following the death of godmother Amy Winehouse, saying she has still not fully registered the news.
Speaking to Newsbeat's Greg Cochrane, the 15-year-old, who was heralded by Winehouse for her talent, said: “I am much better than I was when I found out but it still has not registered in my head.
“It is kind of like, I know it is happened but it is like a question you can’t answer - it doesn’t feel right.”
The soul singer heard the tragic news about 27-year-old Winehouse in her dressing room while on tour with the Wanted.
“I kind of knew something was going on and people were texting me saying they were so sorry for my loss with Amy and I was kind of thinking ‘what are you talking about’.”
Dionne had performed with Amy at an impromptu performance at Camden’s Roundhouse on Wednesday July 20 – just days before her death.
Amy danced to the song and encouraged fans to buy the teen’s latest album Good for the Soul.
Recollecting her last performance with the Back to Black singer, she said: “That was probably the best I have ever seen Amy.
“You would think that at her worst point, it would have be most likely for it to happen but when someone is getting better and you can see they are getting better, I think that is what hit us hard, I think that is what hit a lot of people hard.”
The singer paid tribute at this weekend's Big Chill music festival with an emotional rendition of Love Is A Losing Game.
She also opened up to Radio 1 presenter Scott Mills on The Chris Moyles show, leading to messages of support on Twitter.
Anthony Liot said: “Brilliant interview by Scott Mills on Radio 1 with Dionne Bromfield on air now. Serious, interesting and moving. Quality.
GreatAunt.co.uk also commented, saying: “Listening to Dionne Bromfield talk about godmother Amy Winehouse on @scottmills. Heartbreaking but lovely. She was a fantastic godmother.”
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