Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

She's a Foxy Lady; MUSIC

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

She's a Foxy Lady; MUSIC

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Foxes star Louisa Rose Allen nearly missed her own Grammy award because of a sneaky beer.

MARION MCMULLEN chats to the singer enjoying more than a brush with fame THE postman will be delivering Louise Rose Allen's Grammy award any day now... although she still hasn't quite figured out the perfect spot to put it yet.

"They don't let you take the trophy away with you. They put it in the post and it comes along later," says the young singer songwriter, who works under the name Foxes.

"I really want to have a drink from it when it arrives," she giggles, "would that be very wrong?" Sneaking off for a quick drink of beer at a nearby diner nearly led to Louise missing her big Grammy moment.

"There are something like 80 categories," she says in her defence, "so we said 'shall we just go and have a beer?' and I was there in the diner in a full floor-length evening gown when my manager called and said 'Get back here you're going to miss it.' "I had no idea, not even a hint, that I was one of the winners. I had nothing prepared or anything. We ran back and sat down, but I was up against some amazing artists and didn't really think I had a chance. You can see the surprise on my face when they said my name. I had nothing ready and I came out with this blubbering acceptance speech."

The 24-year-old from Southampton and DJ Zedd won the best dance recording trophy for their track Clarity and Louisa found herself transported back stage at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. She laughingly says she even saw Daft Punk without their trademark helmet masks. Taylor Swift came up to tell her she loved her dress and Louisa sang with R Kelly, but she says none of it felt real until she had a chance to tell her mum she had won.

It was part of a triumphant night for British artists at the American awards show. Previous Grammy winner Adele won best song written for visual media for Skyfall, Ozzy Osbourne's band Black Sabbath won best hard rock/metal performance for God Is Dead and the Rolling Stones tied for the historical album with Charlie Is My Darling, from a documentary almost 50 years ago. …

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