MTV saw the wonderful Welsh singer perform in London before she becomes a superstar
Its All About The British Females.
Lily Allen has the style and lyrics but not necessarily the voice while Adele is cool but unproven.
Kate Nash has melodies but god-awful lyrics and Amy Winehouse has the voice of a generation and a serious crack habit.
Lets hope there is room for one more though because young diva Duffy definitely deserves attention.
Arriving on stage at Mayfairs plush Pigalle Club she announces: This feels like home after three weeks, despite looking very nervous.
Wearing a sleek black dress and a knowing smile the 23-year-old plays an hour of tracks from her debut album (due in this summer) backed by an accomplished band.
Starting with her first single Rockferry and Warwick Avenue she plays her songs with smooth finger clicks, hip shakes and arm swinging.
Her finale and next track out Mercy is more upbeat than anything else and should be her Rehab. It even has a yes, yes, yes backing vocal.
The young singer is no enigma but appeals because of her classic voice and strong songwriting- thanks mostly to mentor Bernard Butler.
In fact tunes like Hanging On To Long and Syrup And Honey sound like they could be Bacharach or Smokey Robinson originals.
A backlash of sorts has already started with writers saying shes a bit Radio 2 or (dare I say) VH1. But really whats wrong with that?
Duffy deserves a cross generational audience like her bee-hived contemporary and we predict shell get it soon enough.