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Five minutes with Birdy

She's the shy, 15-year-old from the UK with the voice of an angel. Now with 45 million YouTube hits worldwide, two songs on The Vampire Diaries and a new friend by the name of Ellen Degeneres, Birdy is flying high. We caught up with the songstress guaranteed to steal your hearts (and the music charts!).

She's the shy, 15-year-old from the UK with the voice of an angel. Now with 45 million YouTube hits worldwide, two songs on *The Vampire Diaries* and a new friend by the name of Ellen Degeneres, Birdy is flying high. We caught up with the songstress guaranteed to steal your hearts (and the music charts!).

How does it feel being so young and having all this amazing stuff happening to you?
It feels very surreal. I love it. It's so exciting. Music is my love.

How did it feel when your version of 'Skinny Love' was picked up for The Vampire Diaries?
It was amazing because all my friends and I were watching it! It was great.

Your song 'Just a Game' is on The Hunger Games soundtrack. What inspired the song?
Well, I read all the books in about a week and I loved them. I had the beginning of the song already written and then it suddenly turned into a story. It was sent to Lionsgate and they really liked it. I was so excited! I got to go to the premiere which was amazing. I was so excited.

Did you get to meet Jennifer Lawrence?
No, I didn't, but she was behind me on the red carpet. I got to see her. I hope I get to meet her one day!

Some of our readers are just getting to know you, how would you describe yourself in three words?
A lot of people think I'm shy, but my brothers and sisters would say I'm quite bossy. But I think I'm quite an honest person!

How do you balance school with your fame and career?
It's very busy for me and I have had times when I've done recording and writing in my school holiday time. I'm going to college in September and I will probably have to balance the two again. I'm going to be doing art at college which is a subject I love. I'll also do French or English literature.

What do your friends think of your success?
At first they were very excited, but now they're just used to it all. They're still very supportive though.

What do you guys get up to when your just hanging out?
Usually I go shopping or to the beach when it's warm enough. Just being with my friends and family is important.

Have you met anyone else famous yet?
I met Ed Sheeran. I did a cover of his song on my first radio interview. He said he'd really like to hear some more of my music. I was a bit starstruck!

We read that you got your name "Birdy" because you used to open your mouth like a baby bird as a child? Is this true?
It is true, yeah. My parents used it as a nickname. My family still calls me it.

What is your ultimate dream?
I think just to have my own music out there. And to get my album out.

What's your favourite movie?
My favourite movie is Brave, the new Pixar movie. I did the soundtrack for them over there. It was a month of recording and writing and I did the voice for it. It's such a great movie!

What is your favourite food?
My favourite food is carbonara.

Who is your favourite actress?
One of my favourite actresses is Emma Roberts.

Your favourite TV Show?
Probably The Vampire Diaries or East Enders.

Your favourite colour?
My favourite colour is blue.

Who is your celebrity crush?
Robert Pattinson.

Birdy's debut album is available in stores now! For more information, visit her website or Facebook page.