With a voice that sounds like a cross between Beyonce and Leona Lewis and a sound soulful and reminiscent of the orchestral elements of the Motown era, Emeli Sandé brings a classic sound to a genre that's populated by the latest innovations, with "Next To Me". Her refreshing vocals on the chorus soar into a smooth falsetto. Sandé has the kind of vocals that sooth the listener and still makes the song comfortable enough for you to get into the groove.
Like, Leona Lewis, Sandé hails from the U.K. and has the chops to go up against her and many other contemporaries. She currently has the U.K.'s biggest selling debut album of 2012 called Our Version of Events with good reason. The album is currently out stateside.