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Brit Pop Upstart Ellie Goulding Delivers on ‘Kimmel’


Blonde bombshell Ellie Goulding is already a household name back in her native England, with her album Lights a chart-topping hit. Now, with the record finally out in America, the singer-songwriter is poised for a big year, and made her national TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night; check out the clip here.

Goulding — whose album mixes her strummy singer-songwriter roots with party-starting production from producer Starsmith — delivered a fist-pumping version of her single “Starry Eyed.” The singer, one of SPIN’s picks for next weekend’s Coachella festival in the California desert, looks like an innocent pixie, but she proved to be a firebrand live, as she bounced across the stage, tossing her blonde locks all over the place, and even manning the drum kit at one point to pound out some thunderous beats. Cool.

WATCH: Ellie Goulding performs “Starry Eyed” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Watch an interview with Ellie at SXSW >>