Amy Winehouse in Last Interview: 'I'm Quite Shy'
She was in good form in March with Tony Bennett
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2011 1:36 PM CDT
Amy Winehouse poses for a photograph in 2007.   (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

(Newser) – Neil McCormick of the Telegraph recounts what he says is Amy Winehouse's final interview, which took place in March as she visited Abbey Roads studio to record with one of her idols, Tony Bennett. "The Amy I saw seemed well on the way back to her best, which makes our brief encounter all the more poignant," writes McCormick. Though she seemed nervous because of Bennett, McCormick marvels at her skills: "It was a magical experience, watching these two great talents sing together, voices wrapping around each other, rising and falling, scatting and blending ..."

  • Winehouse on herself: “I’m not a natural born performer. I’m a natural singer, but I’m quite shy, really.”
  • On her stage fright: “You know what it’s like? I don’t mean to be sentimental or soppy but its a little bit like being in love, when you can’t eat, you’re restless, it’s like that. But then the minute you go on stage, everything’s OK. The minute you start singing.”
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