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British Breakthrough: The Story of Tom Odell

Each week we’re going to look at the stories of the British Breakthrough Act Nominees. You can help decide the winner by voting for your favourite

A year on from winning the Critics' Choice Award, this is the Story of Tom Odell.

A dream come true
Tom had only released one EP when he found out he was nominated for the BRITs Critics’ Choice Award, which was overwhelming as he explained when we spoke to him at the time.

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He was handed his Critics’ Choice Award by Emeli Sandé at the BRITs Nominations Party, and at the Awards themselves, he gave this moving rendition of Hold Me for the celebrities in the Backstage Bar.

Top of the pile
Just as he was walking on stage to perform at Glastonbury Festival, Tom found out his debut album Long Way Down had gone straight to No. 1 in the UK Album Chart, inspiring this awesome performance.

Playing for an icon
Elton John received the first ever BRITs Icon award last year, and to honour this feat Tom covered Tiny Dancer at the legendary Roundhouse in Camden, London.

Tom Odell has been nominated for British Breakthrough Act along with Bastille, DisclosureLaura MvulaLondon Grammar, and you can vote for your favourite to win a BRIT Award at London’s O2 Arena on February 19.