No MOBO for Jahmene

Jahmene Douglas missed out on a MOBO

Jahmene Douglas missed out on a MOBO

First published in News

JAHMENE Douglas was left feeling disheartened and short changed after Saturday night’s MOBO Awards, although it was not because he missed out on a gong.

The Swindon soul star’s highlight of the evening was a rendition of Emeli Sande’s smash hit Next To Me, which he performed with a choir.

Although BBC Three’s broadcast seemed to pass without a hitch, Jahmene was far from happy after watching it back yesterday morning, tweeting: “It’s so disheartening when you listen back to a performance and the tv sound edit people have completely screwed you oveeeeerrr. :-/.”

The 22-year-old was up for Best Newcomer at the 18th edition of the awards, against nine other acts, with South London double act Krept and Konan taking the honours.

The duo charted in the Top 20 with a mixtape which received no mainstream promotion earlier this year, and received their award at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Saturday after to a public vote.

Shortly after the show ended, Jahmene tweeted: “Big thanks to @MOBOAwards for having me on the show! The opportunity was a blessing. And to @IDMCgospel for being incredible!! :-) xo.

“Thanks for all the support and voting for @MOBOAwards !!!!! Massive love to you all :-) really appreciate it #MOBO18.

“So much talent tonight at the @MOBOAwards ! Well done to everyone nominated! And to all those who put the amazing show together for us x.”

It has been a bumper year already for the X Factor runner up, who signed a record deal with Sony in December 2012 and officially launched his first album, Love Never Fails, at the North Swindon Asda Walmart, where he used to work.

And he is already working on a new, more personal album of songs he has penned himself.

Jahmene is unlikely to be too disappointed with missing out on Saturday, if what he told the Adver last month is anything to go by: “I can’t believe I even got nominated,” he said.

“They invited me along to do a performance, and straight away told me I had been nominated.

“I came second in the X Factor already, so if I do not win the MOBOs that will be fine. I never expect anything because you will always end up disappointing yourself if you do not get it.

“If you cannot accept the good you can’t move on to the next stage.”

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