SOUTHAMPTON singing superstar Foxes has taken the world by storm.
If she is not picking up Grammys, taking selfies with David Beckham or making an impression on the American pop charts – the former Cantell School pupil is rapidly building up a huge following.
Just this week she reached one million followers on Twitter.
But last night she was performing in front of just 300 doting fans in the intimate surroundings of Portsmouth’s Wedgewood Rooms.
So it was quite a coup to see a global pop star kick-off her UK tour in a small venue rather than an arena.
She released her debut album Glorious to critical acclaim earlier this month and treated the Wedgewood Rooms audience to a taste of why she is making a name for herself.
The Grammy award-winning Clarity raised the roof while singles Youth, Let Go for Tonight, and Holding Onto Heaven produced a huge reaction.
Her incredible vocals were accompanied by the polished backing band, whose energised electro beats kept the crowd dancing all evening.
Foxes looked like she was having the time of her life on stage as she twirled and danced throughout.
During the set she said it was “amazing” to be so close to home before performing Youth, a song about her childhood and memories of visiting Southsea beach with her mum.
The stand-out moment was her rendition of Pharrell Williams’ hit Happy, which was mixed with Massive Attack’s Teardrops.
She looks every part the pop star despite her 25 years and looks set to continue her success for years to come.
But based on this show, it won’t be long until Foxes, whose real name is Louisa Rose Allen, will be selling out large venues up and down the country.
After the gig, Foxes fan Will Bellows, 28, from Southampton, said: “It was a quality set from Foxes. She’s more stunning in person than I ever could have imagined.
She’s making Southampton proud.”
Glaswegian synth pop trio Prides supported and performed material from their debut EP The Seeds You Sow.