Top Of The Pops Online caught up with Alesha Dixon in a Q&A and asked the former Mis-Teeq star if she surely must think she’s good at what she does.
“Umm…I’m my worst critic, you see. I love what I do, but I’m the first person to put down what I do,” Dixon explained. “I’m the first person to say ‘that was awful’ or ‘that could’ve been better’. I think that’s because when I was growing up my dad was a perfectionist. If I came home with top marks in a class, he wouldn’t say ‘well done’, he’d say ‘oh, but you didn’t get 100%’, and I think the way he was with me has conditioned me that no matter what I do, I always feel I could do better. I never feel like I’m there. And the day you think you’re there is the day that it’s over, surely. You’ve always got to have somewhere to go, right?”
The interview transcript at bbc.co.uk has since been removed.
Former Mis-Teeq star Alesha Dixon is out with the music video to her new single ‘Knock Down’, from her debut solo album ‘Fired Up’. Watch it at YouTube.
Popworld.com caught up with Alesha Dixon and asked the former Mis-Teeq star what her national anthem would be if she were the Queen of Popworld. “[Laughs] Busta Rhymes ‘Touch It’. That would be a good anthem to get everyone dancing,” she responded. “In terms of getting people up on the dance floor Busta’s the king. I actually don’t like our national anthem [‘God Save The Queen’], I think it needs updating. In this country not everybody is a royalist. I think we need a national anthem that everybody can relate to.”
Alesha Dixon’s debut solo single ‘Lipstick’ could become a marketing boon for the former Mis-Teeq star, a friend tells The Mirror. “The song’s name is paying off – two companies want her to front their lippy campaigns,” the pal revealed.
Mis-Teeq’s Alesha Dixon has hit out at Nicole Appleton, following her revelation that she had aborted a child because of pressure from record bosses when she was in All Saints. Dixon, who is engaged to MC Harvey of So Solid Crew, says she would never put her career before a child. “If something like that ever happened to one of the girls in our group well, it’s a life isn’t? It doesn’t mean the group has to end or your music career,” she said. “Come on, it’s only music. Some things are more important in life and having a child is one of the biggest things a woman can do.”
Things are getting catty between Mis-Teeq and Holly Valance on the pop charts. The Mirror reports Mis-Teeq’s Alesha Dixon saying, “We’ll leave the naked videos to Holly Valance. She seems to do them quite well, doesn’t she? We’re about music and selling music, so we’ll be keeping our tops on.”