When my BFFs were in town for a weekend we woke up bright and early on Friday morning to pop the champagne and watch the Royal Wedding. I know you’re probably wondering why I’m bringing the Royal Wedding up now that weeks have passed.

Ellie Goulding is the reason. I was first introduced to her when she had a stint on SNL when Tina Fey was hosting a few weeks ago. She sang a cover of “Your Song” and my sister and I were both confused as we watched. We couldn’t figure out who this hip-Scandinavian-looking girls was. I’m not even sure if she’s Scandinavian she just had such a close resemblance to the Swedish pop star Robyn I just assumed she too was from the Northern hemisphere of Europe.

Ever since I saw Ellie on SNL her name has been popping up everywhere it seems. I saw her mentioned on the home page of iTunes when I was doing some new music searching the other day. But I skimmed over it because I still had no idea who she was.

That all changed today. Via Twitter I discovered that Ellie was lucky enough to be asked by Kate & William to perform at their wedding reception. Ding ding ding. That’s why she’s all the sudden hit the mainstream music scene! I had to do a little investigating for myself. Turns out she sang a cover of Elton John’s “Your Song” at the reception. Attention caught. The next stop on my investigation was YouTube. And I found a video of the cover. And I, too, became a Ellie fan.

And if you’re unfamiliar with Scandinavia and their culture… this video will give you a pretty good idea of what it’s like. It’s one of the reasons I can’t stop watching it.

On a completely different note; last night, I as I laid in bed trying to fall asleep my mind was racing like crazy with topics for future blog posts. I came up with a few. So stay tuned – the blog is planned to actually get some new content this week!

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