Michael Skupin is ready to talk.
The ex-contestant said in a statement:
The 54-year-old explained that he's turning to religion following his arrest, adding:
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PerezHilton.com can EXCLUSIVELY report that the soulful songstress will be honored with performing at his annual AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party in West Hollywood!
The party, which is the largest fundraising event in Hollywood on Oscar night on February 24th, has raised over $34 million in the past!
What an honor!
“Emeli Sandé’s album, Our Version of Events, is a true work of art and a favorite of mine. When she is on stage, you can feel her passion for music and the heart that goes into her lyrics. I can’t wait to introduce Emeli to my guests and experience her live performance together. I predict that by next year she will be a multi-Grammy Award winner.”
While she's recently garnered four Brit Awards nominations, we definitely see quite a few Grammy nods in her future, too!
As for Emeli’s thoughts on the massive honor? She revealed:
"I'm absolutely delighted to have the chance to work with Sir Elton again and to help support the amazing work he continues to do with his Foundation. I was lucky enough to perform at his Winter Ball recently and I'm sure this will be as memorable a night. I look forward to helping the Foundation raise funds and awareness for those touched by HIV/AIDS."
Emeli is definitely one to watch out for!!!
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