Kate Nash ‘shocked’ to beat Amy Winehouse

Singer 'genuinely surprised' by Shockwaves NME Award

Kate Nash was so sure Amy Winehouse would beat her to Best Solo Artist at the Shockwaves NME Awards that she didn’t even prepare a speech.

As previously reported, the singer triumphed at last night’s (February 28) ceremony in London.

Speaking to NME.COM, Nash declared: “Oh, my speech was awful, I’ve just realised! I’m genuinely really surprised. I was not nervous about today, I thought Amy Winehouse had won and that’s cool, so I was just going to come and cheer and boo. So when I won it I was like ‘argh’!”

Nash added that she was enjoying her first Shockwaves NME Awards but that it was hard to take it all in.

“It’s been a weird day, I’m not really with it,” she said. “How am I going to celebrate? I’m going to drink all the free whiskeys they’re giving away!”

Watch NME.COM‘s exclusive video interview with Kate Nash online now.

For all the awards coverage head to NME.COM/awards now. We have exclusive picture galleries, live webcams, minute-by-minute blogs straight from the ceremony and Big Gig and video interviews with the biggest names at the ceremony.

That’s just the beginning – the highlights of ceremony are being show tonight (February 29) on Channel 4 from 11.50pm (GMT).

Meanwhile, next week’s issue of NME – on UK newsstands from March 5 – will contain the ultimate coverage, interviews and photos from the 2008 Shockwaves NME Awards.