The 'GREAT Festival of Creativity' in Shanghai, China.

    Hello everyone,

    I have had the most amazing opportunity come up. I have been invited to perform at the Closing Ceremony of the 'GREAT Festival of Creativity', part of the Government's GREAT Britain campaign, in Shanghai next week! Whilst in China I will be on the red carpet for the Chinese Premier of the Paddington Bear Movie and HRH Prince William will also be on the red carpet! Rebecca Ferguson and Jessie J will be performing the day before me, and I will be the last performer of the whole event which will be filmed for Chinese television.

    I will not be able to access any social media whilst in China. Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Vimeo, Vine, Google+ and Artist Signal are all blocked; therefore, I have decided not to try to win Artist Signal in March.

    If Into The East do not gain the lead this month, please vote for them in March. They have worked so hard and we have spent so much time supporting them and voting for them, that I would love to see them win Artist Signal. We can look at focussing our efforts on a different month once I am back from China.

    I can't tell you how much I appreciate all the hard work and effort that you have all put in to Artist Signal, and to helping me with my campaign so far. I will still put up some of the rewards that I prepared to thank you for your votes. Once again I am extremely grateful for your support. I hope you understand why I just cannot turn down this opportunity to go to China, and I hope that we can gather as much, if not more enthusiasm to win Artist Signal in the coming months once I'm back.

    With love and many many thanks,