(RollingStone.com) — Ellie Goulding emerged in 2010 with a one-two punch: first, her (still-rising) helium-voiced hit “Lights,” then, an elegant read of Elton John’s “Your Song” that led to a gig at Prince William’s wedding. As Cinderella stories go, it’s a good one. But as a 25-year-old adept who dresses rave-y hooks in folk-rock tunefulness and art-pop filigree, Goulding earned her glass slippers.
Saying to an Artist than you are a Cinderella case is absolutely wrong.
This is a message to critics who may not even be in the business and denounce the ability of an Artist just because it seems like they made it big too fast. Goulding and many others work very hard to be successful. We only see what happens on stage or on screen. It is not moral to judge what happens before stardom or behind curtains.