Amy Winehouse is to perform live via satellite for this Sunday’s 50th Annual Grammy Awards.
As reported this morning, Winehouse’s application for a US work visa was rejected – however, as she is nominated for six awards, she will perform from a London studio.
Winehouse is nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Female Performance for ‘Rehab’, Album of the Year, Best New Artist, and Best Pop Vocal Album for second album ‘Back to Black’.
Winehouse says how thrilled she is to still be able to take part in the ceremony, saying in statement: “I’m raring to go and really excited to be performing at my first Grammy Awards. I’d like to thank everyone for their support over the last couple of weeks. I’m really sorry I can’t be there but I appreciate that I’m being given a second chance via satellite. ”
The press statement also adds that the singer, who has been in rehab for the past two weeks, will leave the clinic today to begin rehearsing, whilst remaining “under full medical supervision and her treatment will continue as normal.”