Friday 6 January 2012, 11:35 | By

Kiwanuka tops BBC Sound Of poll

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Michael Kiwanuka

The BBC’s Sound Of 2012 poll’s final five has been announced, the survey of music pundit types that pisses off everyone who doesn’t get to vote but which, when it comes to the overall winners, is usually good at predicting which newcomers will have a good year to come, even if some next big things are inevitably missing, and some lower down the shortlist are never heard of ever again.

Anyway, well done Michael Kiwanuka for generating enough late in the day buzz to top the poll. And let’s all agree to not waste time discussing why the Grammy nominated Skrillex is on the list.

1. Michael Kiwanuka
2. Frank Ocean
3. Azealia Banks
4. Skrillex
5. Niki & The Dove

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