Sam Smith tells the BBC that he idolizes George Michael
It’s nice to see the younger generation of musicians paying tribute to their idols and the people they look up to. Sam Smith says: “He sent me flowers once I was upstairs and I cried my eyes out. I think I’d asked him to present something. They were like, ‘who’s your dream person to present an award’ or something. We asked him but he was busy, so he sent flowers. He’s amazing. When I was at that time, in the time ‘In the Lonely Hour’ I was going mad, I would unwind on the tour bus and I’d just watch videos of him, to see how he held himself and for me he was a megastar, but he was so human. I love that about him. I don’t want to become a robot. I think sometimes people get so media trained that they become a robot. He was in interviews and he would say the wrong things and he was so flawed in such a beautiful way.”
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