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Adelaide Mackenzie is no stranger to Just out of this World, having treated us to special performances in past series. She however joined the judging panel for the 2012 session. Adelaide is considered one of Britain’s great singing sensations with her distinct jazz style and vibrant personality. Based in South London, Adelaide started singing at the tender age of 10. Coming from a culture of Sound Systems she was exposed to Reggae, Rare-grove and Pop Music
In 1993 Adelaide embarked on a successful career in the performing arts and music field, and sang a cover of the legendary Boys 2 Men track ‘End of the Road’ at the Hackney Empire for the talent show ‘291 Club’.Adelaidelater went on to attend theBritPerformingArtsSchoolalso attended by stars such as Leona Lewis, where she also took guitar and piano lessons. While attending the school, she also had the opportunity of performing alongside acclaimed Imogen Heap.
In 2008 Adelaide won the credible great Nina Simone ‘Inspirational Artist of the year’ awarded by Black Woman in Arts Foundation. In the same year she was honored to sing at the 40th Anniversary ceremony of Martin Luther King ‘I have a dream event’ held at the Westminster Abbey Cathedral. RecentlyAdelaidesupported Jazzie B at the Wembley Arena for the 2012 Olympics presentation and she also opened up the Tour of the Legendary Frankie Beverley & Maze at the Hammersmith Apollo.
You can find Adelaide encouraging other performers while presenting her self organized Open Mic/Showcase called ‘Blessed Souls UK’ founded in 2007 with the MAC Band.