Florence Welch

  • Aired:  06/21/11
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Florence Welch recalls being discovered while singing drunkenly in a girl's bathroom. (2:55)

>> Stephen: THANK YOU

EVERYBODY.

WELCOME BACK

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS THE LEAD

SINGER OF FLORENCE AND THE

MACHINE.

FUN FACT: TURNS OUT, HER LAST

NAME IS NOT "ANDTHEMACHINE."

PLEASE WELCOME FLORENCE WELCH.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

HEY, FLORENCE, LOVELY TO MEET

YOU.

THANKS FOR COMING ON.

>> THANKS FOR HAVING ME.

>> Stephen: BESIDES BEING JUST

A SLIP OF A THING, YOU ARE ALSO

A YOUNG THIN.

TWO YEARS AGO YOU WERE

DISCOVERED, IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN,

SINGING DRUNKENLY --

[LAUGHTER]

-- IN A GIRL'S BATHROOM.

TRUE?

>> IT'S TRUE ACTUALLY, YES.

>> Stephen: IT'S TRUE.

EVERY TIME I DRINK AND GO SING

IN A GIRL'S BATHROOM I GET IN

TROUBLE.

[LAUGHTER]

WHY IS IT DIFFERENT FOR YOU?

WHAT HAPPENED?

>> MY MANAGER WAS RUNNING A CLUB

NIGHT IN SOHO AND I WENT THERE

AND WE WENT INTO THE BATHROOM TO

TALK ABOUT BOYS AND I WAS

PRETENDING I HAD A BAND BUT I

DIDN'T.

I SAID I CAN SING.

I SUNG HER A SNIP ET OF THIS

ETTA JAMES SONG AND SHE PUT ME

TO PLAY AT A CHRIS PASS PARTY.

>> Stephen: YOU ARE ON TOUR IN

THE UNITED STATES.

IT'S CALLED THE COSMIC -- GRAMMY

NOMINATED.

NOT A GRAMMY WINNER.

OOM A GRAMMY WINNER.

YOU LOST TO SPAULDING.

YOU WERE ROBBED.

I SHOULD HAVE LOST TO JUSTIN

BEIBER.

[LAUGHTER]

YOU STARTED OFF IN ART SCHOOL,

RIGHT?

AND THEN YOU DROPPED OUT OF ART

SCHOOL TO BE A ROCK STAR.

ARE YOU -- AND YOU'RE A RED

HEAD.

[LAUGHTER]

ARE YOU A HANDFUL?

[LAUGHTER]

>> I THINK ON STAGE IS MOSTLY

WHERE -- IT'S LIKE AN OUTLET SO

I DON'T HAVE TO BE IN TROUBLE ON

OFF STAGE BECAUSE I GET IT ALL

OUT ON STAGE.

>> Stephen: IF YOU DIDN'T

PERFORM YOU MIGHT BE TROUBLE?

>> I THINK IT WOULD BE A LOT

DRUNKER THAN I AM IF I DIDN'T

HAVE PERFORMING TO DO.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: WHAT IS THE SONG

YOU ARE GOING TO DO FOR US

TONIGHT?

>> WE'RE GOING TO "DOG DAYS".

>> Stephen: OH, FANTASTIC.

ARE YOU GOING TO SING NOW?

>> I'M GOING TO CHANGE.

>> Stephen: OKAY, FANTASTIC.

MAYBE I SHOULD, TOO.

[LAUGHTER]

[LAUGHTER]

WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Stephen: WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK

WITH A PERFORMANCE BY "FLORENCE

AND THE MACHINE".

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