No one seems more astonished by news that Mis-Teeq’s ‘Scandalous’ was a hit in America than vocalist Sabrina Washington. “We were told the song was being played on the radio and we were like, yeah, right,” she tells Alexis Petridis of the Guardian. “It was only when I got to New York and heard ‘Scandalous’ being played in shop that I realized it really was. It’s pretty amazing.” After four weeks promoting the single across the country, Washington thinks she has worked out the secret of Mis-teeq’s sudden success. “They love the English accent,” she said. “They’re kind of amazed when we sing. We don’t sound American – our sound is very, very British. We’re not going to go out to America and try and imitate what Americans do, because they do it the best. Originality is definitely the key – we want to keep sounding as British as we can.” Read more.