Over 130 music industry figures--Elton among them--have selected this year's Sound Of list for BBC Radio 1.
The performers, producers, journalists, streaming experts, and festival bookers were asked to name three of their favourite new acts, from any country and any musical genre, whether or not they are signed to a label. They cannot have been the lead artist on a UK top five album or three UK tp ten singles before October 31, 2021.
Eight of the ten nominees are female, including Lola Young (whose music has been played on Elton's Rocket Hour), Baby Queen, and Wet Leg.
The winner will be revealed on Thursday on Radio 1 and BBC News.
Go here to find out more about the Sound of 2022 poll.