Grammys Familiar, But Surreal For Newcomer Welch

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Grammys seem somewhat familiar for Florence Welch, in a surreal sort of way.

The namesake of the group Florence + the Machine, Welch told The Associated Press before Sunday's Grammy Awards ceremony that while she recognized the stage and other elements of music's biggest show, she had to pinch herself at times to remind herself it's real.

"I didn't really expect that I'd be here," she said. "I'm from south London and now, I'm at the Grammys."

Nominated for best new artist along with her group, Welch will have plenty of opportunities to get acclimated with big stages - she's scheduled to sing at the Academy Awards on Feb. 27.

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