Emeli Sandé has already topped the charts in her native U.K., but now the 24-year-old is hoping to join the likes of her fellow Brits -- Adele, One Direction and Mumford & Sons -- and find success in the U.S. But can lightning strike twice for the Scottish singer-songwriter? With a little help from her famous friends Coldplay, it just might.

Sandé is currently touring with the alternative rockers on the North American leg of their Mylo Xyloto tour, having also supported them during their European tour in 2011. It's a nice turn of events for Sandé, who originally earned acclaim in the music business for her songwriting talents. She has written for some of the U.K.'s biggest stars, including Tinie Tempah, Cher Lloyd, Susan Boyle and Leona Lewis. Recently, Sandé worked with R&B songstress Alicia Keys for her upcoming album. It's no wonder why "X-Factor" creator Simon Cowell dubbed her "his favorite songwriter at the minute."

She may already be an accomplished songwriter, but the "Next to Me" singer's true passion is performing. Thankfully, she has the seven-time Grammy Award winning group to help her find her voice. "'I've had a few conversations with Chris [Martin] and I see them when they're coming on and I'm going off, but the main thing I've learned from them is seeing them onstage and how it all operates," Sandé told BANG Showbiz in June.

And as they often say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so HuffPost Entertainment is happy to premiere Sandé's stripped-down cover of Coldplay's hit single "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall." In this one take, one mic video, Sandé lays down a soulful vocal track, emphasizing the song's inherent vulnerability.

Listen to Emeli Sandé's soulful cover of "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall" above. Check out Sandé with Chris Martin and the boys below.

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Photo credit: DeeDee Kearney

Listen to more music from Emeli Sandé below.

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  • Emeli Sandé - Abide With Me (1 Mic, 1 Take)

    Watch Emeli perform the song she sang at the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony Filmed at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles 'Introducing Emeli Sande' YouTube playlist: www.smarturl.it/IntroducingEmeli Get the critically acclaimed, biggest selling debut album of 2012 'Our Version Of Events' here: bit.ly Follow: twitter.com Like: facebook.com Subscribe: youtube.com More: emelisande.com (P) 2012, The Copyright in this audiovisual recording is owned by Virgin Records Ltd

  • Emeli Sandé - My Kind of Love

    Download 'My Kind Of Love' on iTunes: smarturl.it From the UK's biggest selling debut album of 2012 'Our Version Of Events': bit.ly Follow Emeli twitter.com facebook.com emelisande.com "During my time studying medicine, I found it hard to write, but one of the things that inspired me were the patients and the interaction that they had with their loved ones during their time of illness. When people arrived at the hospital, money and status became irrelevant and only health mattered, which sparked an honesty between people which was amazing. This interaction, declaration of support and love, was the inspiration ...

  • Emeli Sande "Maybe (Acoustic)" HD. Angel Studio Session

    Download the new single 'My Kind Of Love' on iTunes: smarturl.it From the UK's biggest selling debut album of 2012 'Our Version Of Events': bit.ly #mkol Follow Emeli twitter.com facebook.com emelisande.com

  • Emeli Sandé - Next To Me

    UK: Buy 'Next To Me' on iTunes here: smarturl.it From the UK's biggest selling debut album of 2012 'Our Version Of Events': bit.ly Follow Emeli twitter.com facebook.com emelisande.com Music video by Emeli Sandé performing Next To Me. (C) 2012 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2012 EMI Records Ltd

  • Coca-Cola presents... Emeli Sandé performing an acoustic version of My Kind Of Love

    Coca-Cola presents a spine-tingling acoustic rendition of My Kind Of Love by Emeli Sandé on the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.

  • Emeli Sande - Next To Me (Acoustic)

    Part of a 'How I Wrote feature with guardian music' Download: www.mediafire.com Lyrics: "You won't find him drinking under tables Rolling dice and staying out 'til three You won't ever find him be unfaithful You will find him, you'll find him next to me You won't find him tryna change the devil For money, fame, for power, out of greed You won't ever find him where the rest go You will find him, you'll find him next to me Next to me -- wooh hooo Next to me -- wooh hooo Next to me -- wooh hooo You will find him, you'll find him next to me When the money's spent and all my friends have vanished And I can't seem to find no help or love for free I know there's no need for me to panic Cos I'll find him, I'll find him next to me When the skies are grey and all the doors are closing And the rising pressure makes it hard to breathe When all I need is a hand to stop the tears from falling I will find him, I'll find him next to me Next to me -- wooh hooo Next to me -- wooh hooo Next to me -- wooh hooo I will find him, I'll find him next to me When the end has come and buildings falling down fast When we've spoilt the land and dried up all the sea When everyone has lost their heads around us You will find him, you'll find him next to me Next to me -- wooh hooo Next to me -- wooh hooo Next to me -- wooh hooo You will find him, you'll find him next to me Next to me -- wooh hooo Next to me -- wooh hooo Next to me -- wooh hooo You will find him, you'll find him next to me"

  • Emeli Sande - Heaven

    Click here to download "Heaven": bit.ly From the UK's biggest selling debut album of 2012 'Our Version Of Events': bit.ly Follow Emeli twitter.com facebook.com emelisande.com Music video by Emeli Sandé performing Heaven. (P) 2011 The copyright in this audiovisual recording is owned by Virgin Records Ltd

  • Emeli Sandé - Heaven

    Click here to buy Heaven on iTunes: bit.ly From the UK's biggest selling debut album of 2012 'Our Version Of Events': bit.ly Follow Emeli twitter.com facebook.com emelisande.com

  • Emeli Sande "Kill The Boy (Acoustic)" HD. Angel Studio Session

    Download the new single 'My Kind Of Love' on iTunes: smarturl.it From the UK's biggest selling debut album of 2012 'Our Version Of Events': bit.ly #mkol Follow Emeli twitter.com facebook.com emelisande.com

  • Emeli Sandé - Daddy ft. Naughty Boy

    From the UK's biggest selling debut album of 2012 'Our Version Of Events': bit.ly Follow Emeli twitter.com facebook.com emelisande.com

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