London, Sept 27 : Troubled English singer Amy Winehouse is helping launch the singing career of her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield.
She is so set on helping out the 12-year-old that she even spent money on sending the schoolgirl to LA for two weeks to work with producers on her first EP.
She even begged organisers at the Berkeley Square Ball on September 26 to give the little girl a chance to perform.
"She's really pushing Dionne to be a big star," the Mirror quoted a source as saying.
"Amy's manager Ray always supports the Berkeley Square charity bash so she asked organisers if Dionne could perform a couple of numbers. "She has been encouraging her to sing and wants to give her a big break.
"Dionne was friends with Pete Doherty, too, but he had scared her off when she asked for advice. Amy has a soft spot for the girl and has gone out of her way to help.
"Dionne is really nervous, but Amy has been giving her a pep talk on how to get through the show."
The young singer has already performed alongside Winehouse at a star-studded party.
The Rehab singer, who had been booked to appear at the Prince's Trust End of the Summer Ball in London on September 25 night, surprised the celebrity-packed audience when she marched on stage with Bromfield, and sang with her.
Not only have the two been singing together on stage, they have also recorded a duet earlier in the year.
Their version of Alicia Keys' hit track 'If I Ain't Got You' was later posted on video sharing website YouTube.