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Taylor Swift turns on Christmas lights in London on U.S. election day

Wednesday, Nov 07, 2012 - 01:18

Taylor Swift was in London on U.S. election day to turn on the Christmas lights at Westfield shopping centre and says she has voted by absentee ballot. Eileen Hsieh reports.

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Country-pop star Taylor Swift brought the festive spirit to London on Tuesday (November 6) as part of a promotional tour for her latest album 'RED'. The singer-songwriter wore a long red dress and switched on the Christmas lights in front of screaming fans at Westfield Shopping Centre in west London. She then rocked the stage and performed three songs, including the hit single "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" from the new album. Although the 22-year-old was away from the United States on the day of a neck-and-neck presidential election race, she made sure her voice was heard. SOUNDBITE: Singer-songwriter, Taylor Swift, saying (English): "I did my absentee ballot, so I sent it in.... I try not to talk too much about politics. I think it's important that everybody should, you know, exercise their right to vote, but I don't think I should be telling people who to vote for." Swift's latest album sold 1.2 million copies in its first week of release, making her the only female singer to have seen two of her albums sell more than a million copies in the U.S. in one week.

Taylor Swift turns on Christmas lights in London on U.S. election day

Wednesday, Nov 07, 2012 - 01:18

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