Following the MTV Brand New shortlist presented by Emporio Armani Diamonds of the ten most hotly tipped artists of 2014. grabbed some time with rising star Elyar Fox.

Elyar Fox in a new British pop star that is set to make a big impact in the New Year.

After being discovered on YouTube by his record label, and with a catchy, teen-pop sound, it is easy to see why comparisons are already being made to Justin Bieber. caught up with Elyar at the launch of the list, check out our interview below.

The shortlisted artists go head to head in a public vote that opens on December 16th and the winner will be announced early February 2014.

The MTV Brand New for 2014 shortlist is:

Ella Eyre
Elya Fox
George Ezra
Joel Compass
Royal Blood
Sam Smith
The Vamps
Marie Naffah