Banks, who can currently be heard on the demented new Scissor Sisters single, seemed pretty happy not to have won the poll. "I don't want to be called the 'next big thing' because that implies there's another big thing after you," she told the BBC.
"The media does a really good job of discarding artists — and it has a really big effect what people think about themselves. So I try to keep a lot of that talk out of my head."
She also talked about her forthcoming debut album, which she's currently recording with the ubiquitous Paul Epworth. "I'm really DIY, and he's very polished. But you're definitely going see a darker side of Paul and a more refined side of me. That's what it has to be about."
Banks follows Niki & The Dove and Skrillex on the list, with the top two positions to be revealed tomorrow and Friday.