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I've talked to Amy through a psychic, reveals dad Mitch

MITCH Winehouse has told fans of his daughter that he has spoken to her through a psychic.

Mr Winehouse said he communicated with Amy and she "is fully behind everything that we're doing and she's up in heaven waving her magic wand".

He was speaking at an event in New York to launch the US version of her charitable foundation and was joined by Amy's mother, Janis, and her younger brother, Alex.

They held a press conference in Joe's Pub where Amy gave her first American performance on January 16, 2007.

The foundation was formally established in the UK last year and to date has allocated more than £275,000 (¤332,900) to various organisations, organisers said.

A brief film featuring the foundation's British achievements was shown during the conference where the Winehouses discussed their daughter's passion for wanting to help children.

The US foundation's aim is to "support and empower children in need through music therapy and music education".

One of the first programmes to be helped will be the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra -- first introduced to the Winehouses by CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien.


Mr Winehouse also performed four songs with a jazz band, at one point kissing his mobile phone which had a photo of his daughter on it.

Amy died of alcohol poisoning on July 23 last year.

Her album Back To Black subsequently became the UK's best selling album of the 21st century thus far.