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Rising Pop Star Jessie J Wows Crowd at New York City Showcase


Jessie J came, conquered and impressed a crowd of tastemakers and media insiders last night when she played a small, intimate Vevo showcase at New York City's Don Hills. Judging from tweets and the buzz after the show, people seemed unanimously completely, utterly and totally impressed by Jessie J's performance. 

People in the U.K. already know that Jessie is a beast on stage, wowing the audience with her incredible vocal performance and plenty of swagger that is mixed up with her signature British wit. ArjanWrites.com reader Eric won a couple of tickets to attend the show and shot a few pics of Jessie that I posted on Facebook. (Watch a video of "Do It Like A Dude" from last night here.)

On Monday, Universal Republic in partnership with Vevo will unleash the much-anticipated video for "Price Tag" that is her official U.S. debut single. 

While awaiting that video, make sure to watch an interview with hitmaker Dr Luke who produced "Price Tag." He talks candidly about how the singer's incredible voice can be a distraction in the songwriting process. "It is easy sometimes to get fooled by her virtuoso singing," he says. "Anything she sings sounds good, so you really have to focus and say 'if it wasn't Jessie J singing - if I was just humming along - is it still good?" 

He adds, "In terms of vocal gymnastics and the range of vocal chords I think there's no one else singing like that out there right now (. . .) I think she has universal appeal. She's a great singer and a great songwriter (. . .) She can go far. She can get GRAMMYs if she makes the right records."

Well spoken Dr Luke. I couldn't agree more. Let's brace ourselves. Jessie J is about to take over.

January 28, 2011 in Jessie J | Permalink