Showing posts with label jessie j. Show all posts
Showing posts with label jessie j. Show all posts

Saturday 6 February 2016

[Discuss] America Considers Jessie J "One of the Greatest Singers"- So Says Jessie J.

Oh America, what have you done to our Jessie J, filling her head with nonsense seems to have warped her mind a little. Speaking to Women’s Health, the Domino singer revealed that y'all have been celebrating her "as one of the greatest singers", and she "loves it". Really?!

Clearly feeling herself- no shame in that- she went on to reveal how she wishes to be remembered as an iconic Divas, saying "I want to be up there with the Celine Dions, Whitneys, Beyonces and Arethas".

Thursday 17 December 2015

Jessie J Vs Christina Aguilera: Which is the Queen Of The Vocal Run?

jessie J Vs Christina Aguilera
Click on either to go to their vocal profile!

Christina Aguilera Vocal Profile
jessie J vocal profile
Melisma can be an impressive and beautiful touch to a vocal line, when used with musicality and intelligence. It can of course be a force for evil too, destroying lives and homes when used excessively. The problem is, what is considered too much to some can be not enough for others. This is the power of subjective taste.

Monday 8 December 2014

[Watch] Demi Lovato Replaces Ariana Grande During "Bang Bang" Live Showing

Ariana Grande move over! Demi Lovato is the vocalist we really deserved for the Jessie J collaboration extravaganza that was Bang Bang. And thanks to a live showing in San Jose, CA, we finally got to hear how the song could have sounded if a punchier vocalist had taken up the reigns of the track's second vocalist.

Monday 24 November 2014

[Watch] Divas Rock the 2014 AMAs

The 2014 American Music Awards happened yesterday at the Nokia Theater in LA. Amidst the boring award giving, there was a peppering of Divas who took to the stage to entertain and amuse.

The standout of which had to be Jessie J, who absolutely smashed it with Bang Bang. Even though she was sharing a stage with two- arguably more famous- Divas, Jessie remained unbothered, out shining both with nothing but voice and charisma. This woman was born to be on stage.

(Also, Taylor Swift takes a little bit more of my heart every time I see her getting her life at an award show. I'm worried soon they'll be no more to take!)

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Jessie J and Jennifer Hudson Join Forces On Sia's "Titanium"

Jessie J and Jennifer Hudson are two Divas I'vr never thought of sharing a stage together. No reason why, it's just not a pairing that has ever come to my (obviously) unimaginative mind. But that's just what happened At The Concert For Valor, where the two vocal powerhouses duetted on the Sia/David Guetta anthem, Titanium.

But was this a harmonious pairing that successfully demonstrated how two equally talented singers can share one stage? Or did it quickly descend into a cacophony of out of control melisma and crazy belting that shook the very foundations of the National Mall in Washington, D.C? 

Watch and find out! 

Tuesday 14 October 2014

[Watch] Jessie J Rocks Dancing With The Stars

Yesterday I posted on US export, Taylor Swift, and her snoozefest of a showing at the X-Factor UK. (Remember that? I barely do, so don't beat yourself up if you don't.)

Today, in a reversal of sorts, I present a UK export- Ms.Jessie J- returning the favor and performing on US Show, Dancing With The Stars. Like yesterday, let me keep this post short and swift with a gif summation of this live medley of Bang Bang and Burnin' Up':

Thursday 9 October 2014

[Music Video] Jessie J - "Burnin' Up"

Jessie J continues the push for her soon-to-be-released third album, Sweet Talker, with single number two, and Bang Bang's follow-up, Burnin' Up.

Saturday 20 September 2014

[Watch] Ariana Grande Attempts Jessie J's "Bang Bang" climax! Sucessfully or Not, You Decide!

Jessie J is a vocal beast. I can't deny that- can you?! Case in point, the vocal during the bridge of her latest single Bang Bang.

Wednesday 27 August 2014

[Watch] Jessie J Delivers Knockout Accoustic Rendition Of "Bang Bang" For Capital FM

How would Jessie J handle Bang Bang without fellow Divas, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande backing her? Without issue, of course!

Monday 25 August 2014

[Watch/Review] Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Jessie J Open 2014 VMAs

Opening the 2014 VMA's was a trio of lovely Divas.

First out on stage was Ariana Grande, who arrived in a UFO to perform new single Break Free. It was a noticeably less nasal (than usual) vocal from the Diva, and change was also seen in her confidence levels, which seem to have grown. Though a little out of breath at some points, I can't deny Ariana delivered the goods on the night, opening the VMAs the right!

Following her came rapper Nicki Minaj, who delivered exactly no surprises with her performance of latest, Vevo record-breaking, hit Anaconda. Much like the video, Nicki served up bootay. It wasn't something the "celebrity" crowd the camera panned to (The Kardashian Klan/ Rita Ora) looked unimpressed with, but the audience seemed to go wild for it.

Tuesday 29 July 2014

[Review] Jessie J Feat. Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj - "Bang Bang"

Jessie J kind of fell off with her second album Alive.

Hoping to reclaim former success with album number three, the Diva has released its lead single, the much hyped Bang Bang. A song that should make her relevant alone with its featured artists: vocalist Ariana Grande and rapper Nicki Minaj.

With a gospel influence and two capable singers at its helm, I was expecting one helluva vocal show from Bang Bang. It's an expectation that never really fulfilled, with the song peaking after halfway with a throat-busting (A Cappella) run from Jessie that should see the singer blow out her voice box sometime this year when attempting live. After that "moment", it's a noisy stumble to an unsatisfying conclusion.

Monday 9 September 2013

[Watch] Jessie J Performs "It's My Party" Live On Strictly Come Dancing

Jessie j 2013 Strictly

Strictly Come Dancing is back on UK screens, so you know what the means: a new primetime slot for promotion has opened up! This weekend Jessie J was lucky enough to bag the gig, performing her new single It's My Party- which still sounds like something Katy Perry should be singing- live for the audience.

As is usually the case with JJ, the Diva gave an excellent vocal; serving high energy and character while strutting across the stage.Though still not feeling the song, I can't deny that I always enjoy watching Jessie J perform live- and this time was no different.

It's My Party was released on the 6th of September.

Monday 5 August 2013

[Random Spam] Lady Gaga, Mel C, Jessie J, Katy Perry, Mariah Carey and Selina Gomez.

So some of you may or may not know that I'm currently up in Oxford helping a brother move! As so, I haven't been able to update the blog- Booo! However,  I've managed to find a laptop in his boxes and piggyback off a stranger's WiFi to quickly cobble together a post. Watch me get hacked (!)

Having been away from the internet for the week, I'm currently behind on what's going on in the world of Divas and music. Thus, to kill two birds with one stone (a post and catching up) I thought it made sense to do a varied Spam post.


Monday 3 June 2013

[Watch] Divas Unite For "Chime For Change" Concert @ Twickenham Stadium

Saturday saw the Chime For Change concert take place at the home of Rugby Union, Twickenham stadium. There was something fittingly symbolic about a venue usually so crammed full of alpha males that just breathing the surrounding air on match day could make you sprout chest hairs, being used to highlight the plight of women everywhere.

Some of you may know that I was lucky enough to attend the concert- and had an amazing time, thanks for asking. But this post isn't really going to offer a play by play of the concert, instead I thought I'd post MY top three best and worst things about the night. Doing that should hopefully stop me from rambling and let you get to the performances quicker. (Or you could just ignore all of this and just scroll straight down, you scoundrels!)

Friday 17 May 2013

Jessie J's Bald Head Shines Bright Like A Diamond On American Idol Duet With Angie Miller

Jessie J is one fearless Diva. First she turns traitor on her own show, The Voice, by dilly-dallying with one of its rivals, American Idol, and then, if that wasn't enough, she has the nerve to do it with her bald head! The Americans must have been thinking WTF, who is this chick and where is her hair! Seriously, is she that well known over the pond and do you guys even know the song Domino? Either way, I'm actually proud that she went on to such a big show and didn't conform by putting a wig on!

Duetting with finalist Angie Miller, Jessie demonstrated why she is considered a vocal force by this generation, with a solid performance full of her brand of high belting and crazy melisma. However, I think the last note, aka the money-note, wasn't the one she wanted and was unfortunately all kinds of strainymess. But still, she worked that stage like an energiser bunny, funnelling that energy and humility right down my monitor. Bless JJ and her bald head.(BTW she shaved her head for charity)

Monday 9 July 2012

Divas take over "T in The Park" [Watch]

BBC's T in The Park 2012 took place this weekend in Balado, Kinross-Shire, and was choke-full of Divas. So instead of posting separately on each of them, I thought I'd just spam you with all of them in one go, and just pray none of you become too overwhelmed with the glut of aural and visual stimulation.

Honesty time, I haven't had a chance to watch these all myself. I had a busy weekend, which included seeing Katy B at Somerset House yesterday (was amazing!). So I thought I'd post them for you guys now, because by the time I manage to watch and evaluate them it would most likely be time for T In The Park 2013.

Let me know if there was anyone in particular you enjoyed in the comments!

Friday 29 June 2012

Jessie J being Sued For Copyright Infringement!

Oh dear, looks like Jessie J is being sued for copyright infringement. The song in question is her second UK number one hit-and no favourite of mine- 2011's Domino.

The song sure did remind me a lot of Katy Perry's Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) when it was released, but as it was produced and written by the same people- notably Dr. Luke- it couldn't really be deemed plagiarism or infringment. More sloppy seconds, if you will.

Monday 9 April 2012

Review and Video: Jessie J ‘Laserlight’

jessie j laserlight video

I am a sucker for a song that makes me feel like I can take on the world single handedly [Mary J Blige knows what I'm talking about-link] and David Guetta has the ability to create that emotion down-to-a-tee with his derivative/reductive music production. So it's no surprise that it's just what Jessie J is serving up on new, David Guetta co-produced, track LaserLight.

Friday 17 February 2012

Watch: Jessie J Reworks Rihanna's "We Found Love" for Radio One's "Live Lounge"

Taking the lyrics of Rihanna's We Found Love back to their emotive roots- those that the original club banger somewhat obscured- Jessie J delivered a delicate, acoustic rendition of the song at her Radio 1 Live Lounge session.

She also treated viewers/listeners to a rendition of her UK number one hit single, Domino. Listen out for the impressive, G5 hitting, vocal-run-laden ending. Impressive- if not slightly excessive!

Monday 7 November 2011

Listen to Jessie J's cover of the Whitney Houston classic, "I Wanna Dance With Somebody"

Ever wonder how British singer Jessie J would handle a Whitney Houston song? Well wonder no more as Jessie gives an accoustic cover of Whitney's 80's classic I Wanna Dance With Somebody for Dermot O'leary Presents The Saturday Sessions 2. Not only does Jessie J give a great rendition of the song live and with an exposed arrangement but she also manages to give the cover a little of her own twist too with the inclusion of her trademark quick fire delivery.