Lawson, who in their own right are reeling in the success of the music charts, began the evening by revving up the audience for a night to remember. Music instruments in hand and screaming fan girls in the audience, they performed favourites such as ‘Standing In the Dark’, ‘Learn To Love Again‘, and ‘When She Was Mine’. They ended the set with their current single ‘Juliet’. Are they the new McFly? Hell no!
There is so much hype surrounding Jessie J right now, and having sat in the Capital FM arena last night, I could see why. Not only does she have one hell of a powerful voice, she spoke to the fans on a personal level throughout the entire show. She inspires the people she speaks to, and at the same doesn’t make you think that she is any better, nor does she want you to think that. Touching on the subject of suicide, she said: “I have a heart problem. People said that I would never make it as a musician, that I wasn’t good-looking enough. Live your life, go out there and do what you want to do!”
From the minute she came through the doors on to the stage, until the minute she left – Jessie J had a huge presence in the room. Her short blonde locks, the skin-tight clothing, the sport trainers and those legs – Jessie J was more, and then some more, of what I expected. Her voice boomed and echoed around the four walls during tracks such as ‘Do It Like A Dude’ (what a performance), ‘Laser Light’, ‘Price Tag’ (which she noted as being her dad’s favourite who was sat in the audience) and ‘It’s My Party’, amongst many others.
“I have a heart problem. People said that I would never make it as a musician, that I wasn’t good-looking enough. Live your life, go out there and do what you want to do!”
As the night was getting towards the end, I realised her encore would be soon. But then just as I thought this, she told the audience that she should be heading off stage for her encore, and that we should all be chanting her name, but instead she just wants to skip it. Of course, everybody cheered!
No matter what you think of Jessie J, you have to give this lady credit where it’s due. She’s talented, and she’s known for her talent. KEEP IT UP!