In the fifth episode of “Dare Jessie J”, the British pop singer headed to New York City for some sightseeing. The day started with a visit to “Libby” – better known as the Statue of Liberty, photo shoots and a spontaneous song in Times Square, which was a dare that came in from Tinie Temmpah.
“Oh that’s gonna be embarrassing. There’s like 5 million people sitting on them steps all the time,” Jessie fretted when first viewing Tinie’s dare while on a boat near Libby. “That’s from the ‘New York’ video as well, Alicia Keys and Jay-Z. Alright. I’m gonna lose all my dignity on this trip but it’s well worth it.”
After completing the dare, Jessie headed off to a digital conference performance soundcheck. “After the soundcheck, I had to head back to the hotel to have a little quick change and fix myself up a bit and then head back to the conference, where the atmosphere is really different from my usual gig,” Jessie explained. “But you know what, I love gigs that make me uncomfortable, so let’s see how it goes.”
En route to the gig, Jessie was seen rehearsing on a smartphone and confessed, “I’m doing this because I’ve haven’t ever sung with this backing track. I received it about four days ago and haven’t had a chance to rehearse, so this is how last minute Jessie J can get. I’m always nervous because if you don’t have nerves, you’re too cocky. I think nerves are a specific thing that every artist should have. If you’re on stage and not nervous it wouldn’t feel right.”
Watch it via MySpace below.