Jessie J Breaks Out Into Song In Times Square
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.”
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