Wednesday, April 25, 2012

“A Real Treat after Results”

Nur Wahidah, Year 2, Diploma in Mass Media Management


20th March 2012 – This was certainly a night to remember for all the Jessie J fans. We (at NYP) received our results early in the morning, but even if they were not up to our expectations, I’m sure this concert cheered NYP fans up real good!

Jessie J is the artist behind big hits like “Do it like a dude”, “Price Tag”, “Nobody’s Perfect” and “Domino”.  Before the beginning of the concert, Jessie J tweeted that she was going to make her show in Singapore “a magical one”. This 23-year-old artist did not only live up to her words, but also made an impact on her fans that night.    
Jessie J’s Opening Act – Blush

Not only teenagers turned up at the Singapore Indoor Stadium for her concert. There were also adults in their 30s to 40s, and families seated at the front row! This shows that Jessie J truly has a wide range of fans.

So, as you all know, when a concert is supposed to start at 8pm for example, it usually does not start on time. Usually the artist shows up around 1 ½ or even 2 hours later. However, out of all the concerts I’ve been to, I think that Jessie J is one artist who doesn’t keep her audience waiting for long. She showed up around 9pm and opened with her song “Who’s Laughing Now”.

Jessie J making her appearance with first performance “Who’s laughing now”

Throughout her concert, Jessie J never failed to inspire her fans with advice such as “it is important to always be who you are” and “there is nothing more beautiful than life, do not try to take it away anytime you feel pressured”.

After getting a little emotional in her song “Who you are”, she explained that she misses her family back home in London.

There are two words that I would use to describe Jessie J – humorous and humble. Why? Because Jessie J was constantly making the crowd laugh. There was a moment during the concert where she said, “some people, they wear sunglasses in dark places and immediately think they’re a superstar.”

Halfway through, Jessie J rocks out in her bodysuit

She started to walk differently with a swag, saying “all is dark but I is cool” and the whole crowd just started laughing.

The highlight of her concert, for me, was when she invited two of her fans to sing her hit single “Price Tag” with her. This happened because she saw the two girls, Kiara and Nora, holding up a poster saying, “Will you let us sing with you Jessie?”

Jessie J inviting her crew members and bandmates to the stage to end the concert together

She also asked each of her band members to sing a verse from her new single, “Laserlight”. Hannah, her keyboardist, was reluctant at first but Jessie J encouraged her by saying, “Come on, we all have to face our fears once in a while. You can do it. Just sing.”

And the crowd even cheered for her! The audience could see how much Jessie J loves her band members by the way she introduced them and made them showcase their talents.

Jessie J is indeed a versatile entertainer and I know for sure that major fans like myself definitely enjoyed the concert very much!

Wahidah is a second year student doing her Diploma in Mass Media Management. She is passionate about writing, travel, food and good music. Her idea of a good time is spending an afternoon with a few friends over a cup of hot chocolate, or watching classic films featuring stars like Audrey Hepburn, Dick Van Dyke, Julie Andrews and so on. Her dream is to travel and have a food adventure around the world.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, i really appreciate that you shared your experience during the concert. its really nice of you to took the time to write this blog. thank you.

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