Concert review: Jessie J hits all the right notes

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Passionate Jessie J sings her heart out Photo: Diane Raimona
Passionate Jessie J sings her heart out. Photo: Diane Raimona

Pop singer Jessica Cornish, better known by her stage name Jessie J, performed a free iHeartRadio concert at Vector Arena last night – and she hit all the right notes.

Her stage presence was magical, her attitude exceptional, and her voice was pure perfection.

Crowds of people flooded into the Arena when the doors opened at 7 pm, and security, detecting the level of excitement in the air, warned people not to rush in – which I found to be a struggle as I tried to keep my excitement contained.

Support act Jupiter Project were first up for the night, they hyped up the crowd and prepared us for the main event. They mixed old and new tracks to a pulsating beat. Popular song Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars really sent the crowd into a whirlwind of excitement.

Jessie J stared off the night with a couple of her more recent songs, Ain’t Been Done, Sexy Lady and Domino. She definitely owned the stage and multiple times asked the lighting crew to place the spotlight over her band members instead of herself as she introduced them one by one.

She then said: “I don’t normally do this-this early in the show, but can we please turn the house lights on, I want to see your faces.”

The chart-topper then apologised for having to cancel her previously booked show four years ago, and said “it was something I could not control, [although] I want you all to know that I am so very sorry.”

Jessie J continued with her strong and vibrant vocal talent, pausing briefly throughout the night to pick out lucky fans in the crowd. She asked their names and sang songs about them.

After her song Sweet Talker, one lucky girl called Hannah was spotted by Jessie J crying in the front row. “Don’t cry like that it makes me feel weird,” she said. “It’s so weird when people cry and stuff, I’m not used to it, I don’t think I ever want to get used to it.”

The vocalist then went on to offer the girl a tissue, which she didn’t have, so she walked back and grabbed her towel and handed it to the tearful fan.

This amazing pop star is continuing her tour through to Australia, the US and then Europe. Click here if you would like more information about tickets and venues. You might be lucky enough to have a song sung about you.

All in all the UK singer-songwriter put on a fantastic show and I can’t wait for her to come back to New Zealand.

Rating: 4.5 stars.

Gallery: Check out some images from the show below

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