English singer-songwriter Jessie J may have all the fame that she needed, but that didn’t stop her from going back to the basic by joining – and ultimately winning – a talent competition in China!
Yep, you heard that right, the former judge of “The Voice UK”, has competed and won in Hunan Television’s popular singing contest, “Singer 2018”, one of China’s most famous singing competition that is said to be the equivalent of “X Factor”.
The Chinese show pits the most talented and established artistes from across Asia against each other, and Jessie J became the first international contestant to win the show.
According to reports, the finals of the singing competition has around one billion viewers, so this means that Jessie J has gotten herself a whole lot of new fans in China as well as other parts of Asian region.
Jessie took to Instagram to express her gratitude and appreciation, she shared; “Last year, I was asked to compete in a singing competition in China. Performing alongside the biggest established singers / artists across Asia. I was the first international artist to ever be asked / compete.”
“An honour alone. I know a lot of people were shocked when they found out. Like why would I compete in a singing competition… I’m probably the least competitive person I know. I said yes because I LOVE to do the unexpected and I LOVE to represent the UK and singing everywhere I go. I LOVE to sing. But also it was an opportunity to bridge a gap between two cultures,” she said.
She then continued; “I won the show last night. But what we all won was the beginning of something really magical. I am so happy I got to play a part. Here is to me being the first but not the last international artist to be on SINGER. And for the boundaries to continue to be broken. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU!”
During the finale, the 30-year-old singer performed some of her famous hits like “Bang Bang” and “Domino”, as well as cover of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You”.