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Seven Kings’ star Jessie J wins Chinese talent show


Seven Kings’ popstar Jessie J has won a Chinese singing competition.

The star, known for her songs including “Do it Like a Due” and “Price Tag”, performed in front of a billion people on the show Singer.

She covered Whitney Houston’s “I will always Love you” in the final after coming through various rounds on the programme.

Posting on Instagram Jessie, who grew up in Romford, said: “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. For them to see a western performer and hear music some had never heard before and visa versa. For the performances to be seen by millions outside of China and visa versa. And those people to discover the show was the best part. The respect being shown for both cultures and the love was
Seeing the boundaries break down and the rules be shifted made this whole experience incredible.

“China is an amazing place and so different to anywhere I have ever been. I have never been made to feel more welcomed and loved as I have done here.
My team and I have been in China for 3.5 months. It’s been an amazing learning experience for all of us! We worked hard! THANK YOU! I love you all!
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! I still cant believe I came 1st! Last night a billion people watched the show | MAD”

(PHOTO: Jessie J, Instagram)

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