She’s got the songs, the legs, the attitude and The Voice to back it all up.
So the launch of the English leg of Jessie J’s Alive tour felt like we were thrust into, well, a bit of everything really.
Her stunning range altered from jump-up and rave anthems made for grimy nightclubs to soft ballads worthy of the finest concert halls.
Claw back the edgy persona and her one-off stage presence, you find nothing but raw talent.
She is a far cry from the manufactured and one-dimensional ‘acts’ that are churned out of the X-Factory and, it has to be said, The Voice.
Her offbeat wardrobe was eye-catching but what truly makes her stand out from a sea of pop mediocrity is the fact she can actually sing. Cheryl Cole take note.
Fans last night had to wait to see their idol – she cancelled her March gig to spend more time on her latest album, Alive.
She opened with the delicate Big White Room – written when she was just 17 – in a beaded white body suit looking every inch the modern star.
Then she soon shifted up a gear with a fierce rendition of Thunder which upped the pulse rate of the packed arena.
There was a powerful performance of the hit-single Domino, followed by Daydreamin’ and Laserlight.
Despite her unmistakable ‘Landan’ accent (you’re supposed to pronounce the letter ‘t’ Jess!), she spoke with sincerity, thanking her fans and telling them to never give up on their dreams.
In the final third of the show, and after four – yes, four – costume changes, she reeled off fan favourites such as Price Tag, Nobody’s Perfect and Alive.
There was fire, smoke, glitter and streamers, concluding in a deafening roar.
She loves what she does. That was evident from her wry smiles and wide grins.
And unlike most acts, you feel that for Jessie, it’s not all about the money.
By Rob Golledge