Jessie J has been shimmying in and out of the spotlight for a number of years, and I was pleasantly surprised when I saw that a childhood icon was making a comeback at the Isle of Wight Festival.
Her entrance was classy as she came out to a beautiful rendition of her first ever hit, Do It Like A Dude accompanied by a full band and two incredible backing singers. The rendition of the song was mature and full of soulful vocals and guitar solos, the perfect way to get her crowd pumped up and ready for the rest of her set.
Her silky vocals have always been – and still are – incredible, making you realise how much you had taken her talent for granted all those years ago.
She owned the stage from the first minute and it was apparent that she felt comfortable and strong up there.
She played some classics as well as a few new tracks from her new album, R.O.S.E., one of which, Play, you couldn’t help but dance to.
The out-and-out crowd favourite of the set was her huge hit, Domino, which the whole crowd sung with her word for word.
Her endearing personality shone throughout and between songs she would constantly make the crowd laugh or smile, not least when she decided to sing Happy Birthday to one lucky audience member up the front.
Overall Jessie J provided a vibrant and beautiful performance that was a highlight of the festival for me.
Words by Beth Ward