Guests appeared in their thousands to greet Ms. Jessy J when she appeared on the Main Stage at T in the Park this year.
She emerged from behind a black and gold throne at around 3pm on the Saturday of the weekend long event. For her performance she brought along her entire band, including two gospel backing singers to help her deliver hit after hit to an eagerly anticipating audience. In true diva fashion Jessie wore a long, black netted t-shirt dress that bore the words ‘T in the Park’ in white font across her chest – an outfit which was, unsurprisingly whipped off three songs in to reveal a teeny-tiny high-waisted bikini combination. For the rest of her performance, she proceeded to parade across every inch of the colossal stage showcasing her long, slender frame proudly (and rightfully so) to a split audience: one half ogling at her fantastic bare legs, the other gently weeping into their fried burger buns.
Performing hits such as Do It Like a Dude, Nobody’s Perfect, Bang Bang and even the song which made her famous with B.o.B Price Tag she captivated the audience during her short set with intricate vocal improvisations and abrupt dance routines. She possesses a range like no other person I’ve heard live and sounds as good – if not better – as she does on her studio recorded albums. Picking up a baseball cap thrown at her and squeezing it over her head she joked: “what if it doesn’t fit over my weave?”
It’s quite refreshing to watch Jessie J parade on stage in front of a large audience. It’s so fluid and natural, it’s difficult to believe she started out in her bedroom in front of a You Tube camera. Her plum coloured smile, wide and friendly, touched each ear and did not falter throughout: she seemed genuinely excited about returning to T in the Park this year.