It's fair to say that while Jessie J is nowhere near a global star, she's pretty well-known in many parts of the world.
The 'Price Tag' singer has been around for 7 or 8 years at this point, so you'd think that she would be glad to have bypassed the whole 'reality show' and 'TV talent show' as a contestant to achieve her level of fame - after all, she's even been a judge on The Voice UK and The Voice Australia.
However, it appears that the London singer has been taking part as a contestant in the Chinese TV talent show 'Singer' - and what's more (perhaps unsurprisingly, given her experience in the industry), she's doing pretty well. She's already performed her own song 'Domino' as well as being praised for her cover of Whitney Houston's 'I Have Nothing' and is the first English competitor to take part.
*As tears fall down my face*
You are the reason I started to sing. When I first heard I Will Always Love You I was 4 years old, my life changed forever.
You are everything.
The best to ever do it.
More than anything, I hope I did you proudðŸŒ¹ pic.twitter.com/loquwBhPxr
— Jessie J (@JessieJ) January 20, 2018
She told The Strait Times: "There's nothing I can't do. That's how I feel in my heart…I'm turning 30 this year and I just think, why not? It's an experience I'll never forget and may never get again and I'm gonna sing like I've never sung before."
The competition runs until April 13th, so we'll see if she gets that far. Considering she's been ranked in first place for the first two episodes, something tells us she might just make it... as well as finding a canny way to break into the lucrative territory. We'd simply love to know what her fellow competitors think of that.
See the reaction below:
I am so confused why Jessie J is a contestant on a Chinese talent show now https://t.co/by7r1kiGum
— Michael Baggs (@MichaelBaggs) January 20, 2018
Wait, I’m confused... Is @JessieJ now a contestant on a singing show?
I thought the whole world already know who she was?!?!
— JK (@JK_ON) January 23, 2018
Christina Aguilera - hundreds of aspiring singers are singing her songs on singing competitions around the globe.
Jessie J - is a contestant on a Chinese talent show. pic.twitter.com/sZaWPb8hIb
— Jane James (@BabyJaneJames) January 22, 2018
So, that video of Jessie J singing Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” is from a Chinese singing competition show?
And she wasn’t a celebrity guest, she’s actually COMPETING?! pic.twitter.com/LjDTo0BWqM
— á´…á´?ÊŸÊŸá´€Ê€ (@callmedollar) January 23, 2018
Why is @JessieJ a contestant on a Chinese talent show?
— Cian Gleeson (@YESLADCIAN) January 23, 2018
Y’all.... why is Jessie J on a Chinese version of American Idol as a CONTESTANT ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ðŸ˜
— ðŸ™‚ (@ComeAfterMeRat) January 23, 2018