Jessie J Performs On SNL

Published: Sunday 13th Mar 2011 by Sam

Stomp, stomp, she’s arrived! Jessie J‘s US promo blitz kicked off in spectacular fashion tonight; for the Essex-bred star took centre-stage on the iconic Saturday Night Live.

Assisted by rapper B.O.B, the 22 year old served up a rousing rendition of their British chart-topper ‘Price Tag’, as well as ‘Mamma Knows Best’ – both lifted from her debut LP ‘Who You Are’.

Check out all the action after the jump…

Needless to say, Jessie nailed it effortlessly. Great performances.

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  1. Kamazingg March 13, 2011

    Hmmm you see her voice is amazingg … but when I see her perform, its just feel like she’s doing wayy to much but at the same time not enough. Like its a bit too forced. So ive decided, lke Drake id rather just hear her and not see her -_-

  2. WonderLand19 March 13, 2011


    No one can fault that.


    She smashed it, then burnt the roof and she did it again.:)

    I need to watch it AGAIN

  3. FBINX March 13, 2011

    Yess!!! her voice is so sick. I’m looking foward to her becoming her being a huge star because she can sing her behind off!!!

  4. kate March 13, 2011


  5. ophiona March 13, 2011

    agreeing with kamazingg. i wanna like her ….

  6. BREEZYTHEBEST March 13, 2011

    I love Jessie J this girl can sing her ass off.

  7. xxx March 13, 2011

    what the hell is she wearing? looking like a prostitute and singing price tag….great

    her voice is amazing, though….but her material is boring

  8. Britney GaGa March 13, 2011


  9. MissImpartial March 13, 2011

    Before hearing any of her music everyone I heard was saying what a great vocalist she is. Then I listened to her performances and I have to say her voice is not amazing and at best average and her performances are boring.

    But I have to say I liked her song Do it like a dude. Don’t like Price Tag. This song reminds me of a song but can’t put my finger on it.

  10. UGh March 13, 2011

    MOmma Knows Best was an amazing perfrormance!! like wow

    i hate when she says things like pr pr pr pr price tag. that’s doing too much and she doesn’t have to. oh yeah and her voice is not average.

    i’d like to get a better look at her shoes because what in the f***??:-O how did she walk in them, let alone dance? :S

  11. LITTLE-MISS March 13, 2011

    Jessie J, you ain’t no christina aguilera! SIT YOUR ASS DOWN.

    And her voice is very average actually and irratating and the songs are just trash.

  12. RASHYB March 13, 2011

    She just killed it! SERIOUSLY!!!

  13. Scott March 13, 2011

    The only thing I like about Jessie is that she has talent unlike the other wannabe Cher Lloyd but intruth she is nothing special and Leona, Alexandra, Melanie Fiona all do it better.Plus Jessie needs better stage prescence and to learn how to dress.

  14. genes March 13, 2011

    Jessie j is so underated and Who you are is a very solid album…4/5 good job

  15. jafboy March 13, 2011

    AWESOME! Heading to iTunes right now. She’s got it all.

  16. Bri March 13, 2011

    She can sing but these SNL performances were boring as hell. And everything she does seems so contrived. She tries really hard to seem likes she cool or whatever. And that Mama knows best song is horrible. It’s a loudly sung song, but not very soulful to me.

  17. Who’s Cedric? March 13, 2011

    Mama Knows Best >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    This is the song that got me into her, love it!

  18. Shouw March 13, 2011

    Awesome ! I love her
    She is exactly what we need in the music industry right now

  19. Dave March 13, 2011

    SHE SLAYS! & i love her crazy, playful antics! Get it gurl! Who else can sang, & have fun with it too. She’s her own hypeman. WERK!

  20. Jenny March 13, 2011

    She is brilliant, I don’t understand how anyone can hate on a voice that powerful. How many of your favorite artists write ALL of their own music and ALWAYS perform live?!?!?! Can’t say that about 80% of the people out there. If you don’t think she can sing you might need your ears checked! BTW Who the hell cares what she’s wearing?!?! It’s called *performing*, it’s not like she wore that to the mall.

  21. Redskin March 13, 2011

    She went innnnn, anyone saying that was boring obviously has ABSOLUTELY no idea what the f**k they are talkng about. They wud probably prefer Kesha talking and jumping around wouldn’t they, than for someone to pour there heart out and really give it there all. She was very good, Welcome to America Jessie J, i have that strange feeling your gonna be here for a while

  22. JohnVidal March 13, 2011

    Amazing performances!!! People saying this is boring are Britney fans so figure that one out… haha
    I have to say Price Tag is the only one song I skip when I listen to the album. The rest I like a lot. But the best of her are the live performances
    I´ve been saying this for weeks now: Jessie and Adele are giving me life. The 2 best things of 2011 to date. I hope she can have great sales in the USA like Adele and exile all the crap on nowadays music charts

  23. DION-ISH March 13, 2011

    She was enjoyin herself, Good For Her!!

    i Like her, and she can sing….But i wish i could get into her music, because it truly does nothing for me.

  24. Neickha March 13, 2011

    She definitely can sing her b*** off.But sometimes she’a a little forceful like “look I can sing” When I was watching SNL last night I was like girl you can sing you don’t need to force it. But I like her I hope she does well in America. Her swag is so amazing lol.

  25. Trey S March 13, 2011

    serioudly, she got the voice and she writes good. but PLEASE. she’s doign way too much I don’t have any pleasure watching it

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  27. Jess March 13, 2011

    OKAY OKAY, we KNOW she can sing. WE KNOW JESSIE. so that over strain is killing me. and doesnt she talk about video h*** in her price tag song? SO, WHY is she dressed like one here?? ALSO. arent those the leggings cheryl wore in her x factor performnace haha @ the fact i remember but once ya have seen em once ya dont forget it! im gettin contradicting messages from jessie tho, just me? think i prefer to listen to her than watch, it all seems abit over done/ forced 4 me. no doubt she will b big in US tho.

  28. LEGENDTINA4LIFE March 13, 2011

    Her voice isnt that great. Its good, but nothing really special. Im starting tolike her though

  29. LEGENDTINA4LIFE March 13, 2011

    *to like

  30. FBINX March 13, 2011

    Stop trying to come for jessie. If you think her voice isn’t great how can you think Beyonce,Jazmin,Christina etc voices are? Look her up on youtube in the subway f****** it up vocally. Jessie can take on some of our favorite singers and more than likely win. I don’t understand why people hate on new talent. There’s room for everybody SMH

  31. awww… you mad ? March 13, 2011

    her voice isn’t the best its okay i have heard better like Adele an joss stone but shes okay good luck to her

  32. A- March 13, 2011

    she is a beast.

    She is crazy too, yes, but I dont mind watching someone acting crazy when she has the talent.

    The rest of the hit girls can go home.

  33. AuntieJackie March 13, 2011

    Her voice is amazing. She’s up there with Christina & Jazmine Sullivan. I wouldn’t say she’s slaying these girls, but her vocal talent is up there with them. People need not feel so threatened by her. She’s very humble, and anyone calling that voice average in the midst of an industry where over half the girls and guys can barely carry a tune (especially the girls!) is simply pressed. There is room for everyone, like the poster above said. I love talent and a good attitude and this girls has both!

  34. LITTLE-MISS March 13, 2011

    Her voice is NOT soulful like Christina & Jazmine! She’s not in this class of singers…she’s more like a broadway type singer.

  35. Junior in Jamaica March 13, 2011

    I like her and all but her outfits on red carpets and this one in particular does NOT suit her sound or the depth of her music.

  36. Jay215 March 13, 2011

    Yoooooooo…she killed it, wat an amazing performance, can’t wait to see her in concert…

  37. i’m a billy goat….baa March 13, 2011

    Ummmm! I’m simply not feelin this chick! She sounds like the rest of them!

    Where is AMY WINEHOUSE? What have you Brits done to my girl?..LOL :-

  38. Gabs March 13, 2011

    She Bu-bu-bu-bu-bu-bu-bu-bugs me with all that stuttering and the vocal tricks (eyeroll)
    Her outifts don’t match the songs. She is very contrived image-wise. Shes just trying too hard. I mean that one line about video h*** and shes dressed just like one? IDK. She has a great voice but they are packaging her wrong. She cant pull off that look. She doesn’t make it seem effortless like theyre supposed to. Look she was a songwriter for a reason. Do it like a dude would have been a great rihanna song, price tag could have gone to miley again, its like this chick has no identity, theres no flow to what jessie J is.

  39. Lisle March 13, 2011

    Her vocals are average? I don’t know what some of you guys were listening to just Jessie J’s vocals are no where near as low as average.

  40. sophee March 13, 2011

    i love jessie j she has made me so happy lissening to her music and price tag has to be her best so far xx luv ya jessie j im a huge fan

  41. P. Murray March 13, 2011

    I’m truly trying to comprehend the shadiness and negative energy towards what I feel is one of the nicest & most talented female artists to get signed in a very long time. She is giving you everything that a performer with solid vocals is supposed to give in a live performance. She isn’t holding back, her band is rocking out & amping up her energy, her background singers are really SINGING, and the crowd loves her. She most certainly does not sound like “everyone else,” and folks who think like that are clearly entitled to their opinion, but such an opinion is evidently tempered by bias and blatant ignorance. I hope Jessie continues to wow audiences and show that good music is most certainly a welcome part of the palette of artistry in the US market. Congrats to Jessie J!

    PS – much love to Melissa Musique & Tiffany Stevenson on background vocals!!

  42. Sarahc March 13, 2011

    Price tag isnt good for her voice but everything is . She is great but she needs to leave out the allterations to the songs that she allways does in live preformancec

  43. Jack Kibar March 13, 2011

    Jessie J is one hell of artist , she is got the voice , she is got the telnet , she is got all that is needed to be an amazing singer…. let’s give it up for her, the singer of the year ….

  44. Amanda March 13, 2011

    Anyone who believes her voice is merely average needs to find Who You Are–Boombox Series on Youtube. If that’s just average, where are the great voices?? Not many can even stand next to her in today’s washed up b******* called “music”.

  45. AlexandraRoyse March 13, 2011

    Little-Miss, you’re right; she’s not Christina Aguilera. She’s better.

  46. Darren March 13, 2011

    Impressive; that red outfit was cute too.

  47. Cat March 13, 2011

    Hahaha, nicely said Amanda – and I also suggest all you “tone deaf” idiots that don’t like this great new talent to check out what JJ is like acoustic. Here is a link:

  48. kerry March 13, 2011

    woo Jessie (: — shes soo good (: – – not her best because jessie doesnt need 3 backing singer and a full bang – when jessie is at her best is when her songs are stripped back and she just sings (: — but, man i love this girl !!

  49. Brittany D March 13, 2011

    I agree with parts of most of these posts. I think Jessie is an amazing vocalist, who is also trying too hard. Her voice is stunning and her song writing is on point, but only on the more introspective,stripped down songs. Price Tag is catchy,but not good enough for her. DILAD does not in any way do her justice unless it’s live and acoustic. Her vocal acrobatics used to make me smile,but I’m getting a little tired of the stuttering antics and goofy voice. She should just “sing”. And by sing I mean, beautiful ballads and acoustic sets. Leave the antics at home Jessie, you’re better than that.



  51. Caelyn March 13, 2011

    I’ve been following her on youtube for a couple years and was so excited for her to be on SNL. She rocked it, she is an amazing artist. Can’t wait to see more from her.

  52. vegasgirl March 13, 2011

    Jessie J is fantastic, her vocal ability is fantastic. The CONTROL she has to have to do the things she is doing takes time and skill. She gives me chills when she sings!

    Of course there are other great singers out there and she is one of them..period. This chick can blow. I’m surprised at the negativity of some commenters, to try to deny the girls talent is laughable at best.

  53. vegasgirl March 13, 2011

    Oh yeah and her “imaging”, she has been doing that basic look for a while, probably since around 2008 ( according to some You Tube footage). I like how she looks even though I agree it doesn’t necessarily go with her music but then again who defines what is “appropriate” or inappropriate? I won’t.

  54. LEGENDTINA4LIFE March 13, 2011

    You people are so used to below average singing, you forgot what real singing is. Most of todays talent is below average in vocal ability. Average in this day and age is rare and pretty damn good. Im not being negative or throwing shade. She can sing good, which is average compared to real singers, but definitely better than todays singers. Christina Aguilera and Jazemin Sullivan are above average. They can sing with soul. Compare her to real vocalist, and shes average.

  55. dwotruth March 14, 2011

    Totally awesome; what a great combo!

  56. Ashley March 14, 2011

    I am so glad this girl is finally getting recognized for her talent! She is PHENOMENAL!!! She has true vocal talent and I think she brings so much energy to that stage. I’ve seen this girl since she was just putting little videos on youtube. She’s always been so original. Except I’m not a fan of her outfit in the second video. I feel like she’s trying to be someone else, or make a statement when she doesn’t have to.

  57. George March 14, 2011

    Anyone saying she’s average needs to check this out. I can’t stop listening to it from 3 minutes in. SICKNESS!

  58. George March 14, 2011

    Ok it didnt post the link.

  59. Britney March 14, 2011

    I LOVE her… but I agree… she sounds amazing but to see her perform, she is doing WAY too much!!!! All the extra ad libs can be reduced to a few here and there. All of it is really not required! So I’m just not going to watch her perform… sucks cause I won’t be going to any of her concerts. I just can’t take the extra stuff while singing, from anyone who does sing. 🙁

  60. meme March 14, 2011

    shes 22. i liked her.
    her motive for performance. i liked it very much

  61. Amy Jenn March 14, 2011

    Well…i know everyone has its own opinion…BUT, who is a singer here ?? Critics are easy to make…WTF about her dressing ? i think that some of the biggest vocals artists nowadays have once been awfully dressed…even beyoncé, christina or others…Fashion isn’t the same in Europe !! She’s just herself, like it or not !! And stop trying to compare everyone…They’re all unique !!
    For my part, i found her great !! she’s giving a fresh air to the music industry… and Xcuse me, i’m a huge fan of Xtina, but she’s often doing too much also !!

  62. rob March 14, 2011

    jessie j went the f*** in , she came to snl to make her mark n show dat she can hold her in america VOCALLY, her tone may not be naturally soulful , but her range and control is crazy,her voice soars above many a h** out right now.

  63. Royalkev March 14, 2011

    I wasn’t so impressed with this. I don’t know, I think she tries a little to hard. Some of her singing just seems like it’s way too hyper to fully enjoy. I like her aggression and I dig some of her music(Like a dude), but I think she needs to tone it down sometimes.

    *New post*…Still a place for EVERYTHING! )

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  65. REAL March 14, 2011

    @LITTLE-MISS ARE YOU RETARDED? Christina, could never, and never will. Dumbass.

  66. Ina March 14, 2011

    Tough crowd some of you are!! Don’t judge her on these two performances alone, though they were great. Utube her and then decide. Sounds like some of you had already judged her before she came to the US!! We’ll see how 2011 pans out for JESSIE J!!! Bet we will be seeing more of this songbird.

    Rock it Jessie, you are who you are!!! <3

  67. Larry March 14, 2011

    Guys – have you seen Jessie perform acoustic songs? If your in any doubt of her talent please go to YouTube and check out “nobody’s perfect” acoustic ! I guarantee you’ll be blown away!!

  68. KD March 14, 2011

    Love her voice, like her album, hate her look.

  69. Jbvanilla March 14, 2011

    Okay if you think she needs to learn how to dress ur either blind, or wear baby phat……that girl has UMazing style those Proenza Schouler pants in Price tag, and the Balenciaga wedges are PRICELESS…Im in fashion school and would kill for style like that…. not to mention her voice and presence is phenomenal…..she is hands down my number 3 right after Xtina and Krow…luv her….

  70. xxx March 14, 2011

    it’s just weird she’s singing bout people dressing like s**** for money…and in the same moment she does some p**** poppin’ while being dressed worse than your average s***

  71. StayFreshYaki March 14, 2011

    I love Jesse J. If people sing like Rihanna than you say people can’t sing, but if they sound like Jesse J than they over sing. No body knows food talent anymore.

  72. Keesha March 14, 2011

    She can definitely sing her behind off. Don’t like her outfits though. Jessie J doesn’t need crazy looking outfits to draw attention to her because she actually has talent. And I agree with @StayFreshYaki.

  73. Ariana March 14, 2011

    This girl can sing and so effortlessly unlike others who have been in the game for years but still are going off pitch when singing.

    Well done Jessie!

  74. stacey mertz March 14, 2011

    I think this performance was very entertaining though it did seem like she wasnt shining to her full ability cause she is more of a freestyle singer and that is hard to do with such a big band having to follow your lead vice versa. She shines the most with her live acoustic performances. I really love her. Cant wait for “Who You Are” to release in the USA.

  75. Backlash March 14, 2011

    I dont know what some of these people were watching but she is insanely talented and an amazing vocalist. Lets see some of your favorites sing “mamma knows best” with such prowess and vocal ability live. LIVE PEOPLE!!! Ignorant Americans who are so jealous. Sit on your couches and get fat and nasty. You dont deserve Jessie. Ungrateful b******!! Christina is a washed up dud and Britney is white trash with an annoyingly average voice.

  76. stacey mertz March 14, 2011

    Little miss I really hope you read this you arrogant little pea brain. You are you exactly who P.Murray is reffering to. “She most certainly does not sound like “everyone else,” and folks who think like that are clearly entitled to their opinion, but such an opinion is evidently tempered by bias and blatant ignorance.” You need to sit the fu*k down. She is very tallented and you wish you had 1/10 as much personality, soul, tallent, swagger, and flare as Jessie J. Who the fck are you. Oh thats right nobody. So humble yourself for 1 second and prepare to be proved wrong by her inevitable success.

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  78. gemini March 14, 2011

    why is every one saying her vocals are average lets be honest here average vocals are people like jenifer lopez, cassie, ashlee simpson to name a few but for an artist like her to perform the way she did, its as if shes been doing it for years. vocally jessie j was flawless, just remember this was live vocals not mimed but live! her voice is not average if you think that your lying to yourself , that’s just the jealousy and hate coming through lol

  79. remmy March 15, 2011

    well f***…dis b**** is the bomb…she is mos def what the game needs right now…she’s a mix of Rihanna fashion style….Xtina/Fergie toned voice…LaurenHill perforance swag…ect ect. needless to say I like this girl so far…

  80. remmy March 15, 2011

    Lauren like in the way that she seems to freestyle her lyrics…very soulful like…sometimes like she rappin…anyway love her…

  81. Livvy March 16, 2011

    Jessie , u are a amzazing singer , with some incredible top hits. i bring passion with your singing and inspire many poeple. you are wackey and different and thats why poeple like you ! stick to it !! x

  82. BadBrian March 26, 2011

    OK i’m sorry but Kamazingg is just not awake!
    Those are some of the best live performances I’ve EVER seen. EVER. She looked incredible, moved wonderfully and sounded even better.
    Jesse J is TOP notch…i can’t even get over it! I’ve honestly watched these performances 6 + times now….
    Talent?….She has TONS (metric of course) of it.
    I’m in.

  83. Jesse April 13, 2011

    I don’t understand how people can say that she is an average singer, her vocals are amazing and her performances are highly entertaining, I should know I’ve seen her live on her sold out tour.
    She writes her own music and you can relate to it, it’s powerful, there is so much generic pop crap out there and people are slating this? Unbelievable.

    Her outfit doesn’t even show that much I mean have you seen some of the stuff other artists get away with and her songs are x rated either, she doesn’t try to sell s** like others do and she can wear what she wants as long as she still performs like she does.
    She doesn’t even strain herself, you can tell she can do a lot with little effort and so what if she shows off a little? She has the right to do so! And those of you who are saying she’s doing too much? Would you rather her stand there and sing some dull song with theatrics? Erm, no. Singing and performing is her life I mean she’s been studying in Brit School for how ever long, she’s having fun and so she should!

    Yes I get that not everyone will like her but no one absolutely NO ONE can deny that she doesn’t have bucket loads of talent!

  84. brad taylor April 17, 2011

    she looked hot and high fashion and she sounded like a goddess. WOWOWOWOWOOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW! I LOVE YOU JESSIE J

  85. Jeremy April 20, 2011

    she’s really good. great voice. i don’t listen to a lot of modern pop music like this but i just might be making an exception with her. and i have to give it up to her back up band. the bass player and drummer are super tight even doing some crazy syncopation. i’m totally blown away.

  86. Lee May 14, 2011

    Jessie J is simply amazing! Her looks, vocal, presentation are perfect . She also has a humbleness about her that you don’t see in many artists today. Hope she doesn’t change a thing!

  87. dbondick May 15, 2011

    Jessie J has been in the music industry for almost five years and at the age of 23 she has decided that, ” I can do this.” US, Europe, World – whatever type tour and just pack every sell out crowd MO MATTER WHERE SHE GOES. Jessie Is a musical genius and has been since a very early age and I think that SNL will be remembered as one of the smallest venues you’ll see she has ever played – but she reached millions of fans who might not have had the chance to see her or will ever be able to afford a ticket from this point forward. If it offends your senses to watch her as she sings flawlessly, turn your head and “just listen” because that’s what this woman is all about – listening. She has listened to the pulse of the industry for half a decade and I’m glad she decided to step out and make it happen with her relevant lyrics, tight groovin’ band and Jessie’s not too hard to look at, if you know what I mean.

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  89. bheardx May 31, 2011

    That “Legend” b**** is a legend in her own mind, you wish you had half her talent. You are nobody, and she is a star. Deal with it

  90. CeLaire August 20, 2011

    i love her voice and songs, but this performance was too much… she needs to tone it down when she’s making first impressions..overall, not the best ive seen.. watch this video of her singing “Mamma Knows Best” in NYC:

  91. kais August 26, 2011

    i looooooooooooooooooooooooooove her wish i can see her one day great voice xxxxxxxx

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