We’re pre­dict­ing big things for Jessie J in 2011 – but who else should you look out for?

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Front Page -

THE LOW-DOWN Re­al­is­ing the sur­name Cor­nish doesn’t ooze soul, this Es­sex girl ditched it for a J. And what a voice: the kind of bel­lows-lunged multi-oc­tave range bit­terly cov­eted by X Fac­tor hope­fuls. While the sin­gle Do it Like a Dude has a de rigueur sprin­kling of Auto-Tune, she doesn’t need em­bel­lish­ment. If proof of her vo­cal abil­i­ties were needed, check out the YouTube clips of her belt­ing out num­bers in bath­rooms and her bed­room. She’s a well-re­spected song­writer, hav­ing penned Do it Like a Dude for Ri­hanna be­fore de­cid­ing to keep it, and hav­ing writ­ten for Justin Tim­ber­lake, Mi­ley Cyrus and Christina Aguil­era. Her sound is a hy­brid of soul, funk, grime and lung-bust­ing bal­lads. She re­cently won the Brit Crit­ics’ Choice prize as the most likely new­comer to break through in 2011, and her de­but al­bum is out in March.

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