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What's Jessie J up to these days? Well, she just won a Chinese X-Factor style singing show

She was the first international star ever invited to compete in the show.

IT’S BEEN A while since we heard from Jessie J but the British singer has been keeping herself busy.

Source: Jessie J/Instagram

She was invited to take part in a Chinese show called ‘Singer 2018′ which is one of China’s most popular singing competitions and is similar to the X Factor.

The show pits the most talented professional performers from across Asia against each other. Jessie J became the first non Chinese performer to ever win the show over the weekend.

According to her Instagram Jessie was the first ever international star asked to compete in the show and she really defied expectations. She never came lower than 3rd in any of the rounds and took home 47.9% of the final vote.

Last year I was asked to compete in a singing competition in China. Performing alongside the biggest established singers / artists across Asia. I was the first international artist to ever be asked / compete. An honour alone. I know a lot of people were shocked when they found out. Like why would I compete in a singing competition... I’m probably the least competitive person I know. I said yes because I LOVE to do the unexpected and I LOVE to represent the UK and singing everywhere I go. I LOVE to sing. But also it was an opportunity to bridge a gap between two cultures. For them to see a western performer and hear music some had never heard before and visa versa. For the performances to be seen by millions outside of China and visa versa. And those people to discover the show was the best part. The respect being shown for both cultures and the love was ❤️ Seeing the boundaries break down and the rules be shifted made this whole experience incredible. China is an amazing place and so different to anywhere I have ever been. I have never been made to feel more welcomed and loved as I have done here. My team and I have been in China for 3.5 months. It’s been an amazing learning experience for all of us! We worked hard! THANK YOU! I love you all! 💫 I won the show last night. But what we all won was the beginning of something really magical. I am so happy I got to play a part. Here is to me being the first but not the last international artist to be on SINGER. And for the boundaries to continue to be broken. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU! I still cant believe I came 1st! 🏆 Last night a billion people watched the show | MAD ✨😭🙏🏻🌹❤️

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She performed a few of her own songs throughout the show like ‘Domino’ and ‘Bang Bang’ and also paid tribute to Whitney Houston by singing ‘I Will Always Love You’ in the final which she said ‘make me want to be a singer when I was 4 years old’.

Source: 歌手官方音乐频道 SINGER/YouTube

It won’t do her popularity any harm given that she now has over half a million followers on Weibo, the most popular social media network in China.

Here is to me being the first but not the last international artist to be on SINGER. And for the boundaries to continue to be broken. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU! I still cant believe I came 1st! Last night a billion people watched the show… MAD”.

It sure beats advertising Tuc anyway.

Source: Jessie J Russia/YouTube

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