FOX’s production of Grease Live! is only a week away, and now we have a first taste of what to expect, thanks to a performance by Jessie J.
The pop star has the honor of opening the show, singing “Grease is the Word.”
Jessie J spoke to Billboard about the big number:
“There’s no pressure like being the first one on stage. I love that rush of the nerves I’m going to get, I just feel very honored and very lucky that I’ve been asked to experience something like this. It’s a massive moment for me and I’m very happy that I’m getting to share it with such amazing people. I’m keeping it as close to the melody as possible because the fans that love Grease that are going to see the show, I don’t want to make it too different. But I’ve definitely kind of thrown in what I kind of like to do, which is a lot of this and a lot of this. Just put a little bit of me in it.”
Although the real performance will of course be live, we are able to listen to Jessie perform the track in studio in the video below.
Grease Live! airs January 31 on FOX.