Twitter Is In A Heated Debate Over Jessie J's Cover Of Beyonce's 'Listen'
By Hayden Brooks
November 11, 2019
As usual, Twitter is doing the most in a heated debate about Jessie J's impromptu cover of Beyoncé's "Listen" and it seems to have fans on the social media network divided. During a recent Instagram Live session, the British vocalist decided to try her hand at the Dreamgirls track, a song she admitted that she has never attempted to sing, and while she didn't exactly nail all the notes, it prompted a discussion about Jessie's vocal talents. After her rendition of the ballad, she moved onto ("Halo"), but that only seemed to intensify the conversation. Scroll on below to see what folks had to say about the British singer's renditions of Bey ballads.
The interesting thing is that to my knowledge Jessie J is a soprano while Beyoncé is a Mezzo Soprano. Keeping that in mind that fact that Beyoncé is able to execute such a difficult and high song with a lower voice type is amazing and she’s giving sopranos a run for the money lol— JonJE (@Nahtannoj100) November 9, 2019
It's amusing that the same singers ya'll use to prop up over Beyonce are the same ones struggling to do covers of her songs (i.e. KeKe Wyatt, Jessie J, etc.)— House Wives (@HW_Fan15) November 6, 2019
lol I love Beyoncé, but this is a reach. 😂 She literally said she didn’t know the song. I’m sure after a few times she would have executed it perfectly. Lol— King Of Finesse ✨ (@mrinovative) November 8, 2019
Hahahahaha I love this video! Taking on a Beyoncé song that you know but have never sang is a MONSTER! There should be absolutely NO one questioning Jessie’s J’s vocal ability though. Seek help.— Minnie Riperton stan account (@Ayo_Charles) November 8, 2019
Well,Popularity isn't a stamp on abilities.Jessie J's voice range is very explosive.Can Jessie sing Beyonce's song well?yes.Does Beyonce have Jessie's vocal reach? Nt rily,I tink what defines deir fame levels isn't Beyonce's superior vocal ability. Bey is a superior performa https://t.co/NhE3w4gKNN— Tobillionaire(Agba awo) (@oladosutobiloba) November 9, 2019
The Beyhive want every chance they get to glorify how Beyoncé is supposedly more talented than any other artist.— James Tiu (@CaptAirbender) November 11, 2019
Jessie literally said she has not sung this song ever. That means she's not prepared for the dynamism of the song.
Mind you, Jessie J can sing high, and I mean HIGH. https://t.co/aJyfBkoRBa
Beyonce is talented as hell but y’all pushing it with this Jessie J clip. Stop it. She’s sight reading a song she doesn’t know that’s not in a key favorable to her LOL and still sounds good and y’all really trying to play in my face like “ShE cOUldnT HAndLe IT” no— OhMyGodGoodBrownBeautiesFromTheHood (@TranscendentMe) November 10, 2019
Jessie J can sing circles around Beyoncé. The reason why Jessie is having a hard time singing the song is because it is not in a key that’s familiar with her voice. If the key was was lowered a few half steps, then Jessie would murder Beyoncé https://t.co/MJHfb3enrn— CHRIS-Li (@chrisleecrawl) November 10, 2019
😂😂😂 you think Beyonce's first take was flawless?!?!?! Jessie J sounds fine. Both women are amazingly talented, and there's no need to make this apples to oranges comparisy.— Jessica Rae (@PsMamaJ) November 9, 2019
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