Monday 23 October 2017

2fm lose out to Today FM in the battle of Jessie J

Jessie poses with Ray D'Arcy after appearing on his radio show yesterday
Jessie poses with Ray D'Arcy after appearing on his radio show yesterday
The singer posted this message on her Twitter account apologising to fans for missing the 2fm appearance
Jessie J had made an appearance at Today FM earlier in the day
The Rick O'Shea Show posted this photo on their Facebook page of the last minute preparations being put in for her special appearance
Jessie J poses with a fan outside Today FM
Jessie J poses with a fan outside Today FM
Some of the fans waiting for her to arrive
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

The singer appeared on the Ray D'Arcy show, but cancelled an appearance at 2FM.

Jessie J disappointed 2fm yesterday when she cancelled an appearance on The Rick O'Shea Show to "rest her voice", despite the fact that she appeared on Today FM earlier in the day.

As 150 fans eagerly waited outside Montrose studios to catch a glimpse of Jessie, 25, before her scheduled appearance on the afternoon show, her manager Cez Darke broke the news that she would not be coming. Several of those waiting to see her had been competition winners.

15 minutes before she was due to arrive, Mr Darke explained that she needed to "rest her voice" ahead of tonight's concert at the Phoenix Park, where she is supporting headliner Justin Timberlake. Jessie was billed to perform a special acoustic set of select songs and 2FM had begun a major social networking campaigning promoting the coup.

However, earlier in the day, Jessie J made a trip to Today FM studios on Digges Lane in Dublin and happily posed for photos with fans - including Ray D'Arcy, whose show she was appearing on to promote the concert. She did not perform.

The Price Tag singer expressed her regret at missing the interview at the state broadcaster on Twitter last night. "Just want to say sorry to all the heartbeats at @RTE2fm for being unable to come," she began. "My voice has decided to be friends with the air con today and dry out to Marge Simpson vibes!" Jessie tweeted.

Tonight's support slot will be Jessie's first time performing in Ireland since falling out with Trinity College students at the 2011 Trinity Ball, where she lashed out at the level of alcohol being consumed at the gig.




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