When FOX airs Grease: Live, Jessie J gets the honor of kicking things off. The 27-year-old Brit begins the show by covering “Grease Is The Word” originally sung by Frankie Valli in the 1978 hit musical.
“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,” Jessie tells Billboard.
For the most part, Jessie stays true to the arrangement of the Barry Gibb-penned tune. Give her rendition a spin in the clip below which features plenty of footage of the cast during rehearsals.
Grease Live: Jessie J ‘Grease Is The Word’
Franki Valli ‘Grease Is The Word’