“A very cool, but exciting experience, I really wanted to step out of my comfort zone”, Jessi looks back on her ‘I Can See Your Voice’ adventure. In the past she already gave an interview with her sister Belle Perez, but she never got involved on the screen until now. “My sister immediately supported my participation and told me to go for it. Maybe also because she was in the first season and thought it was such a cool program.” Showing what you have to offer in a short, but powerful way immediately appealed to Jessi in the format. “Participating in ‘The Voice’, for example, is not within my ambitions, I don’t necessarily want to be known either”, it sounds.
Although in addition to her job as an administrative assistant (during the recording of the program she still worked in a boutique, she recently changed jobs) can regularly be found on large stages. With the band Loco Kids Disco she performs covers of Camille, Niels Destadsbader and Regi, among others. “And we also bring hits from the 90s for the parents. Our show is actually a 45-minute party with real sing-alongs”, says an enthusiastic Perez. Those sing-alongs even brought the group to Genk on Stage and Pennenzakrock. At the latter festival, she featured on the bill alongside ‘I Can See Your Voice’ jury member Metejoor. “Exciting, because they are absolutely not allowed to know the candidates. Fortunately, we missed each other there and we never had a chat,” the singer laughs.
A musical family, that must result in beautiful harmony singing. Jessi and Belle are sure to find each other for a spontaneous duet, although we should not immediately hope for a single by the Perez sisters. “I am certainly open to doing something together again, but then it will be something accessible,” says Jessi.
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Under the pseudonym ‘Señorita’, Jessi Perez lip-synched ‘Cheap Thrills’, originally a Sia song, in ‘I Can See Your Voice’. Did she really sing or is there no singer in this Spanish beauty? A big dilemma for the judges, but a foregone conclusion for the viewers at home: 71% thought it wasn’t Jessi’s voice coming through the speakers. Mouths fell open when Jessi effortlessly sang ‘Ave Maria’, a song by sister sweet during her unveiling.
‘I Can See Your Voice’ can be seen every Friday at 8.35 pm on VTM.
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