Jess Glynne Closes Tour With Powerful Performance at L.A.'s Troubadour
The sold-out audience included Glynne's parents.
She may be new to the spotlight, but Jess Glynne doesn’t need anyone to hold her hand.
The 25-year-old singer smiled her way through an amazing performance Wednesday night at the Troubadour in Hollywood. The show was her last on her current tour to support debut album I Cry When I Laugh.
Below are Billboard’s top five favorite moments from the show:
There wasn’t a single song the audience wasn’t loudly singing along to during Glynne’s performance, but when it came to the belted note near the end of "Why Me," the audience grew quiet. Everyone in the room wanted to hear her effortless display of vocal control. Before she could even catch her breath, the audience was screaming at the top of their lungs.
"Take Me Home"
Glynne paused before "Take Me Home" to let the audience know she was going to “take it down a notch for a little ballad.” While the song was packed with a slower style and more soul, the air became electric. The disco ball was turned on and it became reminiscent of the last dance at prom as Glynne made everyone feel nostalgic for things they never even felt.
"Tears Dry on Their Own"
Glynne announced her Amy Winehouse cover to a burst of applause, saying, “I love her and I thought it was necessary.” The backup vocalists and band snapped the beat as she performed a stripped-down version with just guitar. Her perfect homage to Winehouse was punctured only twice by her earnest and humble laughter.
"Hot in Herre"
While Glynne didn’t perform Nelly’s entire song, it still deserves to be in the top five moments. After previously calling out how hot it was in the venue, she paused before transitioning to her next song to do an impromptu snippet of the chorus. If that wasn’t enough to excite the audience, Glynne jokingly unbuttoned her jacket with a small shimmy before giggling and putting it back on.
"Hold My Hand"
Just before she broke into the crowd favorite, Glynne thanked everyone and walked offstage. She was called back by an audience chanting her name in perfect unison. Glynne sauntered onstage with humble confidence before bringing the audience to the height of enthusiasm. She bent down to hold fans’ hands and it almost seemed as if the place was going to burst.
Jess Glynne’s Troubadour set list:
"Ain't Got Far To Go"
“Gave Me Something”
“It Ain’t Right”
“Love Me, Love Me”
“Take Me Home”
“Tears Dry On Their Own”
“No Rights, No Wrongs”
“You Can Find Me”
“Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself”
“Hold My Hand”