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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Singing with Chinese X Factor Winner

Taunton, United KingdomPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Mary-Jess

90 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll start this online experience with an introduction as to my journey and how my mottos have crafted my career, touching on things like:

- What it was like competing in the Chinese version of The X Factor
- Recording the lyric version of the Downton Abbey theme for the Official Soundtrack albums
- Recording my début album with Decca Records at Abbey Road Studios in London
- Going to tea at No. 10 Downing Street and being asked to be a representative of the UK Government's GREAT Britain Campaign in 144 countries around the world

And many more stories!

I'll sing the Downton Abbey theme for you and a beautiful Chinese folk song that I first sang when I studied at Nanjing University.

We'll go through all the funny singing warm ups that I do (yes they are embarrassing - but it's the hilarious ones that work the best!) as well as singing hints and tips that you can use to tackle ANY song!

We'll also chat about the challenge of learning Chinese and singing in different languages, and I'll invite you to learn a bit of a Chinese song so you can really impress your friends!

I welcome questions throughout, so feel free to type your question in the chat or join with audio to ask in person if you'd prefer.

I can't wait to chat with you and to bring the ups and downs of my unique journey to life.
Other things to note
You don't need to be a singer or have any singing experience to enjoy this session. Also, don't worry if you're not all that tech savvy! We can help you if you run in to any trouble! Before the call, make sure your device is plugged in and you are using a screen size that you are happy with.
We'll start this online experience with an introduction as to my journey and how my mottos have crafted my career, touching on things like:

- What it was like competing in the Chinese version of The X Factor
- Recording the lyric version of the Downton Abbey theme for the Official Soundtrack albums
- Recording my début album with Decca Records at Abbey Road Studios in London
- Going to tea at No. 10 Downing Street and be…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Mary-Jess can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $208.

What to bring

  • Pen
  • Paper
  • A smile!
From $21
/ person
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Meet your host, Mary-Jess

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 6 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Everyday, I live by two mottos that changed my life forever.

The first is to have 'more than one string to your bow', and so I took Mandarin Chinese as a second string to my singing.

The second is to 'make the most of every opportunity', and so whilst studying Mandarin in China, I entered and won their version of The X Factor in front of 70 million viewers.

Thanks to these two mottos, I have now been a professional singer and recording artist for 12 years, invited to sing the Downton Abbey theme for the Official Soundtrack albums, released three albums, been featured on 16 others, had a viral YouTube video, was appointed a representative of The GREAT Britain Campaign by No. 10 Downing Street and sang to 300 million people from Wembley Stadium at the FA Cup Final.

Now I'd like to bring these mottos to you with this online experience.
Everyday, I live by two mottos that changed my life forever.

The first is to have 'more than one string to your bow', and so I took Mandarin Chinese as a second string to my singing.

The second is to 'make the most of every opportunity', and so whilst studying Mandarin in China, I entered and won their version of The X Factor in front of 70 million viewers.

Thanks to these two mottos, I have now been a professional singer and recording artist for 12 years, invite…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

Andrew
November 2020
Mary-Jess's story is both fascinating and inspiring, including how tough times in her early life made her more determined and how she was also inspired by her grandmother, to winning the Chinese X Factor, having a cuppa at number 10, and much more. The experience also includes fully explained vocal warm-ups, two beautifully performed songs (we heard The Theme To Downton Abbey and Spring Ballet), and an opportunity to learn and sing in Chinese. Altogether, a must-have interactive experience for all Mary-Jess fans, and great value for money.
Mary-Jess's story is both fascinating and inspiring, including how tough times in her early life made her more determined and how she was also inspired by her grandmother, to winni…
Holger
November 2020
We all know Mary-Jess to be the wonderful songstress with the angelic voice, and if you’ve been privileged to meet her in person, you may know her as the sweet and lovable person that she is. But Mary is also an inspirational story-teller who leaves you with precious insights even if it means that she has to go back to hurtful places in her life only to convince you that just like her you can rise like Phoenix from the ashes and soar as confidently in the sky of your dreams as she does. Highly recommended!!
We all know Mary-Jess to be the wonderful songstress with the angelic voice, and if you’ve been privileged to meet her in person, you may know her as the sweet and lovable person t…
Nicola
November 2020
I was not sure what to expect but this would have greatly exceeded anything I could have imagined. Mary Jess was honest, open and great fun! This is a brilliant interactive experience for any singer, wannabe or just a fan of Mary Jess and you even get to learn some Chinese! Honestly can not recommend this experience enough, it will leave you with a greater respect for Mary Jess and a wonderful uplifted feeling.
I was not sure what to expect but this would have greatly exceeded anything I could have imagined. Mary Jess was honest, open and great fun! This is a brilliant interactive experie…
Dolores
November 2020
My experience with Mary Jess was just unbelievable! !!!! Not only did we hear her sing songs in English and Chinese but we also learned really useful breathing and voice warm up exercises. She was so lovely and welcoming, so entertaining and really fun. Looking forward to her next Session. Mary Jess made me want to try to sing again. She also taught us a little song in Cinese that we all sang. It was wonderful. Much more than I had expected.
My experience with Mary Jess was just unbelievable! !!!! Not only did we hear her sing songs in English and Chinese but we also learned really useful breathing and voice warm up ex…
Shelly
November 2020
Beautiful. Amazing. Phenomenal. Thank you Mary-Jess for sharing your journey and talent.
Amanda
November 2020
Wonderful experience! I thoroughly enjoyed hearing Mary-Jess talk about her career and hearing her sing! Absolutely wonderful afternoon ❤️

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.