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Jessie J recalls meeting Whitney Houston night before her death

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Jessie J has recalled meeting Whitney Houston the night before her death.

The 'Domino' singer performed at Clive Davis's annual pre-Grammys party and was introduced to Houston during rehearsals by the late star's daughter Bobbi Kristina.

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Talking about her encounter with Bobbi Kristina, Jessie J told BBC Newsbeat: "She was like, 'My mum is here and wants to meet you'.

"Whitney was one of my huge inspirations. I've always spoken about her. She made [me] proud to have a powerful voice.

"There's a lot in the industry that isn't about vocals and Whitney Houston was all about that - that's what I'm trying to carry on."

She added: "I was very proud to be representing the UK on such a kind of memorable night. Whitney Houston is someone that will never be forgotten and her music will live on forever."

Jessie J has previously revealed that her number one hit 'Domino' was influenced by Houston's 1987 classic 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody'.

> Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse to be honoured at Brit Awards 2012

Watch the music video for Jessie J's 'Domino' below:

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