Esther Eden’s story is just beginning, but it’s already a good one.

Last year, when Esther was just 16, British pop star Jessie J visited her school in Dubai.

While the Burnin’ Up singer was there Esther got a chance to perform for her. She began, and then Jessie J interrupted her and asked her to stop. Uh oh? No, Jessie just wanted Esther to begin again so the she could film the performance.

Here’s the moment she blew the pop star away:

In fact, Jessie J was so impressed by Esther that she asked her to join her on stage at RedFestDXB later that night.

Here’s the moment when a nervous-looking but undeniably gifted Esther stepped up on stage to perform to 10,000 people:

And now, a year later, due to that fateful moment, Esther has signed with Universal Music MENA and is currently finalising her debut album – mabrook!

We’ll bring you more on Esther soon, but in the meantime you can find her music on YouTube – here’s an original that she self-recorded that really shows off her Julia Stone-esque vocals:

And here’s an Instagram from Esther showing her all styled for a shoot for one of her upcoming songs: