Jessie J 'couldn't judge X Factor'
- Bang Showbiz
- 7 October 2011
Jessie J couldn't appear as a panellist on the 'X Factor' because she wouldn't be able to hand out harsh critiques to struggling contestants contestants
Jessie J "couldn't" be an 'X Factor' judge.
The 'Do It Like a Dude' hitmaker - who recently assisted Tulisa Contostavlos at the Judges' House stage of the ITV1 competition - has signed up to be a mentor on BBC singing show 'The Voice', but would be unable to appear on its rival show, because she wouldn't be able to hand out harsh critiques to struggling contestants.
She explained: "I couldn't be a judge in the 'X Factor'. I'd rather mentor than judge people - I couldn't do it.
"I'm so excited to do 'The Voice' - I always go with things that represent me and I love the idea of being a coach, mentor, inspiration to young people. So apply and be in Team Jessie, people!"
BBC One controller Danny Cohen claimed said the 23-year-old singer was the perfect choice for the new show, because she combined talent with success.
He said: "Jessie J is going to be an amazing coach on 'The Voice UK'. She's a massive young star with a strong personality, and her recent MOBO nominations are testament to her musical and creative ability."
No other judges have yet been announced for 'The Voice', although Charlotte Church and Cheryl Cole are believed to be in the running for a position on the panel.