Jessie J doesn't want sob stories on The Voice

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 December 2011
Jessie J

Jessie J

Jessie J has banned sob stories on 'The Voice' as she wants to judge contestants on their talent and not whether they've had a hard life

Jessie J has banned sob stories on 'The Voice'.

The singer - who will judge the new BBC One show alongside Will Young, and Sir Tom Jones - says she will be judging wannabe stars on their talent and not whether they've had a hard life.

She said: "No one wants to know if you have a sore throat - that's how hard I am going to be on the contestants."

While sob stories are common place on rival show 'The X Factor', Jessie - who helped Tulisa Contostavlos select the groups at Judges' Houses - says she is still a fan and is backing girl group Little Mix to win this weekend's final.

She told The Sun newspaper: "Little Mix are cool girls. It's nice to hang out with them and make sure that they realise that there is a world beyond winning and there's a world beyond X Factor."

Although she is looking forward to taking part in the UK version of 'The Voice', Jessie recently revealed she doesn't feel she's had a "long-enough career" to be a judge.

The 'Price Tag' hitmaker said: "I don't like the idea of being a judge, but I like the idea of being a coach. I don't like judging people, you know? I'm 23 and I don't feel like I've had a long enough career to have the right to tell people my opinion,

"Everybody's taste in music is different, so I might think someone isn't so good, while someone else reckons they're amazing.

"I'm going in hardcore. I'm not someone who says, 'You're great'. I won't kiss people's arses. I look for technique, mic control, breathing, passion, determination, hard work, voice, tone, star quality -all of it. I'm about the singing."

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