Jessie J rules out X Factor move
- Bang Showbiz
- 1 April 2012
Jessie J would never join one of Simon Cowell's reality shows because they rely too much on "gimmicks" and she wants to focus on helping 'The Voice' winner have a long career
Jessie J would never join one of Simon Cowell's reality shows because they rely too much on "gimmicks".
Although 'The Voice' judge has previously appeared on 'The X Factor', helping judge Tulisa Contostavlos choose her finalists for the live shows, Jessie says she has no plans to ditch 'The Voice' for it's ITV1 rival because she wants to help 'The Voice' winner have a long career.
After Simon praised her debut on the show last week, Jessie explained to the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "It's very nice of Simon to say nice things about me. But 'The Voice' is the show I want to work on and I'm not going anywhere.
"It's the show that represents everything I am about. I've always supported 'X Factor'. But I love being part of 'The Voice'... and I genuinely want these people to come out of this show at the end and know that they're equipped to tackle the music industry.
"It's bloody hard and we don't want them to just have 12 months of a career. This is about getting them on the ladder for the long run. 'The Voice' isn't about gimmicks. 'X Factor' rely on that and that's their thing... but it's not our thing."
Jessie also revealed she was terrified of joining the panel of coaches alongside Sir Tom Jones, Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am and The Script's Danny O'Donoghue.
She said: "I was s****ing myself. I was scared people would think I was a bitch. But you can't please everyone on a show like this."