Published on March 26th, 2012 | by RMX0
Jessie J reveals TV show nerves
Jessie J says being a judge on The Voice is “very scary”.
The British songstress appears on the UK version of the hit TV singing contest alongside will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones and The Script’s Danny O’Donoghue.
Jessie says although the process of being scrutinised in her new role is daunting, she is thrilled about working on the passion project.
“It’s very scary but very exciting. But you know what? I’m just excited because I get to see a different side of things and people get to see me in a completely different scenario. I’m not singing and it’s not me doing a three-minute TV performance, so people get to see my personality and really see that I have a passion for what I do. That’s what I’m most excited about, people getting to see that I am a bit silly, make jokes and get told off,” she explained in an interview with British newspaper The Sun.
“But I’m also a hard worker and care about technique and the artist, and I get very emotional.”
The Voice has been compared to other hit talent shows including The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent. However, Jessie thinks her show has the edge.
“A lot of people were, like, ‘Why aren’t you doing Britain’s Got Talent or The X Factor?’ But I think it’s really important in your career to pick things that really represent you as a person,” she said.
The 23-year-old star is in awe of her fellow judges and mentors. Jessie has recalled first meeting her co-stars for dinner, and finding the whole process very “surreal”.
“I just started to talk, then I realised I really am like a big sponge that just soaks everything up, from being on the show to being around people like Tom,” she recalled.
“I remember him for Not Unusual and Sex Bomb but everyone knows who he is, even if you don’t really know his music. He’s just one of those names that’s always been up there with, you know, UK talent. To hear him talking — ‘Oh, when I was at Elvis Presley’s house… ‘ — it’s not him just name-dropping, that’s just him growing up and what happened.
“All of us are learning from each other. It’s very nice, very humbling, to be accepted by someone like Tom Jones and for him to go, ‘Jessie, how do you think I should sing this bit?’ We all have really healthy debates.”
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