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Jessie Ware doesn't read reviews

Jessie Ware refused to read any reviews for her debut album.

The singer, 28, is nominated for this year's Mercury Prize nomination for her first album, Devotion.

"I feel on a real high at the moment, so I'm waiting for the bad stuff to happen," she said of the last 12 months.

"I'm a pessimist so I can't help it. I don't think there's going to be some Jessie Ware backlash, at least I hope I don't put a bad enough foot wrong for that to happen, but I know that people can love you one day and not feel like that the next.

"That's why I didn't want to read any reviews of the album when they started appearing.

"I was so excited to finally be releasing an album I didn't want to potentially tarnish it by reading a load of negative things. I just wanted to enjoy the moment," the singer added.

Jessie said of her Mercury Music Prize nomination, against the likes of Richard Hawley, Plan B, Alt J and Lianne La Havas: "Don't say I'll win it... don't jinx it. Obviously I'd love to win, but being on that shortlist is enough, really."

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