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Monday 21 April 2014

Jessie J: Kylie should be tough

Jessie J hopes Kylie Minogue will be a tough judge on The Voice

Kylie Minogue should be a "tough" judge on The Voice, Jessie J has said.

The Price Tag singer, who relinquished her seat for the third series, admitted she can't wait to see how the Australian star will fare on the BBC singing show. Kylie and Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson are to be the new judges, joining returning judges Sir Tom Jones and Will.i.am.

"I think it's amazing that Kylie's doing it. I think it's going to be interesting to see what she brings," she told Alan Carr on his Chatty Man show.

"I hope she's tough though. I hope that she's critical, because that's what I want to be replaced with as well, because I felt like I was the most honest."

Jessie, who served as a judge for the past two seasons, hopes Kylie will be able to teach the new contestants about longevity.

The 25-year-old said she has no regrets about giving up her swivelling seat, so she can focus on her new album Alive and upcoming tour.

"Every coach that's on the show teaches something different, which is why I think it should change up. If we are preaching that we're successful, we shouldn't always be available to be on the show every year for four or five months, because then we're lying to the contestants," she added.

Meanwhile, Jessie - whose full name is Jessica Cornish - said she would be up for a performance on The X Factor.

She told Digital Spy: "I'd definitely go on to perform on The X Factor. I love being an artist on those shows, but I just don't feel comfortable being a judge. I'd perform if they'd have me."

Jessie's appearance on Alan Carr: Chatty Man will be shown on Channel 4 tonight (September 20).

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