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Jessie J: Style isn't definitive

Jessie J insists "your look is not definitive" when it comes to having talent as a singer.

The British songstress is currently appearing as a judge and mentor on the UK version of The Voice alongside will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones and The Script's Danny O'Donoghue.

All four stars sit with their backs to the aspiring musicians so only their singing talents can be judged. Part of the reason Jessie wanted to star in the show is because it's not based on appearances.

"It's not about what the acts are wearing. Your look is not definitive," she told British newspaper The Sun.

Despite highlighting the need for a good voice, Jessie also knows that appearances do make a difference.

The 23-year-old star - who is famed for her quirky dress sense - says wardrobe choices should come second to the performance itself though.

"It's very important to try to look your best. I love getting dressed up and making an effort. All that is part of it, but it's also about you doing it for the right reasons," she explained.

"It's about knowing, when you're a singer, that you can wear the greatest outfit but, if you're not breathing right or holding the mic right, you're not going to perform well and be seen as the voice - you're going to be seen as the clothes."

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