Jessie defends 'The Voice' against 'boring' claims

Jessie defends 'The Voice' against 'boring' claims

Jessie J has defended 'The Voice' against claims it is boring.

The 'Pricetag' singer has blasted the viewing public for their love of shows which criticise people and said 'The Voice' is about celebrating talent, not tearing people down.

She told Free Radio: "[The British public] are addicted to talent shows where people get laughed at and destroyed on stage.

"I'm not someone who wants to do that. I want to celebrate talent."

Jessie also admitted it is difficult to find the right balance between constructive criticism and praise.

She said: "All the coaches, myself included could be more nitty gritty and how 'our people' are with us. At the same time if you're nasty ... not nasty but constructive ... you get tarnished with the 'witch' brush. You've got to get the balance right.

"There is a misunderstanding in the public on what's nasty and what's constructive. I've been constructive and every time I am, I get booed."

'The Voice' has plummeted in ratings in recent weeks and was even beaten by 'Countryfile' on Sunday.

The BBC talent show - featuring mentors Tom Jones, will.i.am and Danny O'Donoghue alongside Jessie - attracted 6.3 million viewers during the Sunday night results show, a drop of 500,000 people from the preceding programme hosted by Julia Bradbury.

Among the items on 'Countryfile' were Chris Packham and Jeremy Clarkson dissecting owl droppings and the launch of a photography competition in Dumfries and Galloway.

Following a peak of more than 11 million viewers during the blind auditions, ratings on the live shows of 'The Voice' have dropped by half.

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