Jessie J to judge The Voice

By | Published on Wednesday 5 October 2011

Jessie J

Jessie J is the first judge to be announced for new ‘X-Factor’ rival ‘The Voice’. Three more judges are due to be announced before the show airs on the BBC next year. The US version of the show has Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo Green amongst its panel.

As previously reported, ‘The Voice’ originated in the Netherlands and differentiates itself from other shows of its ilk by holding blind auditions – the judges can’t see what the singers look like until after they’ve decided whether or not they can sing.

Jessie says of her role: “I’m excited to be a coach, inspiration and mentor, and I jumped at the opportunity as it’s all about ‘The Voice'”.

As also previously reported, Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson turned down an invitation to be a judge on the show earlier this year. Bruce Dickinson and Jessie J together – imagine that.