Jessie J on The Voice Kids and surviving reputation

For most people, sitting in a huge red chair on TV means you are about to be tipped backward via Graham Norton.

For Jessie J, but it’s the danger to potentially make a massive distinction to an aspiring young singer’s profession.

She is certainly one of 4 coaches at the cutting-edge collection of ITV’s The Voice Kids, airing seven years after she first appeared on its sister display, The Voice UK. Jessie sits on the panel along with Pixie Lott, Danny Jones, and Will. I.Am, in a contest in which all of the competition are elderly seven to 14.


But its 0.33 collection comes when questions are being raised about how TV contestants are cared for, after the recent deaths of former contributors of Love Island and The Jeremy Kyle Show.

Given how young the display’s hopefuls are and the dimensions of the target audience (over 3 million visitors a week), The Voice Kids gives youngsters a public platform that can carry them a stage of immediate fame they may be unprepared for.

“I’m sincerely very protecting,” Jessie, whose real name is Jessica Cornish, tells BBC News.

“Kids that young want to be blanketed. They will create these forms of indicates, whether I’m involved or no longer, right? But I want to be as worried as I may be because I love it as a way to have a few types of obligations with what they may be studying and what they’re seeing.

“I made a point of sitting with the producers and the heads of ITV and The Voice Kids, and gaining knowledge of all and sundry – the team, the team, the chaperones, the mother and father… And anybody is very, very certified to appearance after youngsters.”

Notably, the prize on The Voice Kids isn’t a reported deal. Instead, the prevailing child receives a £30,000 bursary towards their musical education – and a holiday to Orlando.

The cognizance on the song instead of repute means “there may be a one-of-a-kind power,” Jessie argues. “And each person at The Voice Kids loves and appreciates children and helping them and being there for them emotionally.”

Jessie may be in a judging function for the show, but just ultimate 12 months, she turned into competing on an expertise display as a contestant.

In early 2018, she gained a Chinese TV show referred to as Singer, which sees hooked-up stars, instead of the general public’s contributors, compete. The large publicity introduced Jessie to an extensive new audience in Asia.

“The display finished in April, and I did an eleven-date arena excursion in September. So that turned into a massive success,” she says. “I felt virtually lucky to bridge the distance between English tradition and Chinese lifestyle and to allow them to see the side of us that they do not see.

“Every episode was getting between 2 hundred and 400 million visitors. And that places in the angle that it’s the most important music display within the international. And I would love to convey it to the United Kingdom.

“Do you watched people would do it?” she asks, warming to her subject. “Adele, Me, Ellie [Goulding]…”

Jessie J has been within the limelight when you consider that 2011, the yr that noticed her top the BBC Sound Of list and rating her first number one with Price Tag. Within a yr, she had landed a training activity on The Voice UK, which was then on BBC One.

But her meteoric upward push to repute and instant fulfillment had its complications, now not least with how her attitude became perceived through viewers.

“The public quickly regarded to show, following headlines of diva behavior backstage and criticism of her reputedly conceited behavior on the display screen,” recalled Dan Wootton in The Sun. “Today, she is sensible, mature, and well aware of how the fame recreation can chunk you up and spit you out.”