Jessie J has revealed she feels the cancellation of The Voice live tour is 'no bad thing' and that the stars of the show will benefit from the scrapping.
As reported on Gigwise, The Voice tour was scrapped after a lack of sales meant that many of the huge venues booked for the likes of Tyler James and winner Leanne Mitchell would have been empty.
Speaking to BBC Newsbeat backstage at Hackney Weekend, Jessie was blunt in her feelings towards the axed tour. “It’s always disappointing but you know what it’s not a bad thing I don’t think,” she said.
“I think actually the artists have the opportunity now to do gigs around London and really learn their craft.”
Adding: ”Personally, maybe I shouldn’t say this but I will, I actually think it’s a good thing. Not that it’s been cancelled but that they’ve now got the opportunity to go out and do their own thing. For me it’s a bit too similar to other TV shows to do that tour thing.”
Speaking about her relationship with the artists she coached during the show, Jessie also revealed that she is no longer in touch with her acts, saying: ”I have a career and so do they, so I can’t hold their hand now.”
It was reported earlier today that Jessie is being sued by a US songwriter who claims that her hit 'Domino' rips off a song he wrote in 2009.
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