Jessie J backing Adele to take her place as coach on The Voice

Published Monday, Aug 5 2013, 15:55 BST  |  By  |  1 comment
Jessie J has confessed that she would like a "credible" singer like Adele to fill her spot as a coach on The Voice UK.

Jessie stepped down from the show last month, announcing that she would not be returning for a third series, in order to concentrate on her music career.

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Fans of the show have since speculated about who will replace Jessie after the BBC announced that they had started the search for a new coach.

Speaking to Capital FM earlier today, Jessie named multi-award winning star Adele and singer-songwriter Emeli Sande as her top choices, along with veterans Lulu and Annie Lennox.

She said: "I just want someone credible and someone that can really sing because a lot of the audience don't see the amount of work that goes in."

The 25-year-old, who also premiered her new single 'It's My party' on radio stations today, said she'd be disappointed if "anyone that's not known for their singing" joined the panel.

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Jessie would like to see Adele as the next Voice coach

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Jessie would also love Emeli Sande to join The Voice panel

She added: "If anything comes before their voice, they're not right for the show."

There's more than one spot to fill though, as Jessie's fellow coach, The Script's Danny O'Donoghue also announced his departure from the hit talent show last month.

Jessie's new single is the second to be lifted from her forthcoming studio album due later this year. Speaking about her decision to leave the The Voice in July, she said: "I can't wait to promote my new record around the world and that has to take priority."

'It's My Party' is due for release on 15 September.

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Take a listen to 'It's My party' below:

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