The Voice 2013 UK: Jessie J defends her battle round decisions!

The Voice UK 2013 - Jessie J

The Voice 2013 coach Jessie J has defended her decisions at the weekend's battle rounds.

The 'Domino' hitmaker sent home some favourites over the first half of the battles, including Nate James.

And throughout the show, Jessie was brutally honest with her acts, telling Nate and Lovelle that their performance wasn't up to scratch.

But 'taking to Twitter' last night, Jessie declared: "If I'm not critical, honest and real. What's the point? You don't survive in this business if you're ok. You have to work hard!"

Jessie also insisted that her 'tough love' would benefit the acts in the long run.

"Remember that teacher that picked at all your mistakes and made you really work on every detail. It's because they cared and saw something special in you. There is a thin line between passion, dedication, and commitment! I bet that teacher got you a good grade! Made you believe! Tough love is still love," she wrote online.

Jessie told her fans: "If you don't get through something in life. If it means something to you would you want to know why you didn't make it through? Yes. To batter yourself to give it another go!"

She added: "If someone tells you are amazing but you don't make it, what are you left to go away with? We are ALL learning everyday."

The Voice UK continues next weekend on BBC One.

Browse our picture recap of the weekend's battles below...

Get the latest news

Subscribe on YouTube