The Voice 2014: Paloma Faith, Rita Ora and Emeli Sande wanted to replace Jessie J

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Paloma Faith, Rita Ora and Emeli Sande are reportedly some of the names wanted by BBC bosses to join The Voice 2014.

Jessie J announced yesterday that she won't be returning for a third series, saying she was going to focus on her new album and tour, which have already been postponed due to the show.

In a statement, Jessie said: "I’ve absolutely loved my time on The Voice and I hope everyone saw and knows how passionately I felt about the show.

"However, I can’t wait to promote my new record around the world and that has to take priority. I shall be keeping a very close eye on series three, showing my support in every way I can and [I] really hope that in some way I can be part of the show.”

While plenty of big names have already been linked to the show, such as Adele, Cheryl Cole and Nicole Scherzinger, bosses instead want another "young and current" star.

One insider told the Daily Mirror today: “Jessie will need to be replaced by another female, and it would be great to have someone young and current.

"Paloma Faith, Rita Ora and Emeli Sande are right up their on our wishlist of talent.”

Other names said to be in the running include Mel B - at 5/1 with the bookies - Pixie Lott (10/1), Florence Welch (12/1) and Ellie Goulding at (14/1)

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