The Voice UK 2017: Jennifer Hudson reckons she's got a big advantage over her fellow coaches

Jennifer Hudson (The Voice UK 2017)

Jennifer Hudson reckons she's got a big advantage over her rival coaches on The Voice UK 2017.

The American singer will be the first to pick her finalists this weekend when The Voice UK goes live on Saturday night.

And speaking on ITV's Lorraine this week, Jennifer suggested her talent show past could give her the edge as a mentor.

Jennifer, who rose to fame after appearing on American Idol, said: "I feel like them, I’ve been in their shoes so I feel like I know exactly what they’re going through.

Jennifer Hudson.
Jennifer Hudson.

"I don’t think the other coaches realise, that at this moment they only have a minute and 30 seconds to put their all in to it. That used to go through my mind, so I understand that and I know what this means to them.”

Jennifer went on to admit she had found her time on The Voice UK so far quite the learning curve.

The Spotlight hitmaker explained: “Each phase is like I don’t know what’s around the corner, I don’t know what’s going to happen but I love music, I love talent.

“From being a contestant at one point and now being on the other side of the fence to see that this is how this really works.”

She continued: “Nobody knows more than me how important this is to them so I refuse to let them down, I want to set them up in the best way possible.

Jennifer Hudson (The Voice UK 2017)
Jennifer Hudson (The Voice UK 2017)

“To support them whatever it is, to reassure them in their own confidence in their own artistry."

The six acts on Team Jennifer's line up are David Jackson, Jamie Miller, Mo, Georgie Braggins, Jack Bruley and Tim Gallagher.

However just three will make the live finals in the knock outs this Saturday night from 8:30PM on ITV.

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