The Voice UK: Jessie J happy to be the 'evil' coach

Jessie J (The Voice UK)

The Voice UK coach Jessie J has said she's glad to have been dubbed the "evil one" of the panel, saying she's happy to have made her artists cry!

The Voice, which continues tonight on BBC, will see Jessie coach a team of 10 artists, one of which will hopefully land themselves a record deal in the final in June.

But she warned the singers in her group today: “The contestants have to realise they need to raise their game.

“I’m not saying it’s easy – I know how it feels to step out on a stage in front of millions of people I don’t know.

“When I performed on the X Factor last year, I was shaking like a leaf. But it’s got to be done and they need to embrace it."

The 23-year-old singer has been dubbed "the evil one" by her fellow panelists - Sir Tom Jones, Will.i.am and Danny O'Donoghue - but it's a title she loves.

"I may make them cry but they always come back the next day and say, ‘Thank you for the tough love – it’s what I needed’," Jessie tells the Daily Mirror today.

“You’ve got to say to yourself, ‘Look at me. I’m living my dream. I wake up every day and do what I love’.

"You’ll never hear me complaining and I never expect to hear my acts complaining either.”

The Voice UK airs tonight at 7PM on BBC One.

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