The Voice UK: Jessie J defends her battle round decisions

Jessie J (The Voice UK)

Following complaints from some of the axed Voice UK artists, Jessie J has defended her decisions on who to take through to the live shows.

Last weekend saw a double billing of The Voice, as the 40 hopefuls were halved in a series of battles.

But some of the eliminated hopefuls have complained over the way the show was edited, while others accused the coaches of basing it things other than the voice.

Writing on Twitter yesterday, Jessie defended her decisions, which included controversially cutting Ben Kelly in favour of Ruth Ann St Luce.

"I am extremely proud of my final 10 artists on @BBCTheVoiceUK &I wish I could have taken more than 5 through to lives," she wrote. "I do not edit the show remember that & my decisions cannot reflect the opinion of everyone watching. I simply have to go with my heart & i'm aware not everyone will agree.

"I have spent a lot more time with all of them getting to know them& hearing them sing than the viewer gets to see.They will all do well. Whether they are in the live shows or not."

The Voice UK live shows kick off this weekend, although Team Jessie won't perform until next Saturday.

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