She may have been given Toni Braxton's seal of approval, but that doesn't stop Jessie J from going up against other singing hopefuls as the star is reportedly set to compete in a Chinese singing competition.
The 29-year-old, who previously appeared as a judge on The Voice UK and Australia, is reported to be going up against several world renowned vocalists on Hunan TV's The Singer 2018.
The Chinese television series first started in January 2017 after undergoing a re-brand from it’s previous format, I Am A Singer. The new show structure now allows singers to compete, but also incorporates MCing, with the star's music partners taking up the role of hosting. This year’s competition will see Jessie J go head-to-head with Chinese rock star Wang Feng, Taiwanese pop star Angela Chang and Taiwanese singer Sam Lee.
According to StraitsTimes, the British songwriter arrived in China for the recording of the series on Tuesday 2 January, at the same time as the final line up was released. After completing her time as a judge on both The Voice UK and Australia, Jessie vocalised that she was stepping away from the programme to focus on her singing again.
She explained: ‘It's really time consuming and if I'm being honest with you, I get to the point where I'm in the chair and I just wanna sing.’ Continuing she said: ‘I'm sitting there and I want to tell them, “You have to do it better and I’m trying to coach you, but I just want to make it a duet.” So I know it's time.’
The star announced her new album R.O.S.E in September last year, naming the project after her mother who ‘gave her the gift of life’. ‘We give roses or a single rose as a gift with so many different feelings. This is my gift to you.’[/en]