Jessie J backs TV tour cancellation
The Voice judge Jessie J is adamant the axing of the show's planned tour is a "good thing" for the contestants, because they can carve their own career paths away from the spotlight of the series.
The finalists who competed on the talent show were slated to perform in arenas across the country in the autumn, but BBC bosses cancelled the trek due to poor ticket sales.
However, pop star Jessie J, who mentored acts on the programme, is convinced the setback will give the wannabes a chance to hone their craft without the pressures of touring.
She tells the BBC, "I am (disappointed). But I don't think it's a bad thing. Maybe I shouldn't say this but I will, I personally think it's a good thing... not that's it (tour) has been cancelled, but because they can go out and do their own thing.
"For me it's a bit too similar to other TV shows to do that kind of tour thing but I think the artists actually have a chance now to do gigs around London and get to learn their craft... Going on tour can kind of put you in a bubble too early on so I'm glad they have the opportunity to go and spread their wings a bit."