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Emeli Sande: 'The Voice has a false authority, it's not a good representation of the industry'

'Next To Me' songstress Emeli Sande has revealed that while she enjoys watching 'The Voice' during the blind auditions round, she loses interest soon after because she thinks the show has a "false authority".

Speaking to Yahoo! OMG, Sande explained that it's not really how the music industry works and as an artist herself she doesn't feel as if she would have the right to dictate to a contestant if they're good enough to 'make it' or not:

"I enjoy looking at the talent that’s undiscovered and I enjoy watching the auditions – but after that, it always makes me a little bit sad. It’s a few people telling others whether they’re good or not. Their confidence can be really knocked – it always makes me feel sad."

"I don’t think The Voice is a natural representation of the music industry. I think it’s false authority. I know how to be an artist in my own right, and what I love doing is writing. I don’t think I’d ever have any right to tell anyone else whether they can make it or not. I don’t think I’d feel comfortable in that position."

Despite her feelings about the TV vocal talent show, she added that Jessie J has the right mindset and priorities as a judge: "She really is waving the female flag. She definitely keeps it focused on vocal ability – things that are important when you’re an artist."





Watch Sande's BRITs performance here: