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The Voice coaches are back for a second series

Jessie J, Sir Tom Jones, Danny O'Donoghue and Will.i.am will be competing against each other on the BBC talent show, which is set to have some new twists this time round.

The show's ratings dropped during the first series following the end of the "swivel chair" rounds.

Danny O'Donoghue, Sir Tom Jones, Jessie J and Will.i.am will be judges for a second time Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

An 11-date tour featuring performances from the finalists was cancelled, due to poor ticket sales.

Leanne Mitchell, who was mentored by Sir Tom won the show last year, but a download version of her debut single failed to make it big in the charts.

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Female nominees on the red carpet at the Brit Awards

Taylor Swift is nominated in the best international female category.
Emeli Sande is up for best British female and album of the year. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Jessie J is nominated in the best British single category. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Jessie J postpones sell-out tour to finish album

Jessie J has postponed her entire sell-out arena tour because she wants to spend more time recording her album, she announced today.

The chart-topping singer had been due to start her 17-date tour in March.

She wrote on Twitter and her website, "I would like to be the first to tell you that my nice to meet you tour has been rescheduled to later next year".

Jessie J told her fans she was 'honestly truly sorry' that she has postponed her tour Credit: Reuters/Luke MacGregor

"I am honestly truly sorry but I hope you all can understand that it's just because I would like to take more time to finish my new album. I promise to make the show my biggest and best ever and cannot wait for you all to hear my new songs", she continued.

Jessie J added that all tour tickets will be valid for the new dates in October and November 2013.

Crowd pleasers at IOW festival

Jessie J performs on the main stage at the Isle of Wight festival Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Tinie Tempah letting rip on stage at the Isle of Wight festival Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Labrinth performing at the Isle of Wight festival, at Seaclose Park, Newport Credit: Matt Crossick/EMPICS Entertainment
Madness frontman Suggs backstage at the Isle of Wight festival Credit: Matt Crossick/EMPICS Entertainment
Stereophonics singer Kelly Jones backstage at the Isle of Wight festival Credit: Matt Crossick/EMPICS Entertainment

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Singer Jessie J hits back at lesbian claims

Pop star Jessie J has dismissed a claim she is a lesbian who has hidden her sexuality to avoid putting off fans.

The Voice mentor and coach says the suggestion, which was published in a new unauthorised biography about her earlier this month, was "untrue".

Jessie J says accusations made in a new unauthorised biography entitled "Jessie J: Who's Laughing Now" are "untrue." Credit: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

The singer took to Twitter to dismiss the story and author, Chloe Govan's claim.

She wrote: "It's funny how many people I've dated/slept with that I've never even met, according to the tabloids.

"BUT what's that?! whispers, because its a secret I'm really a lesbian?! Ha! Thanks for writing yet another boring untrue story."

She then went on to list the names of other stars with whom she has reportedly been linked with, adding: "#noneofitstrue".

Jessie J 'so sad' after BlackBerry party stabbing death

Singer Jessie J, who performed at the BlackBerry-sponsored party, says she is "lost for words" at the news of a fatality resulting from a stabbing at the event.

Phillip Sherriff, 37, died in hospital this morning after a four-day battle to save his life.

Her full statement reads:

"I am lost for words. All I can say is my thoughts, love and respects are with the family and children of the man who attended the blackberry gig last week who sadly lost his life this morning. So sad..."

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