She”s far less experienced than the likes of Sir Tom Jones and Will.iam. But the night belonged to new judge Jessie J as The Voice got underway.
The Do it like a Dude singer is clearly the girl of the moment – and had contestants queuing up to work with her on the BBC talent search.
After kicking off the series with a high energy performance of Black Eyed Peas hit I Gotta Feeling with the other judges – including Danny O”Donoghue – Jessie joined the others in taking their seats facing away from the stage.
During the show all the judges listened to the performances without being able to see the singer.
It was only when they pressed a button saying they wanted to work with them that their chair spun round.
The first to audition was 17-year-old Jessica Hammond from Belfast who performed Jessie”s single Price Tag.
All four judges hit their buttons to show they wanted her for their team but she chose to go with her musical heroine.
Former boyband star Sean Conlon was not so lucky. He was previously a member of 5ive but failed to secure a place on any of the judge”s teams with his rendition of Coldplay”s Trouble.
Twenty-three-year-old Jessie snapped up another team member when 34-year-old Toni Warne, from Great Yarmouth, who suffers from alopecia, also chose to be on her team.
All four judges battled to snap up YouTube sensation Ben Kelly from Derry in Northern Ireland, who impressed them with his animated performance of Rocket Man by Elton John.
On choosing Jessie, Kelly said: “The boys are great but I think this girl is for me.”
However, it was final performer J Marie Cooper, 27, who brought down the house with all four judges competing to mentor her after she sang Mama Knows Best by Jessie.
J Marie decided to team up with Will.i.am because he was the first to to say he wanted to work with her.