Think the “American Idol” Judges Were Hard on Jess? Wait’ll You Hear What “The Voice” Coaches Said to Her

By Andrea Dresdale

Michael Becker/FOXDespite her obvious talent, American Idol’s Jess Meuse seemed to come in for a lot of criticism from the judges this past season. But before the singer from Slapout, Alabama ever made it onto Idol, she received even harsher critiques from the panel on another singing competition: The Voice.

As Jessica tells ABC News Radio, she tried out for season three of The Voice, and made it to the blind auditions, where she got to sing for Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green. Unfortunately, none of them turned their chairs around for her rendition of Carrie Underwood‘s “Undo It,” and they never aired her segment. But Jess still remembers exactly what they told her, and it isn’t pretty.

“Blake Shelton said I sing off key,” she tells ABC News Radio. “Christina Aguilera said that I shriek. And Adam told me that I’m young and my voice has time to mature. And I was 21 at the time!”

About the only coach who had something positive to say to Jess, it seemed, was Cee Lo. “[He] told me he liked my rasp and the way that I projected, but …read more

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