Jessie J slams 'The X Factor'

Jessie J has hit out against 'The X Factor'

The singer told MSN music that the show was 'pantomime'.

'I remember recently I spoke to Simon Cowell about it,' she said 'And I said I totally respect the show, I just think it's lost its credibility a bit.

'It's almost a bit like a soap opera with music.'

She added that she thought the show was bad for impressionable young people.

'It frustrates me because it damages the understanding that young people have of how hard it is to make it in the music industry.

'Especially with original songs and not covers. People, even now, they think I've just had loads of money pumped into me and that I've been around for five minutes. That's not the case at all.'