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Imelda May opens up about her daughter Violet: 'She tells me to stop singing'


Songstress Imelda May has admitted her little girl is a music star in the making.

The popular musician revealed her toddler Violet is already trying to steal the spotlight – telling the 41-year-old to stop singing so she can.

“She tells me not to sing, that she wants to. She’s great,” she said.

Imelda May performs a private gig in Bewleys Cafe on Grafton Street

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It seems Violet is more like her famous mother in more ways then just one.

“She’s more like me [than husband Darrel]. Apparently she is exactly how I was. She would give anything a try,” she told the RTE Guide.

“She takes a while to warm to people. You have to prove yourself and she takes her time to decide if she wants to talk to you or not. But I like that.”

Returning for a second series of her RTE music programme The Imelda May Show, the Liberties native revealed she has turned down the offer to judge a TV talent show.

Pride of Ireland Awards 2014

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“I haven’t any notions of being a TV presenter. It’s not something I want to do,” she admitted.

“I have been asked to do various things over the years which I wasn’t interested in, you know, like competitions.

“I don’t want to sit and judge anyone,” she added.

While she prefers being on stage than in front of the camera, the rockabilly singer revealed she agreed to the show so she could help other established artists.

Imelda May performs at 3Arena

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“I don’t want to be a TV personality, I am quite happy being a musician,” she explained.

“However, I have to put my money where my mouth is because often I would harp on in interviews about needing a proper music show in Ireland.

“It’s all well and good having song competitions but there should be something for bands and people who are already established,” she said.

“So when it came up, I didn’t say ‘no I don’t want to do it’ because there needs to be a show like this.”