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Lucy O'Byrne reveals had set her sights on Will.I.Am before The Voice started

Opera singer Lucy O’Byrne has admitted she had her sights on her Voice UK coach Will.I.Am before stepping foot in the audition arena.

The 24-year-old Dubliner had heard the megastar was looking for a classically trained star and knew he would be the coach for her.

“I heard that Will had been looking for a classical singer,” she explained.

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Although Rita Ora also turned her chair for the Dublin girl, the flamed-haired singer went with the American rapper.

Admitting she loved working with the Black Eyed Peas member, Lucy was open about how supportive and encouraging he was.

“I loved working with Will. He comes across like he only talks in metaphors.

“He’s great in a rehearsal room, he’s very open, he was so supportive, so encouraging, so interested in what I was doing.

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The Dublin native first came into the spotlight when she appeared on The Voice of Ireland three years ago.

After being axed from the show, she took up classical singing and moved to London in the hope of finding work as a singer in the West End.

When asked about the difference between the Irish and UK versions of the shows, Lucy¬†described it as “huge”.

“I only got that far so I can’t speak about the whole series but just the scale of it is what stood out for me.

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“I think on any given Saturday, there were between nine and twelve million people watching The Voice UK…. almost three times the entire population of our country. That’s crazy,”¬†she told Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show.

Coming down from a life-changing few days, the operatic singer has revealed she has been inundated with exciting offers.

“This week has been busy, it has been none stop. There has been a lot of interest and a lot of offers so far,” she said.

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