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Jamelia was 'SHOCKED and upset' to learn she couldn't work with Voice of Ireland winner


Singer Jamelia has said she wasn’t too happy when she found out she wouldn’t be able to work with the winner of The Voice of Ireland.

The UK songstress won the show in her first year, when her act Keith Hanley won a record deal with Universal Ireland.

But the coach soon found out she would have nothing to do with his music career and Keith has since been dropped from the music label.

“That was one of the things that shocked me about the whole process,” she said.

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Upset: Keith was dropped from his record label

“I thought I would be apart of the career and be able to help write songs and stuff but my I found out my job was just to find the talent and just give them off to the record label.”

Speaking to Brendan O’Connor on The Saturday Night Show Jamelia said she was upset when she realised she couldn’t work with Keith.

“I would like to be more involved. I did find it quite upsetting.  I still put my heart into it (in the next season) but I understood that I wouldn’t be in the studio writing songs with the winner,” she said.


Quit: Jamelia left the RTE series this year

Meanwhile the singer revealed she walked away from the new season of the show because she didn’t believe she could give the series her full commitment.

“Whenever I take on something I want to be the best at it and be committed to it. Because of other commitments I didn’t think it would be fare to the contestants to say yes,” she explained.

Jamelia and Dolores O’Riordan both left the series, and have been replaced by Una Foden and Rachel Stevens.