The Voice UK star Lucy O’Byrne is set to record an album with A-list mentor Will.i.am.
The Dublin native finished in second place in the final of the BBC show on Saturday night after losing the top spot to favourite Stevie McCrorie.
However, the 23-year-old is still set for international success with her famous mentor hoping to launch her career all over the world.
“Will and his manager, who was integral in his career with the Black Eyed Peas, have been incredibly supportive and have so much belief in me and my career,” she said.
Mentor: Will.i.am was Lucy’s coach on The Voice
“Also, in the possibilites of merging two genres for an album. So hopefully something will become of that. It’s very exciting.”
“This competition has opened so many doors for me and I’ve had such a wonderful time,” she told The Mirror.
“I never considered a recording career would be possible until I kept getting through rounds of The Voice.”
Fans of the opera singer took to social media to express their disappointment that Lucy didn’t win – however the Baldoyle native insisted Stevie deserved to win the show.
Future: Lucy is excited about starting her recording career
“He’s a great friend and a terrific artist. I’m so proud of him and so happy for him. I’m extremely proud of myself and how well I did,” she said.
“I never thought I’d get that far and to be the first classical singer to get to the live shows is a privilege and honour.”