SHE may not have taken The Voice of Ireland crown but Limerick girl Kellie Lewis is still realising her musical dream - she is going to work with her mentor, and childhood idol, Dolores O’Riordan on a new record.
Kellie, who hails from Kilbehenny, took second place in last Sunday night’s Voice of Ireland final, losing out on the top spot to Cavan man Brendan McCahey.
“I absolutely enjoyed it and I have no regrets,” said the 21-year-old songstress.
Getting to work with Dolores who was her mentor for the show, she said, was “the highlight”.
“Dolores now wants to work with me on my original music. That wouldn’t have been possible if I had won, so I am really happy,” Kellie explained. “I feel free at the moment. I feel really lucky. The be-all and end-all was getting to work with Dolores so now getting to work with her even further, after the show has finished, is my dream come true.”
The bubbly brunette is now going to work with the Cranberries lead singer, on an EP. “It is just in talks at the moment but things have been pretty good,” she smiled.
Hundreds of thousands of viewers tuned into watch The Voice grand finale where the finalists sang their hearts out opening the show with a cover of Wake Me Up by Avicii. Kellie later teamed up with Paddy Casey to belt out his smash hit Saints and Sinners.