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Sharon Corr won't rule out a return to 'The Voice of Ireland'

Laura Butler

Published 16/06/2014 | 07:31

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Musician Sharon Corr
Musician Sharon Corr

She quit her role as a coach on The Voice of Ireland to focus on her solo career and now Sharon Corr has returned to TV for the first time in a year.

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The singer flew back to Ireland from Germany over the weekend to pose as a sitter for the 2014 Sky Portrait Artist of The Year.

It marked her television comeback after leaving the panel on The Voice of Ireland last summer.  The Corrs band member told the Herald she would love to take on another season on the RTE music competition.

The 44-year-old songwriter featured in two seasons of The Voice of Ireland, hosted by Kathryn Thomas.

Neil Hannon, Sharon Corr and Colm Meaney, who sat as models for the Irish heats of Sky Arts 'Portrait Artist of the Year 2014', at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham, Dublin. Photo: John Dardis
Neil Hannon, Sharon Corr and Colm Meaney, who sat as models for the Irish heats of Sky Arts 'Portrait Artist of the Year 2014', at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham, Dublin.

While Dundalk native Sharon is currently in teh middle of a world tour with her latest album, she said that if her schedule allowed she's "absolutely" consider another foray on the show alongside Westlife's Kian Egan and Mullingar-man Bressie.

"Absolutely, sure I would, because I loved that experience and the only reason I didn't do it this year was that I was releasing my record and touring, which takes priority for me," the petite star said.

"We'll see about it, i do intend to tour this album for another year because I do it organically and release in every territory as I go but I'd certainly be open to another series."

Coaches Brian Kennedy, Kian Egan, Sharon Corr and Bressie on the set of The Voice of Ireland in The Helix

"It was fun and it felt nice that people liked me when they saw me on TV, saw I was a decent person."

Mother-of-two Sharon is enjoying an extremely busy working period at the moment and is travelling across the globe promoting her album.

"I just did six weeks in the US after going around New Zealand, did Frankfurt on Saturday and am goign to London and New York this week," she said.

"It's nuts but I love it and I'm at my happiest on stage.

"No doubt it's a bit of a juggle with the children and they do come with me overseas sometimes.

"They have a happy mum when I'm home though and when I am home and not working they get all of me," she said.

Sharon, who is married to barrister Gavin Bonnar, sat for four hours in one pose of dozens of artists in the Irish heat of Sky Portrait Artist of The Year yesterday in the Great Hall of the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

"It was a bizarre experience," she told the Herald. "It's not like I'm not used to being in front of the camera, but it's having every part of you examined and then painted which is amazing." she added.

 

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