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The Voice heats up with Dolores O'Riordan's scathing attack on Jamelia

EIMEAR RABBITTE

Published 19/04/2014 | 06:59

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Dolores O'Riordan during the Second  live show of The voice of Ireland in The Helix
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FIERY Voice of Ireland star Dolores O'Riordan has admitted she and fellow mentor Jamelia are not friends off-screen.

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The Cranberries front-woman and the British R'n'B singer have consistently clashed over musical tastes and opinions on the third series of the RTE show.

However, unlike last year's warring judges, Kian Egan and Bressie, who are now bosom buddies, it appears that O'Riordan (42) and pop star Jamelia (34) are just too different. O'Riordan also hit out at her for giving her last remaining act, Kellie Lewis, low scores on recent episodes and suggested that Jamelia is jealous of Kellie's looks.

"The coaches have been quite cruel to her. Jamelia gave her a five out of 10 last week," O'Riordan said of singer Kellie.

When asked by 2fm presenter Nicky Byrne if she thought Jamelia was deliberately giving Kelly low scores, O'Riordan said: "Maybe a girl who is extremely pretty, younger, slimmer -- maybe it's that she (Jamelia) sees her as a threat. I have no idea, but girls can be catty.

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"At the end of the day, I do think Kellie is extremely pretty and she has a beautiful voice."

The live Voice of Ireland semi-final kicks off in the Helix Theatre in Dublin tomorrow night.

Speaking about her relationship with Jamelia, O'Riordan said: "Myself and Jamelia have great banter and it makes it entertaining.

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"We are friendly, but outside of the show we don't really know each other. I don't know Bressie outside of the show either."

O'Riordan also revealed that she is interested in some cameo acting roles on the back of the Voice and said she has lined up meetings with casting agents in LA.

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