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Eoghan? We're just good pals, says Jessica

THE Voice beauty Jessica Pritzel has laughed off rumours of a link with the show's backstage presenter Eoghan McDermott.

Dubliner Jessica left the competition two weeks ago when her mentor Bressie failed to save her after the public vote.

But Jessica (21) is continuing to plug away at the music scene and the Stillorgan native is never far from the headlines.

On last week's show, contestant Richie Hayes turned the questions around and quizzed back-stage presenter Eoghan about his own love life -- in particular talk of a hook up with Jessica.

But when asked by the Herald, Jessica was keeping tight-lipped about whether they were actually dating.

"Eoghan is a lovely guy. He is a really funny guy and he is a great pal. All the girls think he is great. He's always joking," she said.

"But I have nothing more to say on it. Richie was kind of joking when he said that. Everyone on The Voice acts like one big family.

"We all went out after the results night and everyone has been brilliant about keeping in touch."

Jessica now has her sights on a bigger prize after losing out on the RTE talent show.

"I have been in touch with a few songwriters in the UK and Ireland," she said.

"I have had a few meetings. I'm conscious that I want to do things properly. I'm really focused on what I want now.

"I want to have my say and maybe collaborate with some more artists.

"I'm going to be full time in the music industry."You have to make these choices so I've decided to put the studies on hold.

Jessica has tipped Conor Quinn (22) from Westmeath to take the crown but she is cheering on all of Team Bressie.

"I haven't really been in touch (with Bressie) but he is suggesting that the whole group get together so there have been a few things mentioned," she said.