In the April issue of Irish Tatler Sharon Corr talks life after The Corrs, the fear of going solo and exposing her vulnerabilities on The Voice
(Mar 13) Having just returned from a whirlwind tour of Australia with Ronan Keating with a stop off in LA to perform at the Oscar Wilde pre-Oscar party, Sharon Corr is back and in The Voice of Ireland mode.
Currently, Sharon is serving as one of the judges on The Voice of Ireland, and is clearly enjoying her role ‘The reason I did The Voice is that I made the decision to be open to something like that. And I love it, I am so glad I made that decision. I went on the instinct that I felt that the format was kind, and nurturing of artists and that was everything to me’.
Being the only woman on the panel doesn’t seem to faze her either ‘I have to say I have no issue being surrounded by guys whatsoever! There is something just wonderful about it and I know every woman loves that and you feel very special in that environment’.
She does admit however that her and fellow judge Cian Egan have had disagreements about his approach to the contestants at times ‘Cian’s not taking the tough love for any contrivance like you see in some other shows. In life he believes in being honest and direct and doesn’t appreciate people not being direct with him’ However she points out that they can discuss each other’s approaches to the contestants with honesty ‘We had it out with each other one morning. I said ‘You are a wee bit too honest sometimes’ He was going ‘yeah babe that’s just who I am and I am not gonna bullshit them’ and I respect that and I also respect that he and I could have a minor argument about it and there was no baggage’
While she was happy to take part in The Voice due to the format of the show and the fact that the format is ‘kind and nurturing of artists’ and contestants are talent scouted beforehand, she is not a fan of other singing talent shows. ‘I was not a massive fan, no [of X-Factor] I really like Louis but I have an issue with the early format of those shows. The auditions where people clearly cannot sing and sometimes are mentally unstable and I feel there is a little bit of voyeurism to it and laughing at people’
Work is well under way on her second album and after traditionally doing much of her writing solo she has decided to join forces with other songwriters to co-write much of her next album ‘I played it quite safe and I realised [on the first album] because I was my own judge, I wasn’t stretching myself enough, you get great inspiration from working with other people’
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