Rachael O'Connor has told how The Voice UK host Marvin Humes got her involved in E4's Stage School.
Stage School airs tonight at 7:30PM and has been described as a cross between Glee and Made In Chelsea.
The new reality series follows talented hopefuls at a stage school in London, from dance and vocal lessons to auditions, as well as the bitching, backstabbing and romances away from the classroom.
One of those taking part is Rachael who says she got involved after speaking to Marvin following The Voice UK 2014.
Rachael, who made the live shows of the BBC One series, said: "He is a former student at the school and he messaged me on Twitter to tell me about the school and their new reality show. From there it kind of just happened.
"I’m the ‘new girl’ in the school so I’m introduced from the beginning. I’m hoping the show is successful and raises my profile again in the industry. The experience has been scary and emotional, as it was all so new and I had no idea what to expect. But, overall it’s been amazing and I’m so so grateful I’ve got this opportunity.”
Speaking to the Derry Journal, Rachael revealed that she was hoping Stage School could lead to a record deal.
She explained: “I’m still working on my own music and will be approaching the record labels in the near future so the bigger the following I have the more interested the labels will be. Each day is completely different.
"Some days I’m up early to go to D&B and film for the show. Others I could be off to an audition of some sort, and then I could be in a studio working with the writers to get my own music written and produced.
"And then there are always the days spent on Oxford street throwing my money away!”
E4's Stage School airs weeknights at 7:30PM.