The Voice UK: Lucy O'Byrne hopes to record album with Will.i.am

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The Voice 2015 runner up Lucy O'Byrne is hoping to record an album with Will.i.am.

It seems that losing out in the final to Stevie McCrorie won't stop her - and mentor Will.i.am - from bringing Opera to the Top 40 chart.

On Saturday night we saw Will and Lucy team up for an unforgettable duet described as everything from "genius" to "hilarious for all the wrong reasons".

Now the 23-year-old is set to continue to working with Will, as well as his manager.

She said: “Will and his manager, who was integral in his career with the Black Eyed Peas, have been incredibly supportive and have so much belief in me and my career.

“Also, in the possibilities of merging two genres for an album. So hopefully something will become of that. It’s very exciting.”

Lucy, who was working as a theatre usher in London's West End when she first auditioned, said that the show had changed her life.

“This competition has opened so many doors for me and I’ve had such a wonderful time,” she told the Daily Mirror newspaper. “I never considered a recording career would be possible until I kept getting through rounds of The Voice.”

Meanwhile, Lucy was full of praise for Scottish singer Stevie who won the show at the weekend.

She gushed: “He’s a great friend and a terrific artist. I’m so proud of him and so happy for him."

Lucy added: "I’m extremely proud of myself and how well I did.

“I never thought I’d get that far and to be the first classical singer to get to the live shows is a privilege and honour.”

The Voice UK is back next year on BBC One.

Watch Will and Lucy's duet here...

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