Fellow Voice of Ireland Coach, Jamelia, Responds to Dolores’s Take on Feminism

April 29, 2014  |  Comments Off on Fellow Voice of Ireland Coach, Jamelia, Responds to Dolores’s Take on Feminism  |  by Shannon  |  The Voice

Over the course of her participation in The Voice of Ireland, Dolores has been outspoken about her disapproval of the use of “erotic dancing” in some of the performances on the program.  Dolores recently told journalist Barry Egan, in an interview for The Independent, that women “should not have to fall prey to the victimization of being some kind of sexual piece of stuff.  We are people and we should have equal rights.”

Dolores also criticized fellow Voice of Ireland coach, Jamelia, personally, stating that Jamelia was “intimidated by the beauty” of Team Dolores contestant, and second place finalist, Kellie Lewis.

Jamelia has now publically responded to Dolores’s comments, saying that she disagrees with Dolores’s opinion on feminism.

“I think that any woman who chooses to be unashamedly who she is, is a feminist and that goes from a stripper to a nun”, Jamelia was quoted as responding, according to Herald.ie.

She went on to explain: “Being a feminist means it’s OK to be my version of a woman and that’s who I am. But everyone’s entitled to their opinion and as you know, we all have very strong ones.”

The differing viewpoints between coaches Jamelia and Dolores created banter that quickly became a hallmark for series three of The Voice of Ireland.

Source: Herald.ie

Seems that it’s time for O’Riordan to take a break from The Voice…

April 29, 2014  |  Comments Off on Seems that it’s time for O’Riordan to take a break from The Voice…  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O'Riordan

A new Dolores O’Riordan interview was published today on Sundayworld.com showing that the coach did overall enjoy her experience on the TV show but is quite happy that it is now reaching an end.

She reveals that it was all about doing something different to have a good laugh – which got her closer to Kian Egan with whom she should stay in touch – but in no way to make money nor to promote herself to a new, younger, audience.

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O’Riordan to collaborate with the Smiths’ Andy Rourke

April 27, 2014  |  Comments Off on O’Riordan to collaborate with the Smiths’ Andy Rourke  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

In an interview on RTÉ 2fm on April 18, Dolores O’Riordan told Nicky Byrne that she is to collaborate with Andy Rourke (The Smiths, Morrissey).

“I have written a bunch of new stuff”, told O’Riordan.

She also told Byrne that she’ll go to Los Angeles to meet some casting agents as she is interested to get some cameos or small roles there. For O’Riordan, her experience on The Voice was to see if she liked doing some TV. And she did.

O’Riordan indicated there is no plan for a Cranberries reunion right now. “You know I just did a reunion tour a couple years ago, and then I did another album, Roses. It just started to be predictable again. It’s nice to move on, different shores, different expriences…”

O’Riordan and ex-Westlife member Byrne also remembered about their duet in 2001 at the Vatican Christmas Concert with “Little Drummer Boy”.

You can listen to the interview on our Interview page. Dolores interview starts around 1:36:00.

New Barry Egan interview on music industry & The Voice

April 27, 2014  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Voice

Seems like Dolores O’Riordan doesn’t choose any journalist to speak about her old demons: Barry Egan just published a new interview of our favorite singer this morning in which the Limerick woman and her mother Eileen discussed the music business pressure Dolores had to handle in her career back in the 90s.


It’s one of the first interview of this kind, with Eileen explaining how worried she was for a daughter back then :
“I was very worried about her. She was unable to tell me or explain or communicate very well” adding that she once told a prominent music business executive “if anything happens to her, I will kill you.

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A quick report of The Voice of Ireland semi-final last weekend

April 23, 2014  |  Comments Off on A quick report of The Voice of Ireland semi-final last weekend  |  by Axl  |  The Voice

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Last weekend some members of the CW team went to The Voice of Ireland semi final.
It was quite an interesting show even if Dolores didn’t perform with her team as all other coaches did the weeks before. Of course, Kellie being the only one left in the team, it would have been reduced to duet instead of a team performance, but we were secretly hoping that the 2 girls would perform Zombie together, which would have been quite enjoyable, don’t you think? This didn’t happen anyway and it seems it won’t be happening either next Sunday as some unofficial sources mentioned Dolores should not be performing AT ALL on the show.


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