The Dundalk native, who served as coach on two series of ‘The Voice of Ireland’, also said she believes the talent show genre is dying out. Speaking to Magic Radio, the singer said that the show gives the impression to young singers that they don’t have to work hard to be a star.
"I think reality shows are dying out. The reason I did The Voice was because I rated it. I felt like it was the antidote to The X Factor which I think is appalling." "On The X Factor you'd almost think that these judges could put these bands together and somehow they have this amazing foresight and they know how to make people superstars. They don't. Superstars are born. They work at it. They work at their job. They make music. They sing brilliantly. They play brilliantly. You don't make that."
“There are very simple rules: - you have to get your stage legs; you have to play all the dirty clubs; you have to come up from the ground and you also have to deliver something that's uniquely you. "So I mean none of those guys can tell you how to do that. You just have to do it." The sibling band, who shot to worldwide fame in the 1990s, recently announced they are to release their first new album in a decade.
Reformed family band The Corrs are set to leave the world Breathless again after announcing a gig and an upcoming album. The Dundalk-born foursome – Andrea, 41, Sharon, 45, Caroline, 42, and 50-year-old Jim – were a multi-platinum music sensation for 15 years. In their heyday, The Corrs were global superstars and even captured the US market before taking a break in 2005.
But after almost a 10-year hiatus they’re back and have announced a gig at BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park on September 13. The Runaway hitmakers also broke the news to fans of an album in the pipeline. Speaking to Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2, lead singer Andrea said: “We’re in the process of making a new record so it just feels right to do this. It’s exciting.
We emerged after our lives going in different directions – babies and all that.” The Co Louth siblings are in London working on new material and writing songs for the upcoming record. The family were brought together in grief last April to say goodbye to their beloved father Gerry. They honoured him at his funeral with a medley of his favourites including The Minstrel Boy.
The band released their sophomore offering Talk On Corners in 1997, featuring a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s Dreams, So Young and a remixed Runaway which gave them a No2 hit. Talk On Corners became the UK’s highest-selling album of 1998 and the ninth best-selling album of 1999.
The same year the band received a Brit Award for Best International Band and performed live on MTV’s Unplugged on at Ardmore Studios in Co Wicklow. The resulting CD and DVD sold 2.7 million copies and featured live performances of previously-released songs, plus the new Radio, which later featured on their third album In Blue along with monster hit Breathless.
Last weekend the Dundalk siblings performed in London publicly for the first time since taking a break in 2005. During the BBC Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park concert they performed many of their best known hits including Breathless and Runaway along with their Fleetwood Mac cover Dreams and a handful of other favourites.
Today the band members laughed off suggestions that they hadn't aged a bit in the past decade. Andrea joked that they all go home at night and "put our faces in a little jar" while Sharon said that they had been "cryogenically frozen" for the last 10 years.
During their ten year's together they sold almost 40 million albums worldwide making them one of the most successful Irish groups of all time. The Corrs play Dublin's 3Arena on January 28th and the SSE Arena in Belfast on January 29th. Tickets go on sale on Thursday September 24.
The Corrs have announced a 2016 tour of the UK and Ireland. Tickets for the UK leg are on sale at 9am today, September 21. Stops include Birmingham's Genting Arena, Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena, Liverpool's Echo Arena, the O2 Arena in London, Manchester Arena, Glasgow's SSE Hydro, Dublin's 3Arena and the SSE Arena Belfast.
Tickets for the UK dates are on general sale at 9am on September 21, while tickets for the Irish shows are on sale September 24.
The Corrs Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows:
Tue January 19 2016 - BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena Wed January 20 2016 - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena Cardiff Fri January 22 2016 - LIVERPOOL Liverpool Echo Arena Sat January 23 2016 - LONDON O2 Arena Sun January 24 2016 - MANCHESTER Arena Tue January 26 2016 - GLASGOW SSE Hydro Thu January 28 2016 - DUBLIN 3Arena Dublin Fri January 29 2016 - BELFAST Odyssey Arena
Those who grew up in the '90s era definitely loved The Corrs - and are still yearning for new music from the Irish sibling band. The Corrs first took a break back in 2006, and what a long hiatus that was - 9 years, to be exact! So even though Cobra Starship is breaking up, at least we still have The Corrs making an unexpected yet very welcome comeback.
Well, it's time to get excited folks! The Corrs are making a comeback and they're going big with a new single called "Bring On The Night," fresh off their upcoming album. Fans will definitely be happy to know that the track still sounds a lot like the beloved band from the almost 20 years ago.