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The Voice UK star Tanya Lucey: 'I wasn't disappointed will.i.am didn't turn... despite writing his song'

"The whole thing was really funny and bizarre!"

One of the best moments from the latest episode of The Voice UK, was the sight of a talented singer finally meeting the superstar she once wrote a big hit for.

Tanya Lucey co-wrote will.i.am's tune 'THE (The Hardest Ever)', but had never met the man until she performed in front of the coaches on Saturday night's episode.

Although will didn't turn round, he was amazed to hear exactly who she was. And was clearly annoyed with himself for not moving his chair.

"It was funny, it's such an unusual situation to be in," she told Digital Spy. "This industry, a lot of the time the writers don't meet the artists they collaborate with.

"So it was funny to actually meet him on this platform... on TV. I just find the whole thing really funny and bizarre!"

Tanya picked Gavin Rossdale after he and Sir Tom Jones turned round. But was she disappointed that will chose to stay where he was?

"I wasn't disappointed at all," she insisted. "I think you've just got to have the attitude of what is meant to be will be.

"It was interesting to see how it was edited because I forgot I had said that and then he didn't turn!"

On why she picked Gavin over Tom, she said: "It was just an instinct thing, I thought it would be interesting to go with a coach who comes from a rocky background, just to see what he would bring out of me. But I was still very honoured that Tom turned for me, that was huge. I really was torn."

Tanya also said that she had no interest in appearing on other talent shows, saying: "I think The Voice has been the talent show that's really stood out for me. You're judged on the basis of your voice, and for me that's what it's about.

"Last year's winner, he was in Liberty X, and the vocal competition is so high. It's a competition for singers and vocalists who have been doing this [for years], this is what they do.

"So it's not like anyone's trying to get famous overnight. It's people that actually love music, and a lot of people on the show write as well. It just seems really like music is the core of this, rather than hype factor."

The Voice UK continues on Saturday night at 8pm on ITV.

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