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Friday 19 October 2018

I'm going solo, reveals Wonderland's Sharon

WONDERLAND singer Sharon Condon is going solo -- even though music boss Louis Walsh is desperately trying to keep the band together.

The 25-year-old has admitted that the band's days are numbered because they haven't got the dancers or the production to succeed.

In recent weeks Wonderland were dropped by their record label and Jodi Albert announced her pregnancy.

So while their managers, Louis Walsh and Jodi's other-half Kian Egan, want to give it another try, Sharon says the gig is up.

Speaking about Jodi's pregnancy, she explained that it would have made things even more difficult in the coming months.

"If you look at Una Healy now from The Saturdays, she's fine because they are an established band, but we weren't.

"At the end of the day, I don't really know the reason we were dropped, maybe our music just wasn't good enough, but I think there was more to it than that.

"But I don't think Jodi was one reason in particular. Wonderland weren't what people were looking for," she said.

Sharon revealed to the Diary that talks are taking place behind the scenes about redesigning the band, but it might be too late.

"Personally, I felt this coming. Wonderland tried to be something very different, it was country rather than pop. More people are into dance now but we were more of a vocal group," she said. "Those days are gone. People want to see a performance. We were up against Beyonce and Lady Gaga. There was no way we could compete against that."

According to Sharon, the five piece had "an amazing journey" but she now wants to go solo.

"Maybe it just wasn't meant to be with Wonderland. But I've made so many contacts and it was an amazing three years, I learned so much and I just want to get up and go again.

"We have hundreds of fans behind us and it will be great to launch my own career from that platform," she said.

-- AR

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